DeLaet Foundation raises over $1,200 for Golf in Schools program

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Graham DeLaet (Gregory Shamus/ Getty Images)

On Sunday, the Twitter campaign for the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation came to a close, raising more than $1,200 for the Golf in Schools program.

Running from September 11-21, the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation picked up 1,200+ Twitter followers, including fellow PGA Tour star Ernie Els and big name NHL player John Michael-Liles of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Launched this summer, the Foundation is focused on improving the health and wellness of children and supporting the development of junior golfers at all stages.

In all likelihood, the money raised will go towards adopting three additional schools into the program, which regularly cost $475 per school/package.

Golf in Schools was developed in 2009 by Physical Health Education (PHE) Canada in partnership with Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada. Since its inception, the program has been delivered to over 2,500 elementary and high schools across Canada.

The Golf in Schools program consists of safety-approved golf equipment, along with a relevant teaching resource for teachers to deliver lesson plans to students.

Click here to learn more about Golf in Schools.