Update on California State Assembly Bill AB-1910

PLEASE READ AND ACT! SCGA’s Updated Statement on AB-1910

Pro Kids Golf Academy, Inc., known today at Pro Kids, First Tee – San Diego was established in 1994 by Ernest Wright, Sr., and a group of community advocates with the mission to challenge underserved youth to excel in life by promoting character development, life skills, and values through education and the game of golf. We can deliver our mission to those who need it most because of publicly owned golf courses.

AB-1910 directly threatens our mission, and the greater mission of First Tee national, to “build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do” through the game of golf. Publicly owned courses are often the only kind of courses accessible to not only underserved communities, but also middle class and even upper-middle class families in San Diego County. Golf is a game for everyone and should be accessible to anyone. Colina Park Golf Course and Oceanside Municipal Golf Course are fundamental to the wellbeing of City Heights and Oceanside. Passing AB-1910, despite good intentions around affordable housing, is a direct vote against the home Pro Kids has built for the communities we serve.

If you want to protect municipal golf courses, one of the biggest steps you can take is contacting your local representative and voicing your opposition to AB-1910. Click on SCGA’s Public Golf Endangerment Act site for all the resources you need.