The Callaway Golf Foundation’s Culture of Pay It Forward

The Callaway Golf Foundation’s Culture of Pay It Forward

Callaway golf Company’s pursuit of excellence can only be paralleled by their quest to create healthy communities for their stakeholders. Founded by the late Ely Callaway, the Callaway golf Foundation focuses on support programs that improve lives and communities. It also allows its employees to be more involved and gives them the chance to fulfill their social responsibilities.

Callaway golf Foundation’s excellent track record is a proof to the many activity that it spearheads, which is aligned to their mission of helping the less fortunate. With these activities, the company is able to use golf as a means of touching lives.

Pro Kids Golf Academy and Learning Center

Callaway-GolfPro Kids Golf Academy and Learning Center, or the PKGA, was founded in 1984. Its mission is to use golf to challenge inner-city youth to excel in life through various programs that promote education, teach life skills and values and develop their characters. With the North County Learning Center in Oceanside, California, Pro Kids aims to provide golf and life skills instruction to children aging from 7 to 17.

The Southern California Golf Foundation

The Callaway Foundation proudly supports the Southern California Golf Association Youth on Course program. By making golf accessible and affordable to the youth, the foundation aims to shift the youth’s focus from drugs and other vices to golf.
Challenged Athletes, Inc.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation or CAF sees the greatness of athletes with physical challenges and supports their aspirations by giving grants for their training, equipment and other needs. For the foundation, disabilities are only challenges and with a little help, these athletes can overcome them and reach their dreams.

Callaway Golf Foundation Women’s Cancer Initiative

The Callaway Foundation is a proud supporter of the Entertainment Industry’s Foundation on Women’s Cancer Programs. Through its donation totaling to $2 million, the Callaway Golf Foundation Women’s Cancer Initiative or CGFWCI showed its commitment in finding a breakthrough for ovarian cancer treatment and early detection.

Employee Matching Gift Program

The Employee Matching Gift Program empowers employees to give back to the community. By matching individual gifts given by employees with a qualified nonprofit organization, the Callaway Foundation makes sure that these gifts reach the person that will best benefit from it.

Dollars for Doers Program

In line with its aim to empower their employees to help others, the Callaway Foundation created the Dollars for Doers program, which recognizes employees who volunteer for their community. By giving 25 hours of their own time to qualified nonprofit organizations, employees, through the Callaway Foundation and the Dollars for Doers Program, can give cash grants and donations to these organizations.

Scholarship Program

Callaway GolfThe Scholarship Program seeks to help excellent students who need financial assistance through higher education. True to its goals of providing the youth with the help they need to succeed in life, the foundation selects its recipients who show the most promise. Applications can be done online, and are only available for students who meet the criteria set by the foundation, one of which is that the student should be the child of an employee working in the company.

Ely Callaway’s success is not only attributed to his keen eye for business opportunities, but also for his penchant for choosing the best employees to work for him. He nurtures this relationship by rewarding employees and what better way to reward employees than by helping their children while allowing them to help others in return. By creating this concept of paying it forward, the company fulfills its social responsibilities while promoting a good working environment at the same time.

Ely Callaway’s tombstone reads, “He considers himself lucky in all aspects of life”, and through the company, he wishes to make other people feel as lucky as he is in all aspects of their lives. His legacy not only transcends in the quality of clubs and balls that his company makes, but more so in the lives that his company has touched and will touch in the future.

 


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Choosing the Right Custom Lanyards

You have to make a lot of choices to produce custom lanyards that suit you best. You may decide based from the functionality of the lanyards, badge reels, and attachments. You may also consider the appearances of these things as well as their durability and quality in general.

Lanyard Materials
1. Polyester

The common material used in making lanyards is polyester. Polyester lanyards are economical yet durable. They are soft and comfortable to wear. There are woven polyester lanyards and stitched polyester lanyards.

2. Nylon

Another material is nylon lanyards. These lanyards are glossy. Although more expensive than polyester, nylon lanyards can give your design an elegant and professional appearance.

3. Reflective bands

custom-lanyards

A special material, reflective band allows the custom lanyards to glow in the dark. Their functionality makes them stand out among the other materials.

4. Beads

Beads are not only for earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces; they are also for a unique and fancy lanyard. They come in different kinds including glass, seed, and the most popular, crystals.

5. Chains

Chains can make necklace and lanyards two-in-one with the help of detachable lanyard attachments. You can use them in school to hold your identification card and in gatherings as a fashion accessory.

Custom lanyards’ Attachments
1. Bulldog Clip

This is used in holding plastic badge holders which have horizontal slots. Press the clip to attach the badge. The clip will also allow your badge to be straight which made it perfect for identification cards. Your company or school security guards will not have trouble in checking your IDs.

2. Swivel Hook

It has a hook that opens for your badges and then closes. It is called swivel hook because the badge inserted in this attachment is swiveling. Swivel hook is also referred as metal J hook because of its curve that mimics the letter J.

3. Trigger Hook

It is also called lobster claw. Trigger hook is similar to swivel hook, as it has a tiny lever that allows the hook to open so you may insert your badges, keys, or other objects.

4. Detachable Plastic Hook

You have to detach this hook to insert or remove your ID badges. It also holds your badge straightly.

5. Lanyard Reel

This attachment consists of a square or a round reel, a cord, and a clip which is attached to the custom lanyards. Lanyard reels’ function is to keep cards close at hand and let them be stowed away after use.

6. Split Ring

This attachment is ideal in simultaneously holding different items like access cards, ID badges, and keys. Sometimes, a split ring is also used in holding eyeglasses.

7. Thin Plastic Hook

It holds badges straightly like other attachments. You just have to push in the clip slide to insert your badges or identification card holders.

8. Wide Plastic Hook

It works the same as a thin plastic hook, but it is wider.

9. Cell Phone Loop

It is basically a lanyard attachment design to hold cell phones, IPods, and other gadgets or electronic devices which have a feature that allows a flexible loop to be attached on them.

Badge Reels
1. Economy Round Badge Reels

Badge reels contain logos of products, companies, schools, or anything. They are usually placed between the lanyard and its attachment.

Economy round badge reels come in different colors and styles. Epoxy dome is applied to the logo to make it sheen. This badge reel goes well with a metal clip attachment.

2. Square Badge Reel

It allows the logo to look more elegant with its shape compared to a traditional round badge reel.

3. Logo Badge Reel

This is similar to round badge reel. It is however made larger to highlight the logo and make it well visible.

4. Carabiner Reel

This features a chrome metal border that has a modern shape. Carabiner reel is unique, durable, and stylish.