Millbrook, AL (WSFA) - For kids, playing sports is a great way to stay in shape and learn a lot of life lessons. But some sports are tougher to get into. Take golf, you need clubs and access to a course.
Saysana Kongchan loves the game of golf. He's been playing for about 20 years. His parents moved to the U.S. from Laos, and they sacrificed everything so he could have a good childhood. Now he wants to pay it forward. His goal, to provide the clubs and a facility where kids can learn and play golf for free. "It's a good game for kids to learn," Kongchan said. "It teaches them about integrity and gives them skills their parents will be proud of."
Kongchan created the Tee 2 Green program to try and open the door to a game that so many kids are locked out of. "A lot of these kids have never picked up a club before. My hope is to give them access."
His "Tee 2 Green" program is giving these kids a chance to try something new. His long term goal is to create a free par three course at his facility off the Alabama River Parkway in Millbrook. And you can help. He's hosting an open house Saturday July 24th at the Tee 2 Green Golf Development Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's located off the Alabama River Parkway, just off highway 143 in Millbrook.