MADISON, Wis. - A local organization, 100 Men of Dane County, is donating thousands of dollars to an area sports program for kids.
The organization will be giving a $38,000 grant to First Tee of South Central Wisconsin, a group that brings affordable junior golf programs to the community.
The board of 100 Men of Dane County voted on charities they believed would use the money in the right way. The charities submitted videos explaining why they deserve the funds. At a luncheon Thursday at HotelRed, the organization announced that First Tee would be receiving the donation.
100 Men of Dane County is a membership group that provides grants for organizations in Dane County that help youth. The executive board member of 100 Men of Dane County, Charlie Wills, said their organization was thrilled to have raised the funds.
"We're extremely excited to have a gift like this come together. A month and a half we were able to get 38 guys to sign up, our goal is to get to 100 but to give $38,000 away, I mean, that's mind-blowing," Wills said.
The organization will follow up with First Tee after six months, and again after 12 months to see how the organization is using the funds.
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