MAKING A DIFFERENCE

At The First Tee we strive to not only make good golfers, but better people. Participants and alumni across the country talk about what The First Tee means to them, how the program has influenced them and how they plan to give back. In this blog, you will find out why golf is truly different than other sports by seeing it through the eyes of our participants and mentors who make our mission a reality.

Winter’s Harsh Reality

Categories: Blog, Donors, In The Community, Youth Programs

Last fall, the Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range re-opened after receiving a $1.2 million facelift which included renovations to the clubhouse, the addition of two TrackMan 4 simulators, reshaping and re-sodding of the driving range, and converting the greens on course to Champion Bermuda grass. ...

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Local Seeks Local

Categories: Blog, Donors, In The Community

The Richmond community is filled with businesses and organizations seeking a common goal: serving the community to strengthen its local connections and diversify its consumer base. In this endeavor, no business or organization is too unique to make a difference – and thanks to Richmond Wine St...

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Make Summer Count

Categories: Blog, In The Community, Youth Programs

Looking for something your child can do this summer that is both fun AND educational? Consider an activity that keeps them active while learning values and life skills that will help in school and at home: GOLF.  The First Tee of Greater Richmond is the perfect fit. We offer camps and 8-week progra...

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The 2017 Annual Review

Categories: Blog, Donors, In The Community

The First Tee of Greater Richmond shares annual reviews to summarize the great achievements of our work. Because of your support of our mission, our programs help kids become better golfers – but even more importantly – better people who strengthen the character of our community. The 2017 annua...

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Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

Categories: Blog, In The Community, Youth Programs

The First Tee of Greater Richmond’s youth grow up to become leaders and positive influences on their community through positive youth development. Developing leaders requires recognizing then enhancing young people’s strengths – and our organization understands how. The First Tee uses ...

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Connecting the RVA Community

Categories: Blog, In The Community, Youth Programs

The First Tee of Greater Richmond is proud to connect with and engage other local youth-serving organizations through dynamic partnerships. For over ten years, The Children’s Hospital Foundation and The First Tee have collaborated to build a platform for youth to network, lead, and exemplify ...

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Why Should You Become A Mentor?

Categories: Blog, In The Community, Youth Programs

Relationships matter. Especially mentoring relationships. In fact, they’re life-changing. Mentoring relationships are a shared opportunity for learning and growth – and The First Tee of Greater Richmond is helping. the power of relationships Without caring mentors, positive youth developm...

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2017 – A Year of Growth

Categories: Donors

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 participa...

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Beyond Elementary Schools

Categories: In The Community

The First Tee of Greater Richmond has partnered with several Chesterfield County middle schools this Fall to deliver the Life Skills Experience program through P.E. class. Coach Ed Gill, Coach Chase Northcott and other coaching staff from The First Tee have worked with over 1,500 students this seme...

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