Paul Millsap has become the first-ever PGA WORKS Ambassador. And, on the heels of this significant announcement, the PGA of America has recently announced the Paul Millsap PGA WORKS Fellowship. PGA WORKS is a strategic initiative of the PGA of America, designed to diversify the golf industry’s workforce by inspiring individuals from diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities in the golf industry.
A four-time NBA All-Star and Denver Nuggets Power Forward, Paul Millsap immediately fell in love with golf the first time he played and wanted to use the sport as a platform to help others as much as he could.
The Paul Millsap PGA WORKS Fellowship is designed to prepare an individual from a diverse background to pursue a career within the golf industry. The 12-month paid Fellowship, which will be based at the Georgia PGA Section office in Atlanta, will deliver an experience that provides valuable insight for pursuing a career in the golf industry.
“As a PGA WORKS Ambassador, I am excited to partner with PGA REACH to provide this wonderful opportunity for a paid fellowship for someone that may not have otherwise realized the opportunities available within the golf industry.”
– Paul Millsap
Millsap’s very own foundation, CORE4, a state-of-the-art, Atlanta-based facility, which the NBA star co-founded with his three brothers, is committed to an exceptional training protocol for athletes of all ages and skill levels. CORE4’s mantra, “The Power of 4: Character, Community, Commitment and Competition,” and how it leads to life success on and off the court, aligns with the PGA WORKS platform.
With a mission to engage a broad demographic of participants, the Paul Millsap PGA WORKS Fellowship program will also acknowledge gender, ethnicity, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and Veteran status.
The Fellowship made possible by the Paul Millsap Foundation is named for one of the NBA’s most passionate contributors to underrepresented communities. Paul Millsap was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round of the 2006 NBA draft (47th overall) out of Louisiana Tech and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He played for both the Jazz and Atlanta Hawks before joining the Denver Nuggets in 2017.
The primary responsibilities of the Paul Millsap PGA WORKS Fellow will be to support and execute philanthropic activities for the Georgia PGA Section and Foundation, including PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) and junior golf programming, such as PGA Jr. League and Drive, Chip & Putt. Additionally, the Fellow will play an integral role in assisting with marketing and communications and special event coordination related to philanthropic programs.