MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The First Tee is reliant upon charitable contributions to carry out our mission and is grateful to receive widespread support from those in the golf industry and beyond. A fundamental strength of The First Tee is the direct support it receives from some of the game’s most respected and influential organizations. Their leadership has inspired others to embrace the mission of The First Tee.
Since 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its inherent values to the more than six million young people. On golf course and in elementary schools, we’ve helped shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by teaching them values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. In addition to learning fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, our character education and life skills programs help young people prepare for success in high school, college and life.
In 2013, Indiana became the first state in the country to manage The First Tee programs statewide, allowing us to better coordinate programming and fundraising efforts. In 2016, The First Tee would like to continue the success.
Through our Corporate Partners, we hope to recruit businesses who wish to not only financially support The First Tee but also to share the mission of our organization through joint marketing efforts. As a community, we must identify new ways to reach our youth and encourage them to succeed. We think golf is the answer.