Central Michigan University Graduate Danielle Muench Named PGA WORKS Fellow for the South Florida PGA Foundation
Muench will support junior golf and community outreach programs managed by the Section’s Foundation and work on event preparation for the 2020 Honda Classic
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.(July 30, 2019) — The South Florida PGA Section, in conjunction with PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, is excited to name 2019 Central Michigan University graduate Danielle Muench, of Huntington Woods, Michigan, as their second-ever PGA WORKS Fellow.
Muench’s appointment makes her one of 11 individuals nationwide currently serving in a PGA WORKS Fellowship. Focused on engaging a diverse demographic of participants—with consideration to gender, age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, disability and Veteran status—the PGA WORKS Fellowship is designed to establish a strong bench of talent prepared to ascend into key employment positions within the business of golf.
Muench recently earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree at Central Michigan University, where she studied public relations and planned events for multiple organizations. She also carries a passion for golf and values the positive impact the game has on her life. Last year, Muench worked as the assistant junior golf instructor at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course, where she facilitated golf drills, activities and other course operation duties.
In her role as PGA WORKS Fellow, Muench will work with the South Florida PGA Foundation for seven months, devoting her time to supporting its junior golf programs. Then, she will spend the remaining five months of her Fellowship working directly with Children’s Healthcare Charity, helping in the preparations for the 2020 Honda Classic.
“All career paths start with awareness and opportunity, and providing individuals from all backgrounds employment opportunities in the golf industry is a priority for PGA REACH,” said PGA REACH Senior Director Ryan Cannon. “PGA WORKS is an important initiative that supports the Inclusion pillar of PGA REACH, and we’re thrilled to create new possibilities through the PGA WORKS Fellowship to pursue the dream of a career in golf.”
“We’re excited to add Danielle to our team at the South Florida PGA,” said South Florida PGA Executive Director Geoff Lofstead. “Through our partnership with the Honda Classic, we hope to provide Danielle with broad experience on the administrative side of the golf industry, by having the chance to work on both our foundation junior golf programming, as well as with a high-profile PGA Tour event.”
The PGA WORKS Fellowship is a 12-month paid position funded by PGA REACH, which currently hosts Fellows in 11 PGA Sections: Carolinas, Connecticut, Gateway, Metropolitan, Michigan, Middle Atlantic, New Jersey, Northern Ohio, Southern Ohio, Western New York and South Florida.
“I am thrilled to be named a PGA WORKS Fellow and have the opportunity to promote the game through programs managed by the South Florida PGA, as well as gain valuable experience working on event preparation for the 2020 Honda Classic,” said Muench.
For more information on PGA REACH, visit PGAREACH.org.
About PGA WORKS
PGA WORKS is a strategic initiative designed to diversify the golf industry’s workforce. Funded by PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, PGA WORKS leverages fellowships, scholarships, career exploration events, and the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship to inspire and engage talent from diverse backgrounds to pursue key employment positions across the golf industry. For more information, visit PGAREACH.org.
About PGA REACH
PGA REACH is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The mission of PGA REACH is to positively impact the lives of youth, military and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf.For more information, visit PGAREACH.org.
About the PGA of America
The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of PGA Professionals who daily work to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.org, follow @PGAon Twitter, and find us onFacebookor Instagram.
About the South Florida PGA Foundation
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,850 men and women PGA Professionals serving as the experts in business and the game of golf. Over the past thirteen years the Foundation has touched the lives of more than 12,000 individuals residing in South Florida, through various programming included but not limited to junior golf, charitable gifting, scholarships and PGA HOPE. Click here to learn more about the South Florida PGA Foundation.
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