ATLANTA, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aaron's Company
(NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-to-own and
purchase solutions, announced its support of youth development
organization First Tee — Metro Atlanta, making a $25,000 commitment at the First Tee – Metro
Atlanta Youth Participant Celebration. The donation includes
$15,000 in direct support for First
Tee — Metro Atlanta's programs and $10,000 toward new, college-ready laptop
computers for the organization's 16 graduating seniors.
The computers were awarded as a surprise from Aaron's on
June 5 at First Tee — Metro Atlanta
Youth Participant Celebration, a ceremony honoring the graduating
high school seniors who completed the program.
"We take pride in partnering with organizations who are making a
difference in the community," said Douglas
Lindsay, Chief Executive Officer of The Aaron's Company.
"First Tee's mission to enhance the lives of our city's youth
through the game of golf is unique, so we were excited to get
involved and help support the high achievers in their program. We
look forward to sending this year's graduates off into the next
chapter of their lives with the right tools to succeed in whatever
paths they choose."
First Tee – Metro Atlanta is a youth development organization.
Its mission is to positively impact the lives of Metro Atlanta's
young people by providing educational programs that build
character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy
choices through the game of golf. Serving children between the
ages of 7 and 17, First Tee – Metro Atlanta enables kids and teens
to build the strength of character that empowers them through a
lifetime of new challenges by seamlessly integrating the game of
golf with life skills. First Tee – Metro Atlanta was founded in
1999 in Southwest Atlanta and
serves an eight-county metro area.
"We thank Aaron's for stepping forward to help our graduates
enter the next phase of their lives with the confidence and skills
First Tee – Metro Atlanta has instilled in them. We would not be
where we are today without the unwavering support of our partners,"
said Marvin Hightower, Executive
Director of First Tee — Metro Atlanta. "Aaron's generosity will
have a significant impact on each of our graduates as they pursue
their college dreams, so it's difficult to find words that
adequately describe what this means for them. We are incredibly
grateful to Douglas and his team and their support of our
For more information about First Tee — Metro Atlanta visit
About The Aaron's Company
in Atlanta, The Aaron's Company, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) is a
leading omnichannel provider of lease-to own and purchase
solutions. Aaron's engages in direct-to-consumer sales and lease
ownership of furniture, appliances, consumer electronics and
accessories through its approximately 1,300 Company-operated and
franchised stores in 47 states and Canada, as well as its
e-commerce platform, Aarons.com. For more information, visit
Aarons.com or investor.aarons.com.
About First Tee
Headquartered in Ponte Vedra, FL, First Tee is a youth
development organization that enables kids to build the strength of
character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges.
By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills
curriculum, First Tee creates active learning experiences that
build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that kids can
carry to everything they do. These character education programs are
offered at golf courses, schools and youth centers in all 50 states
and six international locations.
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SOURCE The Aaron's Company, Inc.