Youth Partner Program

Youth Partner Program


Your Partnership Supports:

The First Tee of Indiana:
A national youth development program being offered in 17 Indiana communities. Teaches the Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits.  Over 1,800 Indiana kids are currently in The First Tee certifying program.

Providing golf access to economically disadvantaged youth. Over 20% of our participants are on scholarship. College scholarships are annually provided to graduating seniors of our Indiana Junior Golf Program and graduating seniors of our First Tee Five-Level Certifying Program.

National School Program:
A First Tee program, the National Schools Program reaches over 80,000 kids in Indiana through their physical education classes in over 250 Indiana elementary schools.  The NSP teaches not only golf, but again the inherent life lessons that can be learned from the game.

The Indiana Junior Golf Program is also supported through your partnership.


With Your Gift of $2,500:

Corporations Receive:

  • One foursome at an IGF Partner Golf Course
  • Tee Sponsor at IGF Invitational
  • Logo recognition in the following locations:​



Memorial Gifts

In Loving Memory

Thank you for considering a memorial gift to the Indiana Golf Foundation. Donors typically make gifts in memory of a deceased family member, friend or co-worker. Each gift helps the Indiana Golf Foundation promote our mission to teach valuable life lessons to Indiana youth through the game of golf.

Memorial Gift Designation

Memorial gifts are directed toward the Indiana Golf Foundation annual fund unless otherwise directed by the family of the deceased. Families also may choose to direct memorial funds to pay for Academy scholarships or First Tee program fees for economically disadvantaged youth. The exact use of funds received can be decided by the family at a later time.

Memorial Language

Families may ask for memorial gifts through the obituary. Sample text might read, " In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Indiana Golf Foundation, PO Box 516, Franklin, IN 46131”.

Memorial Gift Acknowledgement

When making a memorial gift, please include the name and address of the individual you would like us to notify of your gift. We then send an acknowledgement of your donation to the individual you designate. You will receive acknowledgement of your gift and confirmation that we notified the designated individual of your thoughtfulness.

Again, we thank you for choosing to honor and celebrate the life of your loved one by supporting the Indiana Golf Foundation.

Questions about making your memorial donation or setting up a memorial fund Email Autumn Strong or call 317-739-3011




Planned Giving

Pete and Alice Dye have had a dramatic effect on the national golf scene. Whether winning championships, influencing policies to help all golfers, or building world renowned golf courses, the Dye name has been a household name in the world of golf for a long time. While their impact on golf has been felt worldwide, their roots are firmly planted on Hoosier soil and they remain dedicated to bettering the game and passing the life lessons on to others.

The Pete and Alice Dye Legacy Fund is designed to provide funding for the future of Indiana Golf. These funds will allow us to continue to grow our junior golf and scholarship programs to reach even more Indiana youth long into the future. We hope you will join Pete and Alice and make a gift to the future of the game. Pete and Alice's efforts and accomplishments will have a long lasting effect on the golf world. Their Legacy Fund will have the same effect on providing golf, and more importantly, life skills development to generations to come.

To Become Part of The Pete and Alice Dye Legacy Fund Contact:
Autumn Strong
Indiana Golf Foundation

Golf Clubs

Donate Golf Clubs Today


Donate your gently used golf clubs to support our youth and veterans through The First Tee of Indiana and the PGA Hope program (Adult and junior sets both welcome).

Drop-Off Locations:
The Indiana Golf Office
2625 Hurricane Rd.Franklin, IN 46131


Riverside Golf Academy
3702 N White River Pkwy Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46228
*First Tee club donations only


The Legends Golf Club
2555 Hurricane Rd.
Franklin, IN 46131
See Crystal Morse in Pro Shop
(*Adults Clubs Only)

To make drop-off arrangements, please contact Autumn Strong at or 317-739-3011. 
Not near a drop-off location?  No problem! Clubs can be donated through The First Tee’s 2nd Swing Club Donation Program
To further support our initiatives, become a Youth Partner!

Special Events


Support the Indiana Golf Foundation and The First Tee of Indiana through our annual Indiana Golf Foundation Invitational.  Held at some of the  most premiere golf courses in the state, the Foundation Invitational is a great event to bring a foursome and play for a good cause!  Your participation will help us expand our existing youth programs through The Indiana Golf Foundation, increasing the number of programming locations around the state, purchasing more equipment to be used in The First Tee National Schools Program and providing additional scholarship assistance to those kids who are economically disadvantaged.  Currently through First Tee programming, we are reaching over 80,000 youth statewide.  For information regarding the 2019 Indiana Golf Foundation Invitational at Victoria National Golf Club, please contact Kelly Gaughan at


Support your local PGA Golf Professional at our annual Indiana Golf Foundation Charities Day.  At this event, each participating professional plays 72 holes of golf in support of the Indiana Golf Foundation, The First Tee of Indiana, and a charity of his or her choosing.  Charities such as Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Gleaners Food Bank, Safe Passage, Inc., and various others have been represented.  Funds are raised per birdies and eagles made by the participating Professional and total of golf holes played.  If you would like to make a donation please visit our Indiana Golf Charities Day homepage, and click on a participating professional, or signup at your local facility.


Since The First Tee of Indiana became a part of the Indiana Golf Foundation in 2012, we have looked for ways to better involve women with our youth golfers in the State of Indiana. Through The First Tee of Indiana Women’s Initiative, we can make this connection and raise funds to improve and expand the programming that we currently offer. The First Tee of Indiana will partner with an Indiana Golf Facility and their female leadership or league to develop a fundraiser to support this mission. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser in 2019, please contact Kelly Gaughan at


Community Rewards


Enroll your Kroger Card into Kroger Community Rewards!

  • Click the Orange button that says "Create an Account."
  • You will need your Kroger card or alternate ID (most likely your phone number) accessible.
  • Search the Indiana Golf Foundation or ID # 32352.
  • How do you know if your card is enrolled? Within 10 business days of enrolling your Kroger card, check under the My Account heading to verify enrollment.
  • Each year, around January, you should receive an email requesting that you re-enroll your Kroger card to our organization.  It does not carry over year to year.


Make all your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile!

  • On your first visit to Amazon Smile, select the Indiana Golf Foundation as your charity of choice.  When you return to shop again, the website will remember you have selected the Indiana Golf Foundation.
  • All purchases need to be made by starting out at (You will still be logged into your Amazon account).
  • 0.5% of each eligible purchase is donated to the Foundation.
  • To find out if a purchase is eligible, click on the product details page.
  • You can change your charity by signing into your account and making an edit under the search bar that lists which charity you are currently supporting.