PGA of America Supports Event for Students, Parents

(FLINT, MICH.) A future Tiger Woods or Michelle Wie may be among the hundreds of students set to hit the green for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce YouthQuest afterschool program student and family Golf Event.  The event takes place on Saturday, May 4 at IMA Brookwood Golf Club from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

PGA of America will provide support for the event, which will feature golf lessons, a scavenger hunt and a fit and fun zone where students can participate in an obstacle course and games.  Lunch will include a Trick Shot Show by former golf professional Dennis Walter.

Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education and Training for the Chamber says this celebration is a great way for students and their families to get active and learn about the game of golf.

“YouthQuest students participate in enrichment activities throughout the year,” said Hunyady.  “This golf event provides a great opportunity for the students to enjoy a morning of fun activities while honing their golfing skills.  We truly appreciate partnering with PGA of America and IMA Brookwood to bring golfing fun to our families.  The golf lessons provided by IMA Golf Pro Joe Simpson at each of the YouthQuest sites throughout the year also provided an introduction to the sport for students.” YouthQuest reaches more than 2,000 K-8 students at 15 school-based sites in Flint and Genesee County.

For more information about YouthQuest contact Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education and Training for the Chamber at (810) 600-1412 or rhunyady@thegrcc.org.

About the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (flintandgenesee.org) is one of the Top 10 largest chambers in Michigan based on revenue and number of members.  We are the voice of business and community advocacy in Flint & Genesee. The Chamber is over 100 years old, was established before the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Two words describe the Chamber as it enters its second century of service: collaboration and partnership. It is our goal to work with government, business, education, nonprofit organizations and consumers to support the growth and development of the community economically, culturally and socially.  For more information,  about the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, visit flintandgenesee.org, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/GRCC_Chamber,and #seewhatspossible, check out our blog at seeandbseen.org and “like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/FlintandGeneseeChamberofCommerce.

About YouthQuest

YouthQuest is a high-quality, research-based afterschool program offering educational and enrichment activities that engage young minds. Available at 15 sites in the city of Flint and Genesee County, YouthQuest serves 2,000 students in grades K-12 each year. The program is administered by the Genesee Area Focus Fund, a supporting organization of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. For more information, visit www.yquest.org.