Taylor Roberts to Host Influence 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 Influence Cup. An occasion to lift consciousness for youth psychological well being. 

The 2-day Ryder-Cup type event, begins on July 25 and is a novel school golf occasion offering aggressive golfers the chance to showcase their golf abilities and develop vital life expertise similar to neighborhood outreach, management and teamwork. Contributors will acquire a larger 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 Challenge 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 had been lower quick on account of COVID-19. They raised over $40,000 for the Emergency Golf Reduction 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 school for his or her freshmen 12 months and nonetheless coping with the pandemic, the logistics had been too sophisticated. 

After Taylor’s freshman 12 months 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 learn psychological well being initiatives. 

Phoebe beloved 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 rather more.

“It is loopy to see how every part has come collectively,” stated Roberts. “It is superb to see how many individuals are supporting it and the extra you speak about psychological well being and sharing my very own story, the extra people who need to assist 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 vital resolution her mother and father steered, that helped Taylor get into a greater place the place she is at present.  

“After remedy, I needed to assist different athletes or simply anybody usually acquire sources as a result of I spotted how fortunate I used to be to have the chance to raised myself.”

Overcoming every part and searching again now has been breathtaking for the Parkland, Florida native. 

“My mother and father had been telling me a 12 months 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 seek out happiness and the truth that I am competing proper now and at a excessive degree is surreal. But in addition the truth that I am serving to different folks makes it that a lot 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 explanation why I went to Florida.

“Coach [Emily] Glaser not solely cares for you as a golfer however as an individual. I can not 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 really is.”

Because the occasion attracts close to, Taylor and Phoebe needed to verify this is not a one-time incidence. Fairly creating an annual alternative to learn numerous initiatives down the street. 

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

“Our essential mission is that when everybody leaves, they’ve sources to love return into their lives and perceive themselves at a unique degree.”

Extra details about the occasion will be discovered here.