Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wells Fargo donates $100,000 to First Tee of Charlotte

Wells Fargo has made a $100,000 donation to The First Tee of Charlotte, part of the bank's celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Wells Fargo Championship next week at Quail Hollow Club and the company's third annual Reading Above Par community program.

"Wells Fargo remains committed to making a real difference in the lives of children by maintaining an active involvement with our public education system and local communities," said Kendall Alley, Wells Fargo Charlotte region president.

"This is accomplished through our companywide volunteer efforts and support of community organizations like The First Tee, which help to create a brighter future for our young people."

Wells Fargo volunteers have spent the past month working directly with Charlotte-area students enrolled in The First Tee program, reading with the students in an effort to meet the Reading Above Par curriculum before next week's PGA Tour event.

Students who achieve the goal before the tournament will get to meet several PGA Tour players at a tournament-week event which will include the formal presentation of the $100,000 check.

"The First Tee of Charlotte youth are extremely grateful to companies like Wells Fargo that recognize the importance of building life skills and are willing to dedicate resources to help our students reach their goals," said Jennifer MacCurrach, executive director of The First Tee of Charlotte.

The gift will help The First Tee program be incorporated into 41 of 100 elementary schools in the Charlotte area by next fall.