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Utah’s Tony Finau Giving Turkeys To Rose Park Community

Nov 14, 2018, 9:50 PM | Updated: Nov 15, 2018, 3:54 am
Tony Finau of the United States walks from the second tee during the third round of the Mayakoba Go...
Tony Finau of the United States walks from the second tee during the third round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic at El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course on November 10, 2018 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)
(Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah’s Tony Finau is 14th in the World Golf Standings. He is coming off a successful showing as a member of USA’s Ryder cup team and is giving back to the community.

Finau earned over five and a half million this past season on the PGA Tour. Now he is sharing his success with those who are not as fortunate. Kids that are like Tony Finau used to be, when he was unable to pay for a round of golf, or lessons, or clubs when he was growing up in the Rose park area.

Tony Finau donated $10,000 to four different youth organizations so those kids who can’t afford to play golf, will now have the opportunity.

“I was raised by great parents who taught me , if I ever saw success in golf, that I look for ways to help others.” Finau said to a group of friends and donors on Tuesday.

He donated four checks of $2,500 to the First Tee Of Utah, Utah Junior Golf Association, U.S. kids and the PGA junior program.

“I know what it’s like to not have a lot of money for lessons or the ability to pay for events, so if I can help just one kid with a chance to be more than he or she is today, it is all worth it.” Finau said.

Tuesday, Tony will head back to the Rose Park community, where he grew up, to give families in need a Thanksgiving dinner complete with over 1000 turkeys.

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