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Educating out-of-home-care  kids through the generosity of golfers

We believe every child deserves an education

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About Us

About Us

The Foundation believes the generosity of golfers will give children an education to fulfill their hopes and dreams.


Education is the key to the future success of these children.

Under the guidance of the former Principal Commissioner for the Commission for Children and Young People in Victoria, Bernie Geary OAM, the Foundation seeks to integrate more than 10,000 children living in care in Victoria back into the community to give them a chance in life.

These children are vulnerable because of the substantial levels of trauma they have suffered. Much of it has been caused by severe abuse and/or neglect. Their trauma is not visible, but their needs are real.

Clinical research shows that fundamental sound care, supported by appropriate professional services, can make a difference in assisting even the most damaged children achieve happier lives and brighter futures.

With more than 500,000 Victorians playing golf each year there is an enormous opportunity for us to contribute to our broader community.


Our Events

  • 2024 TUFK and Mirabel Grassroots Classic
    2024 TUFK and Mirabel Grassroots Classic
    Mon, 28 Oct
    Bentleigh East
    28 Oct 2024, 6:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Bentleigh East, 567 Warrigal Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3165, Australia
    28 Oct 2024, 6:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Bentleigh East, 567 Warrigal Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3165, Australia
    We look forward to another outstanding event at the magnificent Yarra Yarra Golf Club to support the Grassroots Sports Club and the Mirabel foundation! Breakfast, Lunch, Polo shirt and 18 holes of golf at the mgnificant Yarra Yarra Golf Club all included!




Sunday February 2nd, 2020 will be remembered for many reasons - and marks the beginning of what we hope we will be a long and successful partnership with Peninsula Kingswood Golf Course. The enormous generosity of our patrons and participants meant that we were able to raise a record $20,000 profit from the event - which has gone to kids in the Peinsula/Frankston area. We are absolutely thrilled with the success of our 2020 event and look forward to this event continuing to grow through 2021 and beyond

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Tee-Up for Kids Ambassadors

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Geoff Ogilvy

Tee-Up for Kids Global Patron since 2014, Geoff Ogilvy is much more than just a major golf champion. Born and raised in Melbourne and winning 16 events worldwide, including the 2006 US Open, Geoff is a golfer who has truly given back more than he has got from the game. 

Geoff's generosity and commitment to supporting kids in need in the community is exemplary and we are honoured that he continues to be our Global Ambassador and raise much needed funds for kids in need in his home town. 

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Su Oh

Su is a member of the LPGA tour and has been an ambassador for Tee-Up for Kids since 2019. Since moving to Melbourne as an 8 year old, Su has been passionate about supporting the needs of her community and has been a very active member of the Tee-Up for Kids team and joining the mission to help educate kids in need.

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Lukas Michel

Lukas is the 2019 US Mid Amateur Champion, TUFK Board Member and TUFK Ambassador. 

Lukas has a degree in Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a passion for helping those less fortunate in the community in any way he can. 


Helping Kids in Need

Over the last 3 years, TUFK has donated over $100,000 to a range of foundations across Victoria to directly support the education of children in these

Helping Others

Every dollar raised through the Tee Up For Kids Foundation goes to giving an education to kids in need. This includes things such as public school fees, text books and therapies - our mission is to give and improve education to those that don't have access to something the majority of our society takes for granted.

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Our Board

Mark Northeast

Mark has been the Chairman of Tee Up For Kids since 2017 and has a long and proud history in not-for-profits supporting the needs of children.  years of expertise in advising clients on all areas of tax consolidation, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) mean that he is able to offer the best advice possible to clients seeking to minimise their exposure.



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