The SCGA Foundation held its second annual G.A.M.E. Kickoff event at Maggie Hathaway GC in Los Angeles on Saturday. More than 100 young golfers from organizations such as the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim and The First Tee of South Los Angeles who are enrolled in Youth on Course participated in a putting contest, closest to the pin hole, and target golf to kick off this year’s G.A.M.E. Club activities.

“G.A.M.E. Kickoff is always a special event as we invite youth who love the game and also want to participate in the extracurricular activities that G.A.M.E. Club offers to all get together,” said SCGA Foundation Executive Director Kevin Gigax. “As a golf club for youth, the participants had a chance to meet members from many different places and had a chance to connect on the golf course.”

G.A.M.E. Club is open to all Southland youth ages 11-17. The program provides golfing opportunities, career guidance and more to its members.

Kids were excited to interact with each other and SCGA volunteers and board members as they were invited to participate in a scavenger hunt, where they asked the adults questions such as what their favorite part of working with the SCGA Foundation was, why they came out to G.A.M.E. kickoff and who their favorite golfer was.

The event was attended by Foundation President Ed Holmes as well as directors Chris Wilson and Dan Cimino. Prizes were raffled off at the end of the day to excited participants.

G.A.M.E. stands for Golf, Awareness, Mentoring and Education, and is a part of the many programs the Foundation offers to youth, including Youth on Course.  “You are all members of a club now,” Chris Wilson told the crowd.  “Enjoy each other, enjoy the game and learn from each other.”