Headline: Dennis Walters Inspires Members of The First Tee of Massachusetts During the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship Kids Exhibition
For Immediate Release: September 3, 2010
Members of The First Tee of Massachusetts enjoy an exhibition by the world famous Dennis Walters at the TPC of Boston.
Norton, MA — Before the top PGA Tour players took to the course to compete in the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship, a group of more than 130 participants of The First Tee of Massachusetts enjoyed a special event at the TPC of Boston in Norton.
On Wednesday afternoon, nearly 250 people — inlcuding those 130 junior golfers from The First Tee of Massachusetts — attended the Deutsche Bank Championship Kids Exhibition as part of Championship week activities.
This year's featured guest was the world famous Dennis Walters.
Without the use of his legs, Walters started hitting golf shots from his wheelchair. He has progressed to a swivel seat mounted on the passenger side of a golf cart and since 1977, he has traveled the country telling his story and encouraging others to reach for their dreams, strive for excellence and do something they didn't think they could.
Walters uses his own personal experience as an example to challenge each person in the audience to do something in their life that perhaps they thought was impossible, for with hard work, dedication, perseverance you can achieve success at anything.
"It's great once again for our kids to be a part of the Deutsche Bank Championship," said Joe McCabe, executive director of The First Tee of Massachusetts, "It is even more special to be able to give our kids a chance to meet such a courageous person like Dennis Walters. His message is applicable to everyone and hopefully our kids continue to be inspired by his words."
Special thanks go out to the Deutsche Bank Championship staff for their hospitality throughout the day. All of the participants were provided with lunch in the Hospitality Pavilion and given the chance to visit many of the areas of the golf course, including the Kids Village.
About the MGA Junior Golf Fund
In 2006, the Massachusetts Golf Association launched the MGA Junior Golf Fund in hopes of supporting all of its junior golf initiatives.
The MGA currently operates The First Tee of Massachusetts in
hopes of introducing a younger generation to the game of golf. The
First Tee of Massachusetts is a statewide initiative that offers
programming at MGA Links at Mamantapett located in Norton. The program
is offered at sites in Lynnfield, Springfield, and Hyannis in addition
to a variety of seasonal programs at other locations around the
state. The First Tee is a unique program that introduces children to
the game of golf while at the same time using the Nine Core Values
of The First Tee curriculum to teach life skills that are important
on and off the golf course.