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Community Involvement
KGF Course Legacy Program

Tchefuncta Country Club, Covington, LA

Beau Chene Country Club, Mandeville, LA

In partnership with RCI, the KGF Course Legacy program was part of Kelly Gibson Foundation's charitable initiatives. We were able to extend our outreach with the Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour by creating a sustainable platform that gave back to our partner golf facilities while recognizing individuals who made an impact in our local golf community.

 

This program consisted of planting substantial trees and making capital improvements to existing structures at partnering courses and naming these enhancements after our top performing junior participants and those who have continuously given back to the game of golf. 

 

Our first initiative planted oak trees at Tchefuncta Country Club in 2017 and the second installment featured 9 trees planted at Beau Chêne Country Club in the fall of 2019.

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In March 2019, the Kelly Gibson Foundation underwrote a 3,000 sq. ft. artificial putting green at Christ Episcopal School in Covington, Louisiana. Golf is now incorporated in the schools physical education curriculum. Technique, rules, and etiquette are all taught as a part of the program. This is just another way the Kelly Gibson Foundation has been able to introduce young athletes to the game of golf.

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Christ Episcopal School, Covington, LA

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The PIG Invitational Charity Golf Tournament

Beau Chene Country Club, Mandeville, LA

For the last 5 years,  the Kelly Gibson Foundation has been the Putting Contest host at the annual PIG Invitational Charity Golf Tournament held each November. The Putting Contest is one way they raise money during the tournament in order to donate throughout the year. The PIG Invitational Charity raises funds to aid local St. Tammany Parish organizations. They are a sponsor of the Kelly Gibson Foundation Annual Scholarship Banquet

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GNOHLA Tourism Tee Off

Lakewood Golf Club, New Orleans, LA

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The Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association holds their Tourism Tee Off at Lakewood Golf Club each November. This golf tournament fundraises for the GNOHLA Hospitality Education Foundation. This non-profit foundation was formed to create awareness of the hospitality career path available to high school students in our community, to provide educational and financial support to the secondary and post-secondary institutions offering hospitality programs, and to sponsor continuing education programs for association members. Kelly Gibson and the Kelly Gibson Foundation has hosted a Beat the Pro Contest on-course for the last decade at this tournament. The money made during the contest goes to GNOHLA's Hospitality Education Foundation. It is also one of the ways that Kelly Gibson Foundation stays in touch with the hospitality industry moguls of New Orleans.

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