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Variety – the Children’s Charity of Greater Philadelphia’s Golf Buddies Program March 31, 2016 10:34 PM

The mission of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Greater Philadelphia is to help children with disabilities build independence and self-confidence, one of the ways in which they achieve this is through their Golf Buddies Program. For over 25 years, Variety has worked in partnership with the Philadelphia Section of the PGA to pair children with disabilities with a local golf pro. This program is a two way street, hundreds of kids have learned to play golf from the pros and hundreds of pros have learned about children with disabilities through the kids.

The program took a giant leap forward seven years ago, when the Philadelphia Section of the PGA leveraged their relationship with their vendors, supporters, pros, etc. to help build a three hole short course including a driving range, putting green and pitch and putt on Variety – the Children’s Charity of Greater Philadelphia’s Camp and Developmental Center. This course has allowed children in the Buddy Program and Summer Camp attendees to build independence and self-confidence around the game of golf!

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