A1 Roofing & Construction has partnered with local youth organization FabNewport to promote the launch of their FabGolf program to teach children golf and provide on-course experiences in the state.
A1 donated a 2019 Ford Transit 350 bus to provide daily transportation for the children and buses to golf facilities. Children aged 11-16 from the Aquidneck Island area meet each morning during the summer to participate in a day of fun lessons and donated playtime at area golf courses, Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth and Button Hole Golf in Providence .
The FabGolf program is also just the beginning of an effort to partner with Button Hole Golf to launch First Tee Rhode Island, as part of the national First Tee program to bring more accessible golf experiences to local youth. While on August 2, Middletown’s Wanumetonomy Golf & Country Club FabGolf will hold its main fundraiser golf tournament with youth clinics in the morning and a shotgun start before the tournament at 1:00 PM.
“A1 Roofing & Construction has always embraced the concept of giving back to the community as a core value of what a local business should be doing, especially when it comes to raising children, mentoring and extending life experiences. When Orlando and FabNewport approached us about their need for transportation to launch the FabGolf initiative, we immediately saw how this aligned with A1’s goals of supporting the community and helping children,” said Joe Goff , Marketing and Community Outreach of A1 Roofing & Construction. Director. “Working on the ground floor and building a great program like FabGolf fits perfectly with A1 and its Aquidneck Island roots. With the donation of the van, we don’t just see it as helping to launch FabGolf; but providing a means of transportation to help FabNewport expand its programs across the island and beyond.” added Goof.
“A1’s support with the donation of the van has been critical to the successful launch of the FabGolf program and without the van we would have had to overcome some very high hurdles,” said Orlando Peace, Director of Special Outreach for FabGolf/FabNewport in a statement. . “The FabGolf program goes much further than just golf; it allows children at an impressionable age to learn about manners, etiquette, dealing with challenges, and expanding their imaginations for future opportunities and life experiences. We see the program as an important asset in how these children developed further as adults. We are very proud of it and look forward to the launch of the First Tee which will take place soon,” Peace continued.