2017 – A Year of Growth

Categories: Donors
Volunteer Mike Hott assists with a swing.

The First Tee of Greater Richmond made great strides in 2017. Thanks to support from our donors, over 80,000 area youth received The First Tee curriculum in Life Skills Experience classes, elementary schools, and community partnerships.

The First Tee Life Skills Experience

Over 1,000 youth participated in on-course Life Skills Experience programs this year. Additionally, both female participation (+3%) and teen participation (+13%) increased from 2016.

The First Tee National School Program

The First Tee National School Program expanded into 58 additional elementary schools (to total 127) in the Richmond metro area to reach over 30,000 more youth. The First Tee also hosted over 20 events beyond National School Program delivery such as field trips, field days, and outreach programs.

The First Tee National School Program in action.

Collaborative Community Partnerships

The First Tee of Greater Richmond partnered with 27 community partners throughout the year impacting 11,000 youth. A few partners to highlight include: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mary and Frances Youth Center Lobs and Lessons, Boys and Girls Club, Central Virginia Autism Society, Peter Paul Youth Development Center, Will2Golf, and The Fleming Fund. The First Tee also added 19 more DRIVE locations.

With continued support, The First Tee of Greater Richmond will drive more youth forward in 2018. It is through our youth programs, collaborative partnerships, and ongoing relationships that we will strengthen the character of the Richmond community.

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