Since relocating its headquarters to Austin in 1973, Golfsmith has been committed to supporting its home community and environment.
Over the years, Golfsmith has donated time and money to several Austin-based charitable organizations supporting disadvantaged and disabled children. These organizations were selected because they have demonstrated an ability to deliver a significant level of their funding support directly to the people served by their programs. Golfsmith currently donates time and resources exclusively to the following programs and organizations:
Austin Sunshine Camp
Golfsmith supports the Austin Sunshine Camps, which offer year-round enrichment programs for disadvantaged children. Golfsmith agreed to donate $250,000 over five years in 1996 for the Sunshine Camps operating budgets. This money helps operate the camps at Zilker Park and at Lake Travis. For further information about the Austin Sunshine Camps, please call (512) 472-8107.
Austin Sunshine Camps Endowed Scholarship
In 1992, Golfsmith donated $150,000 towards an annual scholarship fund. A college scholarship is awarded each year to an exemplary high school student who has participated in the Sunshine Camps programs, typically as both a camper and a counselor.
Golfsmith Sunshine Trust Scholarship
Through the Austin Sunshine Camps, Golfsmith currently funds higher-education scholarships for economically disadvantaged, at-risk fifth graders who excel academically. Upon high school graduation, the recipients will receive funds to use towards four years of college or a technical school.
The Marnie Paul Arts Center
Golfsmith is the founding sponsor of The Marnie Paul Arts Center, an organization that offers expressive art therapies - namely music, visual art and dance/movement - for young adults with cerebral palsy and other challenging physical and mental disabilities. For more information about the Marnie Paul Arts Center, please call (512) 836-4266.