FWGA supports various charities throughout the year through our Tournament Chip-in Jar, Annual Tournament Raffle and Silent Auction, and the Rally For the Cure Tournament.
For 2018, the ARC of Alameda County has been chosen as our primary charity. The Arc-Alameda County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering life skills education along with job training and job placement services to some 350 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Conditions such as as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, & fetal alcohol syndrome are developmental disabilities.
FWGA raised $8,463 in 2017 and over $10,000 in 2016 for the charities, The First Tee of the East Bay and Shepherd’s Gate, Livermore.
The First Tee of Oakland is a life skills program which builds the character of youth to help them succeed in life through the game of golf. Participants learn to appreciate diversity, resolve conflicts, build confidence and set goals for their future. The First Tee Golfers join FWGA in a tournament at the end of the year.
Shepherd’s Gate is a Christian nonprofit on a mission to free women and children from the destructive cycles of homelessness, addiction and abuse.