Spotlight on Richmond Country Club
Richmond Members open their doors to Youth on Course
Richmond Country Club isn’t the easiest place to find but don’t tell that to the 25 youth currently learning life skills, goal-setting, nutrition and golf at one of Northern California’s oldest clubs. Richmond Country Club and its members have opened their doors to Youth on Course and a mix of community partners that have come together to provide a better future to area youth. What started in the fall of 2011 as an experiment in the local community has turned into a program for youth that not only the community is excited about but also the Richmond Country Club members.
"More than teaching golf, Youth on Course teaches responsibility, discipline, courtesy and respect for others. We are fortunate at RCC to focus on golf and to assist in the lives of our local youth," said Mac Niven, the club’s general manager.
Like other area sites, participants are given a set curriculum delivered in a fun yet structured setting and occasionally offered the chance to attend unique events. Due to the generosity of Chevron, participants traveled to the STEM ZONE, Chevron’s corporate hospitality tent turned education center at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
The Richmond members also know the value the clinic brings to the community as the club generated contributions to support the clinic totaling $8,000. With access to golf, internships and college scholarships all opportunities for participants in the years to come, the next generation of Richmond community leaders are at Richmond Country Club every Thursday afternoon.
o Richmond – Richmond Country Club
o City of Richmond, Richmond PAL, Salesian Boys & Girls Club, YMCA East Bay, Mechanics Bank, Chevron, George Miller Youth Fund, Sistas on the Links, UC Berkeley Men’s Golf