28 January . 2019
PGA's move to Frisco is great for young Frisco ISD golfers
Home to seven pro sports teams, Frisco proudly calls itself Sports City, USA, and students in the Frisco Independent School District are some of the main beneficiaries of Frisco’s athletic prowess.
The latest example is Frisco ISD’s partnership with the PGA, which plans to relocate its headquarters to a new Frisco location near Hollyhock.
More than 300 young student golfers in Frisco ISD are expected to practice and play on a weekly basis at the PGA facility when it opens in 2022.
As the new home of Frisco ISD’s thriving golf program, the PGA will provide students with access to its practice areas and championship golf courses. Frisco ISD will also be able to use the PGA’s clubhouse, conference center, and hike and bike trails. The PGA will host Frisco ISD’s district golf tournament and other competitions.
The partnership will also create a number of new internship and mentorship opportunities for students in career fields related to the operations of the PGA and Omni Hotel and Resorts, which will be part of the PGA development. The opportunities will be in fields such as sports management, marketing and culinary arts.
The hotel and conference center will also host Project Search, an internship program for students with cognitive disabilities that is designed to provide job skills and help students transition from school to adult life.
“This is yet another example of the public entities in Frisco coming together with private partners to provide unprecedented experiences for young people,” said Frisco ISD School Board President John Classe. “The opportunities available to students in Frisco ISD are simply unmatched in Texas and across the nation. We’re excited about what this partnership means, not just for our students, but the community as a whole.”
Frisco ISD also has a partnership with The Star in Frisco, a 91-acre mixed-use development that includes the Cowboy’s world headquarters.
The Ford Center at The Star is a state-of-the-art, 510,000-square-foot indoor athletic facility shared by the Cowboys, the City of Frisco, and Frisco ISD’s high schools. The facility seats 12,000 and features interior and exterior video boards. At 2,270 square feet, the exterior video board is the largest in high school sports.
Frisco ISD has dedicated areas including locker rooms, a training room, a press area and coaches’ offices. The facility also hosts Frisco ISD events such as soccer games, marching band competitions, and graduation commencements.
Learn more about the highly regarded Frisco ISD schools serving Hollyhock.
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