Taylor Roberts to Host Affect Cup; Elevating Consciousness for Psychological Well being

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida golfer Taylor Roberts is a pure for giving again. 

The Gator is nearing the host of her second charity occasion, the Affect Cup. An occasion to boost consciousness for youth psychological well being. 

The 2-day Ryder-Cup type event, begins on July 25 and is a novel faculty golf occasion offering aggressive golfers the chance to showcase their golf skills and develop necessary life abilities akin to group outreach, management and teamwork. Individuals will achieve a higher understanding and data of charitable giving whereas being celebrated for his or her accomplishments.

Roberts is joined by Duke girls’s golfer and greatest good friend Phoebe Brinker who’s co-hosting the occasion together with the American Junior Golf Affiliation (AJGA) to assist profit the Technology Subsequent Undertaking and the AJGA’s ACE Grant Program.  

Nonetheless, this is not the primary time the 2 have given again.

In 2020, they got here up with the creation of the Senior Cup. The occasion featured highschool golfers who senior seasons have been reduce quick as a consequence of COVID-19. They raised over $40,000 for the Emergency Golf Aid Fund, the AGJA Reaching Aggressive Excellence Grant and frontline employees. 

Instantly after, they knew they needed to host one other charitable occasion. However when the 2 enrolled into faculty for his or her freshmen yr and nonetheless coping with the pandemic, the logistics have been too difficult. 

After Taylor’s freshman yr and going by means of her personal psychological well being experiences, she went to Phoebe and had one other concept for a charity event. This time to profit psychological well being initiatives. 

Phoebe liked the thought. And shortly the 2 started working once more.

And that they did.  

Flash ahead to now – they’ve raised over $88,000, Bobby Jones Golf Membership and East Lake Golf Membership are sponsoring, there are two therapists attending, 22 golfers have dedicated to play, and far more.

“It is loopy to see how every little thing has come collectively,” stated Roberts. “It is superb to see how many individuals are supporting it and the extra you discuss psychological well being and sharing my very own story, the extra those who wish to help it. It is simply one thing that it is actually prevalent in our lives.”

The concept sparked initially when going by means of remedy. An necessary resolution her dad and mom recommended, that helped Taylor get into a greater place the place she is right this moment.  

“After remedy, I needed to assist different athletes or simply anybody basically achieve sources as a result of I noticed how fortunate I used to be to have the chance to higher myself.”

Overcoming every little thing and looking out again now has been breathtaking for the Parkland, Florida native. 

“My dad and mom have been telling me a yr in the past I wasn’t enjoying golf tournaments as a result of I did not love the sport and I used to be simply struggling to search out happiness and the truth that I am competing proper now and at a excessive stage is surreal. But in addition the truth that I am serving to different folks makes it that significantly better.” 

All through the planning of the occasion, Taylor balanced transferring to a brand new faculty. A transition made seamless due to the tradition at UF. 

“There are such a lot of folks within the athletic circle that has been supportive and made the method straightforward. It is the rationale why I went to Florida.

“Coach [Emily] Glaser not solely cares for you as a golfer however as an individual. I am unable to wait to get again to campus as a result of its looks like I’ve one other household there. The tradition will not be matched and when folks say it is nice to be a Florida Gator, it actually is.”

Because the occasion attracts close to, Taylor and Phoebe needed to verify this is not a one-time prevalence. Slightly creating an annual alternative to profit varied initiatives down the street. 

Whereas the purpose of the occasion is to boost $100,000, its not simply in regards to the cash. 

“Our most important mission is that when everybody leaves, they’ve sources to love return into their lives and perceive themselves at a special stage.”

Extra details about the occasion might be discovered here.