Take your shot for a good cause

“The most important shot in golf is the next one.” -Ben Hogan

 

We were delighted to announce on social media March 1, our Second Annual Golf Tournament at the Arizona Biltmore, Adobe golf course. We are thrilled to see everyone again this year and look forward to continuing our mission. We anticipate another terrific year, but first thing’s first… here’s a refresher on why it is you should participate.

 

At Caris Sports Foundation, we believe in the power of sports and the insurmountable benefits team sports provide today’s youth. According to a San Antonio Sports study, sports can make the difference between success and failure.

  • 95 percent affirmed that participating in sports and athletics at an early age can make a positive difference in a child’s development.
  • 57 percent of business leaders attributed their youth sports experiences to their career success.

Top lessons that business leaders learned from playing sports are:

  • Teamwork
  • Ambition and motivation
  • Appreciating physical health
  • Discipline and structure

Most business leaders played sports in their youth, and support youth sport programs. 

  • 62 percent of business leaders (owners and C-suite executives) played sports in their youth.
  • 76 percent have supported youth sports as a donor, volunteer, coach or
  •  parent.

According to Fortune, “participation in competitive youth sports ‘spills over’ to occupationally advantageous traits that persist across a person’s life.” Additionally, 75 percent of executives said that an applicant’s background in sports positively influenced their hiring decisions.

 

The Panel for the Promotion of Children’s Health once said, “Children are one third of our population and all of our future.” All proceeds from the Caris Sports Foundation First Annual Golf Tournament benefit Caris Sports Foundation and financial aid awardees. We hope you’ll consider taking your next shot for a good cause. Not ready to play? You can still donate.

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