THE JR SMITH LEARNING CENTER OF THE FIRST TEE OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES AT OCEAN COUNTY PARK IN LAKEWOOD, NEW JERSEY
The JR Smith Youth Foundation was organized to provide opportunities and support for young people through education, sports, the arts and other beneficial activities through scholarships, grants and programs designed to further those goals. JR Smith, a Lakewood native, plays professional basketball for the New York Knicks.
The NJ Golf Foundation, Inc. is the charitable arm of the New Jersey Section, PGA of America and is designed to teach life lessons through the game of golf.
The Kokes family story begins with roots in Eastern Europe and evolves into the family home building business of today. It has constructed more than 20,000 all-age and 55+ housing, apartments and mobile homes, 60 miles of road, two service stations, four shopping centers, an assisted living complex, two medical centers, a water and sewer company, real estate offices and two golf courses.
Pavelec Brothers Golf Course Construction Company
For more than 20 years, Pavelec Brothers has helped to realize the vision of renowned golf course architects on golf course construction projects both large and small. Its skilled team of golf course construction experts has established a rock-solid reputation for the highest quality work, and its experienced management team are trusted advisors to club owners, course superintendents and course designers throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. It is the builder of the JR Smith Learning Center of The First Tee.
Lakewood Blue Claws
BlueClaws Charities, the official non-profit foundation of the Lakewood BlueClaws Minor Baseball Club, gave grants to 25 Jersey Shore organizations though their end-of-year grant program. BlueClaws Charities has contributed almost $2 million in community outreach since the team's 2001 inception.
The Pignataro Family
Don Pignataro, the Executive Director of Holiday Express, is a member of the Board of Directors and a generous supporter of The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation is dedicated to improving communities through the embodiment of the moral, ethical and cultural codes of the game of golf. Its Links Across America initiative has a mission to develop "feeder short courses" (three, six or nine holes) across the country that provide affordable golf for youth, families, adult beginners and individuals with injuries and disabilities from all ethnic backgrounds. Wadsworth is committed to matching all sponsorship for the JR Smith Learning Center of The First Tee.