As the title suggest we are attempting to capture the excitement, interest, and enthusiasm for
the game of golf Tiger Woods has generated throughout the country. We want to transfer this
excitement to the Summit University Community in St. Paul, where unfortunately, historically
there has been very few organized efforts that allows easy golf access to golf for minority youthS
The challenges of making this project a success are numerous, but the primary one is the cost
of equipment, golf fees, golf instruction, and access to golf courses.
Our program started August of 2000, when we enrolled youth in our program and conducted once a week in-door practices all winter. Our long-range goal is to develop golf skills in our Tigers through Junior High that will enable them to compete and try out for their High School Golf Teams. Starting in 2005 we will annually award a $2,000.00 college scholarship to one of our Sponsor A Future Tiger Participants each year. We conducted our inaugural golf tourney entitled “TWO ADULTS & A TIGER” In August of 2001 at Highland Park Golf Course. The tourney was very successful and we plan to continue this fun three player scramble this year July 20th and July 21, 2002 at Highland Park Golf Course.
This year we plan to collaborate with Fairway Golf, and Twin City Golf Club, two organizations in Minneapolis that promote youth golf. We look forward to the benefits these two organizations will provide for our Tigers but we still need to solicit your support of donations for equipment, transportation, golf fees, and prizes we can award at “TWO ADULTS & A TIGER 2002”.
We have scheduled our first fund raiser on May 11, 2002, a Play Station 2 tourney at Attucks Brooks American 976 Concordia in St. Paul. We are requesting donations of $75.00 a lottery board to sponsor a tiger for this event, our PEPAA Board representative will answer any questions you may have concerning the event or lottery.
Thanks in advance for your support of this needed effort for youth in our community. If there is additional information needed please call Dave Goodlow at (612) 872-4701, or your PEPAA Board representative
WHO ARE WE?
On February 10, 2000 a
small group of civic minded men met in the Summit - U Community, of St. Paul, MN to address the
concerns of many adults in the minority community "our misguided and unmotivated minority youth of today".. As a result
of that meeting Personal Enrichment Programs for African Americans (PEPAA). was born.
PEPAA vision will be to target youth and parents in grades 5th through 8th and provide programs and opportunities to reverse this above stated trend. PEPAA welcomes all interested families, businesses and the community at large to join us in this effort.
To obtain our goals and objectives PEPAA will enploy strategies which will include, but not be limited to an amalgamated effort with local, state, and national agencies seeking resources to achieve our mission.
- June 1, 2000 PEPAA introduced program and began recruiting.
- July 8, 2000 met with parents & potential Future Tigers at a
continental breakfast (signed up 22 candidates)
- August 12, 2000 Putting Tourney and Cook Out for participants.
- November 4, 2000 started weekly instruction in golf dome.
- March 2001 will start out doors golf instruction and practice.
- Golf camp for some next summer for most in 2002.
- August 2001 - The INAUGURAL - TWO ADULTS &
A TIGER SCRAMBLE GOLF TOURNEY.
- Year 2002 Events Calendar
- 2002 PEPAA will enroll Future Tigers in the MN PGA Junior Golf Tour during the summer.
- 2005 PEPAA 's first Sponsor A Future Tiger College Scholarship Award.