|One of the best ways to prepare our youth for the future is through the game of golf. It's educational, challenging, full of exercise in the great outdoors, it's a great way to bond with others and it creates character. Obviously, we are biased but many independent studies will point to our game as being one of the best ways to move into a healthy adulthood. That is why, since our founding, we have strived to connect our area's youth with the game. We have done that primarily though supporting and developing programs that have a track record of success. Miami Valley Golf and our Foundation supports many national programs, such as the First Tee, PGA Junior League, Drive Chip and Putt, Evans Scholars and locally we have welcomed and supported the establishment of the Southern Ohio PGA Junior Tour and the YMCA's Mentors Matters Program. Toward the Fall of 2017, we also welcomed Youth on Course to our area which is a National Program founded and managed by the Northern California Golf Foundation that supports our area's youth playing for just $5 dollars.