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PGA Check Saves Duval County High School Golf
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Amid the frenzy at Friday night's Sharks arena football game, the PGA presented a $60,000 check to save the golf programs at Duval County public high schools.

The crowd, including about 70 'PGA Professionals' members and guests, cheered as a PGA representative presented the check to Duval County Athletic Director Jon Fox right after the coin toss.

As part of the "Fore Our Students" initiative, the North Florida PGA Chapter and the North Florida Junior Golf Foundation teamed up with the Players Championship to raise awareness of the high school golf programs plight and raise money to keep kids on the green.

"Yes, I'm proud to report that Golf in Duval County High Schools has been saved for this upcoming year! This means that any of the 17 high schools that choose to offer a golf program for boys or girls is covered," Mike Lynch, the president of North Florida Chapter PGA told First Coast News in an email.

All of that excitement comes on the heels of news that the county's high school cross country program had been saved

Earlier this week, Doug Allred with 1st Place Sports reported that $62,000 had been raised to help the long distance running program stay off the chopping block.

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