Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, The First Tee
Each year at this time I take a moment and reflect on Thanksgiving. As we ready for the next days with our family and friends, I think of the stories we hear each day or week from young people of The First Tee.
Lives have changed because of coaches and teachers delivering our curriculum. For many young people, their sense of purpose has been altered. They are more confident, focused and determined to succeed and to contribute in ways they had not previously considered.
Adam is combining his passions to advocate for The First Tee STEM Links--a new youth program that leads participants through experiments that align Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts with relevant golf experiences.
Below is Adam’s message about how The First Tee, math and golf are intertwined.
At The First Tee, we believe in teaching kids and teens the importance of maintaining healthy relationships and effectively handling challenging situations, including bullying and navigating social media. By emphasizing values like respect, courtesy and sportsmanship, The First Tee is equipping young people to respond appropriately when tough situations arise around them.Continue reading “The First Tee: Working to Prevent Bullying” »
~ From Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee
Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. takes a #SelfieOn7 at Pebble Beach
The Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is one of the most exciting events for The First Tee and eighty-one of our participants. Entering its 11th year, this tournament has given more than 550 young people from more than 165 chapters the opportunity to compete side-by-side with Champions Tour players at one of the world’s most renowned golf courses.
Participants in the Coca-Cola Champions Challenge (L to R): Mable Wong; Sarah Harrison; Jason Liu; Jon Paul Ray; Patrick Abadilla; Ariana Saenz
Six lucky participants from six different chapters of The First Tee were paired with six Champions Tour players, all with prior Ryder Cup experience, for the 2014 Coca-Cola Champions Challenge. Played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, this five-hole, modified scotch format charity competition has a purse of $40,000 which is donated to the player’s designated chapter of The First Tee. Read below for participant Jason Liu’s inside experience!
There are few times in life where I have found myself speechless (anyone that knows or has met me can enthusiastically attest to that), but I can’t count how many times I have been speechless in the past 24 hours.