Racing the Sun is an inconceivable golf experience created to generate awareness and raise supporting funds for Youth on Course and the organization’s national expansion. Six golfers will play four Top-100 courses, in four different U.S. time zones, on the longest day of the year, June 21.
The group, which includes top donors and the Youth on Course Executive Director, will Race the Sun and cross the country by chartered jet to play 18 holes at each of the following top-rated courses: Valhalla in Louisville, KY, Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, KS, Ballyneal in Holyoke, CO, and Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, NV.
The Racing the Sun team will tee off at Valhalla at 5:50 a.m. EST and plans to play 18 holes in only 2 hours and 15 minutes at each course – walking with caddies. The team is expected to finish their twilight round at Shadow Creek around 8:30 p.m. PST.
Team members have made a large charitable gift to Youth on Course for the opportunity to see if they have what it takes to finish Racing the Sun. The non-profit, based out of Northern California, provides youth the opportunity to play rounds for “$5 or less” by paying subsidies to over 500 partner golf courses across the country. All proceeds from Racing the Sun go toward supporting initiatives for more than 20,000 Youth on Course members nationally. In addition to round subsidies, Youth on Course also funds college scholarships, internships and a growing caddie program for their members.
Fans can track the team and the event by following Youth on Course on Twitter and Instagram (@yocgolf) as well as the hashtag #RacingTheSun. To learn more about Youth on Course, or to make a tax deductible charitable gift, please visit youthoncourse.org.
About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members receive access to hundreds of courses for $5 or less, employment opportunities through the Caddie Academy and internship program, and college scholarships.
Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. In 2014, Youth on Course began partnering with state and regional golf associations to expand nationally, with the goal of providing access to affordable golf in all 50 states by 2020.
For more information, please visit: youthoncourse.org