4th Annual Pearl Foundation Charity Golf Tournament
The Pearl Foundation of Puget Sound is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was formed in 1998 with the purpose of creating funding and self-development opportunities for “At Risk” youth in the Puget Sound community. This annual charity golf tournament is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year. Through funds raised from this event, they have been able to award scholarships to high school students pursuing a college education as well as provide funds to support the Passport to Manhood Program–a mentoring program–at the Boys and Girls Club in Tacoma. One of its signature youth programs, the Passport to Manhood Program is designed to guide the boys on their journey to manhood, encouraging and supporting them as they face specific challenges related to becoming an adult man. The goal of the journey is for each boy to become aware of his unique gifts, to seek ways to contribute to his family, and to learn to become a valuable member of the community.
The golf tournament is organized and executed with 100% volunteers. So, 100% of the proceeds go toward supporting the Foundation’s youth-related programs. Each year, the golf tournament committee invites and hosts area high school golfers to participate in the event. This year, young people from the First Tee of South Puget Sound–an organization that introduces kids to the game of golf– will be included in the event. The charity golf tournament establishes the means that allows the Pearl Foundation to achieve its objectives of supporting youth-related programs in the Puget Sound communities.