We are honored to partner with initiatives that support the game of junior golf as well as programs assisting and advocating on behalf of first-responders. Patrick will focus these efforts are areas that he has called home or have meant a great deal to him during his career.
I am very fortunate to play golf for a living and have the chance to compete all over the world. I love this game, and I am excited to honor the platform that provided me this chance to give back. The Patrick Cantlay Foundation will pursue partnerships that support junior golf initiatives, looking to break down financial barriers young golfers often face. I am excited to provide access, avenues and support hard-working junior golfers. I know that talent and hard-work isn’t always met with access to opportunities, and we’ll work with groups who are committed to providing them.
A Foundation Focus
With the utmost respect and appreciation for first responders that sacrifice so much, the Patrick Cantlay Foundation will also focus on responding to the needs of first responders across the country. This is a long-term vision and I am excited to commit to learning and growing our impact year after year.
Our Inaugural Gift
In the Patrick Cantlay Foundation's first gift, we are honored to support a brushfire relief effort in Australia. It was after Patrick’s first Presidents Cup participation in Melbourne that the Foundation came to full fruition; after seeing the devastation and challenges faced by first responders in this beautiful place Patrick gifted the first of many grants to supporting those front-line responders.
"The Patrick Cantlay Series" will consist of four events within the Toyota Tour Cup schedule, showcasing the top junior golfers within Southern California and the surrounding regions. The events will be among the highest-ranked events on the schedule and promise to provide elite competition and a unique and fun experience for the participants on some of the areas best courses.
Thank you to the Patrick Cantlay Foundation for its generous donation in support of the American Australian Association. Your contribution will be used to help fund our newly created Wildfire Research Scholarship, which will support one American or Australian to undertake much needed study or research in wildfire emergency response and recovery; to develop new strategies for reducing fire severity, enhancing land management, improving response coordination and communication and expediting recovery for community and wildlife populations, in the country of the other.
Debbie Chappell, COO, American Australian Association