For 2017, the Board of Directors of The Devlin Foundation voted to support the First Tee of the Lowcountry and the AJGA ACE Grant Program. Your participation in the 2017 The Devlin Sponsor Event directly contributes to these deserving charities, while providing a tax-deductible contribution to your organization!
Charities We Support
This young and growing chapter of the First Tee is in the local community of Secession Golf Club. In their second year, they grew their satellite locations from two to seven courses in the area and finished construction of a 13-acre junior golf facility, as well as many more notable achievements. The support of The Devlin Foundation has an immediate impact on the lives of junior golfers in the Lowcountry South Carolina area.
Since 2003, the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant has been a financial assistance program providing opportunities to the underserved community of young men and women who have developed the skills and talents to pursue their dreams of earning a college golf scholarship through competitive junior golf.
· 1,784 ACE Grants awarded to qualifying juniors
· 6,544 playing opportunities funded
· More than $3,635,000 reimbursed to qualifying families
· More than $14.5 Million in college scholarships received by ACE Grant recipients
Excerpts from thank-you notes received from ACE Grant recipients follow:
. . . I was able to meet and talk with many coaches and am looking forward to meeting more next AJGA Season as I decide where to attend and play golf . . . My parents and I want to thank you so very much for giving me the opportunity and support of the ACE Grant . . . I won the qualifier and played in the tournament where I was watched by several coaches which was so cool. I even received letters from them. I’m very excited to continue working hard and trying to play more AJGA tournaments . . . Playing in AJGA events has changed my life and with your support, my golf dreams are being accomplished . . . I have traveled around the country playing in the best golf tournaments available. That in turn, has helped me receive a college golf scholarship. Without your help, none of this would have been possible . . . Thanks to the ACE Grant, I was able to take a road trip with my family to play AJGA tournaments. Traveling through the country was an unforgettable experience . . . This summer I finished well in two tournaments, giving me fully exempt status for next season. I also moved way up in the ranking and am being recruited by several top college golf programs. Thanks for helping make this possible . . . The experience of competing against other players in my age group has been nothing less than wonderful. I have met new friends who share the same passion for the game of golf through AJGA. I want to express my gratitude to you and your family for allowing me to be able to follow my dream and continue my passion . . . I’ve gained a lot of experience playing bigger tournaments, and I also learned many things playing with older, better players. You have no idea how much the ACE Grant has financially helped me and my family, allowing me to take steps toward my dreams . . .
The LeVeen-Roach Scholarship Fund was founded in memory of two members of Secession Golf Club who lost their lives in the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The scholarship was created to remember their love for golf and commitment to Secession by funding the higher education ambitions of students who display academic potential, share a connection to the game of golf and to the Beaufort, SC, area, and demonstrate financial need.
The Devlin Foundation is very proud of the contributions we have made and look forward to the future.