News 12 at 11, April 8, 2007
AUGUSTA, Ga. --- Drive for Show, Rock Fore Dough. It's an annual concert during Masters week. But to some, it's so much more.
"First Tee is so important to us. It's something that we do ourselves. Every time they call us and ask us to do it. It just fits right into the schedule. Seems like a cool thing to do and I love Augusta," Darius Rucker said.
The kids had a chance to meet the musicians one on one, and get their autographs.
"This is for the kids. And this is for Augusta, GA. You gotta bring it back home," Josh Kelley said.
Some of them even went out on the course and played a little golf before the concert started.
"Meeting them a little bit ago. They were so cute. I met this one girl I guess she did two holes in one and she's like ten years old. So the fact they're getting to do this and do what they love to do, I think it's awesome," Colbie Caillat said.
The concert helps raise money for The First Tee of Augusta, and it gives these kids the chance to learn the game of golf.
"Once they become a member here, they can come out and hit golf balls on the range for 50 cents, they can play our beautiful golf course for $1.00. I don't know any where in the county where someone can do that, particularly a young person," Sherry Dircks said.
And that's why this concert is so beneficial to these kids.
"Hitting golf balls, playing golf," Kevin Gorta said.
"I like coming to hit golf balls and seeing my friends, and learning new things," Maddie Miller said.
Learning things through a program that promotes character-development and life-enhancing values, all through a game that brings the whole world to Augusta.
"We've been in the position to do good things with the community through golf for years. We love golf and if we can help out just by playing a show, then that's a wonderful thing for us to do," Mark Bryan said.