AJGA Unveils Renamed Liberty National ACE Grant Following Donation by Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable F
12-year agreement announced ahead of inaugural Mizuho Americas Open hosted by Michelle Wie West at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, NJ
Donation is latest milestone in Fireman family's continued support for junior golf initiatives totaling more than $12 million
The American Junior Golf Association today announced its Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant has been formally rebranded as the Liberty National ACE Grant as part of a 12-year agreement between the organization and the prestigious Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, NJ. The renaming follows a donation to the AJGA by the Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, which has made a comprehensive effort to support transformational change in communities across the country in its mission to grow and make the sport more accessible, totaling more than $12 million in contributions to youth golf initiatives over many years.
The ACE Grant provides financial assistance to young men and women who aspire to earn a college golf scholarship through competitive golf. It was founded in 2003 by the AJGA to help provide opportunities to players who have the skills but not the means to play a national junior golf schedule. Since its inception, the program has reimbursed over $6 million to junior golfers who have gone on to earn over $15 million in college scholarships.