SGA Charitable Missions

Charitable Missions

  

The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship – established in October 2001 as a biennial Olympic like golf event where 20 countries from six continents are represented by their two best amateur men and women players. These "stars of tomorrow” compete for Olympic like medals and have an international village living experience at Camp Olympia, located adjacent to Whispering Pines Golf Club. Over 50 tournament sponsors underpin The Spirit and over 400 volunteers support tournament operations to make it the finest amateur golf event in the world.



Houston/Harris County Immunization Registry - is a countywide immunization record system for Houston-area children. Houston is rated very low among major urban areas for percentage of children receiving immunizations. This is not due to a lack of availability, but to a lack of comprehensive, readily available immunization records for many children. Consequently, many children do not receive the vaccinations they need, or they receive unnecessary duplicate vaccinations. The WHGA since 2000 has raised over $700,000 to support the HHCIR.


The First Tee Program – The First Tee of Whispering Pines is a chapter of an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people.  On golf courses, in elementary schools and on military instillations, The First Tee has helped shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by teaching values like integrity, respect and perseverance.  Through our programs, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life. To learn more, visit www.thefirsttee.org.



Medical Bridges, Inc. - a non-profit organization dedicated to procuring medical and surgical supplies for donation to qualified providers of charitable medical care in developing countries. In our 8 year history we have sent over $30 million worth of medical supplies and equipment to 76 different countries.



Baylor College of MedicineTeen Clinic and Web Base Program - This program became a new SGA charity recipient in 2008.  The contribution to support the Teen Health Clinic program in Houston and a major development grant for a web based educational outreach program focused on sexually transmitted infections and HIV.  The website will be innovative and informative to reduce STI's and HIV among adolescents.
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