Mission: The Foundation was created to be a catalyst for community renewal and transformation in the South Dallas community.
Results: I AM a Scholar Awarded $10,000 to a Dallas Independent School District student in the South Dallas community for the I AM a Scholar Program
Gave over 90 golf lessons to participants in the I AM a Golfer program and hosted over 20 clinics.
Gave 10 job opportunities to the local DISD High school students for the I AM an Intern program.
Target demographics: Mission is to be a catalyst for community renewal and transformation in South Dallas. Our purose is to create life changing opportunities for South Dallas youth through golf and golf related programs at Cedar Crest Golf Course.
Direct beneficiaries per year: This is our first year and we have helped over 70 people since the begining of the year.
Geographic areas served: Dallas, Texas
Programs: I AM a Golfer Pillar provides affordable quality instruction and playing opportunities to area juniors. This is accomplished through our golf program for beginners to advanced players, proven concepts and methods, funds for tournament fees, personal mentorship of life skills, and character development.
I AM an Intern Pillar provides opportunities and jobs at Cedar Crest Golf Course for area college and high school students. Our college internships include all areas of the business operation to include general business skills and leadership skills. Our high school internships include summer internship opportunities at Cedar Crest Golf course within the golf operation and on the course.
I AM a Scholar Pillar provides college scholarships targeted to South Dallas DISD graduates with high academic standards who play golf. These are one-year scholarships awarded in amounts of $1,000 - $5,000 annually. The eligibility pre-requisite consists of being an eligible member of the I AM a Golfer Foundation or participation in the NTPGA Fairways to Success Program. Support for our mission this year will allow us the opportunity to provide over $10,000 to students in South Dallas.
It is a pleasure to be able to be apart of an organization that is providing a different experience to Oak Cliff/ South Dallas youth. To be apart of a Foundation that encourages youth to explore something out of the norm and introduce them to the game of golf is an awesome to see. The foundation not only teaches the game of golf, but always provides jobs and supports education by providing internships and scholarships. Through the Foundation I have had the pleasure meeting such wonderful people.
Great nonprofit and great group of people. Ira and his team are filling an important void within the Cedar Crest community by introducing young people to the game of golf, promoting higher education, and creating job opportunities. Each of these aspects of the foundation makes a significantly positive impact on the lives of those involved and the community as a whole.
Getting my child to become a part of this organization was on of the best things I could have ever done for my son. The staff is great. My son has gained great leadership skills and confidence in himself. They have great instructors that are very encouraging. They are very attentive to each child golf skills and what they need to get them to the next level. #Braylon L. mom
My junior golfer has been with the I Am A Golfer Foundation and we as a family have enjoyed the experience over the last few years. They are not only teaching him skill sets in his golfing techniques, but the core values taught to the players is essential to good sportsmanship an character. I encourage anyone who wants their junior golfer to be successful enroll their child in this great program. The professional staff and knowledge of the coaches and pros are exceptional!