Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Brittany Lincicome to donate Founder's Cup earnings to First Tee of St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Brittany Lincicome will donate her recent LPGA Founder's Cup earnings to the First Tee of St. Petersburg.

There will be a special event from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at the Twin Brooks Golf Course, 3800 22nd Ave. S.

The event will include a pizza party for First Tee participants and their families, a golf clinic by Lincicome and a "Beat the Pro" contest.

Lincicome, a founding partner of the First Tee of St. Petersburg, finished the recent inaugural RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup in a tie for second place.

The tournament's unique format gives all of the $1 million prize money directly to charity — split between the LPGA Foundation and player-designated charities.

Lincicome's earning of $77,500, will go to her favorite charity, the First Tee of St. Petersburg.

The donation represents the largest single gift that the organization has received in its first year as an independent nonprofit, and will go toward a new Learning Center and expand program offerings to reach even more underserved youth and their families.

Lincicome grew up in Seminole and honed her golf skills in St. Petersburg junior golf programs. She turned pro at 19, and has already won one major on the LPGA tour: the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

The First Tee of St. Petersburg is a development program for youth, ages 6 to 18, that teaches golf fundamentals, rules and etiquette and life skills.

The First Tee of St. Petersburg offers classes year-round at the city-owned golf courses: Twin Brooks (the official home of First Tee), Cypress Links and Mangrove Bay.

The First Tee of St. Petersburg welcomes children of all backgrounds, ethnicities and abilities. No child is turned away for inability to pay, and scholarships are provided through a combination of grants and individual and corporate contributions to fulfill the organization's mission.

Initially formed in April 2005, the First Tee of St. Petersburg became an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 2010.

Brittany Lincicome to donate Founder's Cup earnings to First Tee of St. Petersburg 04/05/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 4:04pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. What to watch this week: Catch these titles before they leave Netflix in July

    Blogs

    It's been less than a week since summer officially started, and I don't know about you, but I'm more than ready for cooler weather to get here. It's too hot outside to function (looking at you, 116 degree Arizona), but Netflix has us covered with a boatload of new TV shows and movies coming in July. Unfortunately, that …

    Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight in 1989's Batman.
  2. Do you need to vote in city elections to run for mayor of St. Pete? Jesse Nevel says no

    Blogs

    Jesse Nevel is running for mayor. But, voting records show, he has never cast a ballot in a St. Petersburg city election.

    Jesse Nevel is running for mayor, but has never voted in a city election
  3. St. Petersburg man arrested for breaking into 12 homes being tented for termites

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — A 36-year-old former pest control worker was arrested for burglarizing 12 homes over the last five weeks, according to St. Petersburg police.

    David Cooper, 26, was arrested for breaking into 12 homes tented for termites over five weeks, according to St. Petersburg Police. [Photo courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  4. Video: Gator snaps at photographer who got too close at Paynes Prairie

    Wildlife

    Perhaps this guy should have just used a zoom lens.

    A video that was posted June 17 on Facebook by Ben Boukari Jr. shows the gator lurching at the photographer, causing him to stumble behind some shrubbery as it chomped at a tripod and rested near his backpack before staring him down. [Facebook]

  5. Timmy Claus is coming to town

    Blogs

    The circus is coming to town.

    Well, close enough.

    Timmy the Tebow is coming to Tampa Bay.

    It’s true. At least it could be. St. Timothy has been promoted by the New York Mets to high Class-A Port St. Lucie. If he stays promoted, Tebow should be in Tampa Bay for eight games beginning August 10 …

    Coming soon: Tim Tebow will hit Tampa Bay in August.