The Build-A-Team program was created by the Arizona Women’s Golf Association in 2012 to help high schools throughout Arizona develop enthusiastic girls’ golf teams.
The program utilizes Association resources to connect school programs with the instruction and equipment they need to be successful.
The Build-A-Team program provides the Association with an opportunity to powerfully and positively impact participation in golf as a team sport by girls in Arizona high schools. By creating the opportunity for girls to learn the game from PGA/LPGA Professionals as well as supporting the work of dedicated coaches financially and emotionally, we will encourage the long-term support from the community, while creating new golfers.
- A year-round program, the Build-A-Team program serves a minimum of eight schools state-wide each year.
- Schools are selected through an application and interview process – and must have the support from school administrators.
- Each team in the program includes five to eight young women of all abilities, including some youth of color.
- 75 percent of the funds provided to the teams are used for golf instruction taught by PGA/LPGA Professionals. The balance of the funds are used for equipment and uniforms.
- Since the program inception, 25 high schools have established teams and introduced more than 300 female student-athletes to the game.
2021 AWGA Foundation Build A Team Grant Application
Arizona Golf Association (AGA) and the Arizona Women’s Golf Association Foundation (AWGA) have partnered together to once again offer the High School Build- A- Team (BAT) Program in 2021. The BAT program was founded in 2012 when the AWGA Board of Directors made a commitment to expand their support of junior girls in golf. Now that the AWGA has partnered with the Arizona Golf Association (AGA), we are pleased to offer the program to interested high schools in Arizona, including girls’ teams, co-ed teams, and unified teams.
The program is funded through raffles, individual and club donations, grants, and other fundraising efforts. Grants of up to $2,500 are made available to high school golf teams in Arizona. Grants are approved by the AWGA Foundation Board and awarded based on need, qualifications, a completed application and availability of funds.
AWGA Awards 25 High School Teams with Build-A-Team Grants in 2020
Agua Fria High School, Avondale
Cactus High School, Glendale
Catalina High School, Tucson
Chandler High School, Chandler
Desert View High School, Tucson
Flagstaff High School, Flagstaff
Flowing Wells High School, Tucson
Gilbert High School, Gilbert
Ironwood Ridge High School, Oro Valley
Marana High School, Tucson
Maryvale High School, Phoenix
Mesa High School, Mesa
Metro Tech High School, Phoenix
Mountain Ridge High School, Glendale
Nogales High School, Nogales
Palo Verde Magnet High School, Tucson
Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix
Sahuarita High School, Sahuarita
Sahuaro High School, Tucson
Santa Rita High School, Tucson
Shadow Mountain High School, Phoenix
Tolleson Union High School, Tolleson
Walden Grove High School, Sahuarita
Westview High School, Avondale
Williams Field High School, Gilbert
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