MMJGA News

Welcome to Minnesota Minority Junior Golf Association

CaddyCaddie Newsletter

Issue: 2.2

March 31, 2009

Hello Friends and Participants of the MMJGA,

Welcome to the 2009 season! We have already enjoyed a record year for our program, as our roster is bigger than ever and we could not be more thrilled. Read on for all of the latest news about the program!


New Way To Keep Track Of Our Schedule

So let me guess... you're two weeks into the program and you've already lost your MMJGA handbook with all of our scheduled dates in it. Sound familiar?

Well, we know that pain. To make life easier, we have updated our website to provide an up-to-the-minute schedule of all MMJGA events.

Simply visit the MMJGA website and click at the bottom where it says "Google Calendar". Or you can click on the link provided under "Quick Links" to the left.

We will be updating the calendar on a regular basis so if you ever have any questions about who, what, where, when and why you can visit our website to find the answers to all of the questions of the universe... or at least the MMJGA universe.


MMJGA Goes Outdoors

Training continues outdoors this week for all first year MMJGA participants. Weather permitting, we will be out on the course on Saturday so please dress appropriately.

Saturday, April 4th - 3-5 PM
Saturday, April 11th - 3-5 PM

Both trainings will take place at Theodore Wirth Par 3 Golf Course. These are the most important training sessions of the season, so please contact us if you will not be able to attend. If you do not call or email us and do not show, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the program.

Theodore Wirth Par 3 Golf Course
1325 Theodore Wirth Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55422

Also, STUDY YOUR HANDBOOKS! That information will be tested and only the top scores will get placed at golf courses. If you don't pass, you cannot caddie! The MMJGA is held in high regard with our partner courses because we have very high expectations. So study up!


Upcoming Events

Other than our trainings, we have several key events coming up. We will have more information about these events as they approach:

Friday, April 17th - 6:30PM
Pizza Party at Broadway Pizza

Monday, April 20th - 7:00PM
Evans Scholars Open House for Participants & Parents

Saturday, April 25th - 7:00PM
Evans Scholar Fun Night for Participants


Timberwolves Game a Hit

On Friday, March 13th, twelve MMJGAers rounded up at Target Center to watch the Timberwolves take on Nate Robinson and the New York Knicks. Although the Timberwolves were not victorious, the event was a very good time.

We will be adding other non-golf events to our schedule in 2009 in an effort to broaden our reach. Stay tuned to find out about more fun upcoming MMJGA events.


Our Biggest Group Ever!

We are thrilled that we have over ninty Minneapolis youth on our roster this year. This is the largest group of caddies we have ever had. Many thanks to all of our returning caddies for spreading the word about the program.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@mmjga.org or call 612.702.1406.