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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]
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