ParTee on the Green returns to south Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - ParTee on the Green is back in south Augusta for the second year.
It’s the perfect getaway if you’re not on the course, and entry is free.
Organizers say they didn’t want families in south Augusta to have to travel to have some fun.
“South Augusta doesn’t have many events like this, so it’s just exciting to see people come out and have animals, food, different talent competitions with the stage set up, so it’s just an exciting event,” said Levonta Reddick, community member.
It’s a party to celebrate Masters week in south Augusta. ParTee on the Green has become an annual tradition for the community, and proceeds go towards Paine College.
It’s one of many events benefiting Paine College and the first time the Office of the Mayor has helped raised money for the HBCU during Masters week.
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“As he began to talk about and cast his vision for the Mayor’s Masters Reception, being a fundraiser for Paine, it only made sense for us to get on board with that,” said Samantha Valentine, educator.
Valentine says Paine College is a vital part of the Augusta community. It’s why giving back through events is so important.
“I’ve had the opportunity of teaching a few of their move-on when-ready courses, and it’s just a pleasure that they give back to the community, and no better way than the community to give back is through events like this,” she said.
Dancing, food, and performances brought the community together. Organizer Karen Gordon says it’s all a part of a bigger plan.
“They’re our only HBCU,” she said. “We need to do everything that we can to support Paine College. So I’m excited. I’m excited to support them in this way.”
It wasn’t just people from Augusta getting in on the fun; visitors for this year’s Masters stopped by as well.
Donnie Wallace, PGA Tour Vice President of Operations said: “Fortunate to be invited to take part in something that’s growing a community and getting youth in any community excited about the success.”
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