Erin Johnson, a senior at The Summit Country Day School and member of the varsity girls' golf team, is sharing her love for golf with local high school girls. As part of a community project with First Tee, she raised the funds to purchase 25 sets of clubs and bags that are designated to area high schools. The project goal was to purchase 10 sets of clubs and bags.
Erin held a used sporting goods drive and then sold the equipment to Play it Again Sports.
“I love the game of golf and my goal is to share that passion with other girls by providing the equipment they need to learn and play the game,” Erin said. She noted that the project is aligned with Summit Upper School’s motto of “To whom much is given, much is expected," a Biblical verse from the book of Luke.
To date, six girls’ high school teams have received their new clubs. Overall, this community service project with First Tee has taken 60 hours and counting. First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to kids and teens.