BUFFALO, N.Y — Putting golf balls and chipping potato chips while taking sips was the motto Thursday evening at the Parkside Lodge.
It was The First Tee of Western New York’s first ever Sips and Chips fundraiser. It’s goal is to invest in local girls to create opportunities for girls new to golf. This inclusive event featured both women and men passionate about girls in golf conversing over wine and light appetizers.
The First Tee of WNY Director of Coaching and Program design, Patty Jordan-Smith, LPGA, orchestrated the event and created the mini, 9-hole golf course that the attendees took a swing at.
“More than a fundraiser,” said Jordan-Smith, “Sips and Chips is an awareness raiser.”
The event was designed to promote Keeping Girls on Course, a girls only initiative of The First Tee of Western New York.
“How do we keep girls on course? Invest in them,” said Jordan-Smith. “Help young women grow confidence, help them discover their passions and gifts, create opportunities to engage with other women and see active role models willing to invest in relationship.”