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The First Tee Alumna: Pressing Foward and Giving Back

IPg 15_Taryn Yee_option 2f you ask Taryn Yee what she learned as a participant at The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, she’d probably give you two topics: GOAL-SETTING and GIVING BACK.

As THE PLAYERS Championship kicks off this week, we took a look back at her journey and how her path with The First Tee helped connect to a career with PwC.

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The First Tee Colleagues Recognized At PGA of America National Awards

 by Chase Grant

School is outThe First Tee’s own have been recognized for their outstanding achievements!

Congratulations to Bill CastnerPGA, program director for The First Tee of Plainfield, and Russ Libby, PGA, board member for The First Tee of North Florida, who were national award winners for the PGA of America’s annual awards!

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Under Armour: Six Tournaments–Three Athletes–One Goal

BirdieTeamUA-Graphic-JPGFor the second straight year, Under Armour athletes Jordan Spieth, Hunter Mahan and Gary Woodland participated in #BirdieTeamUA, a campaign to raise $50,000 for The First Tee to promote positive youth development through the game of golf.

Over the course of six PGA TOUR tournaments, for each of the three participating golfers, Under Armour donated $100 per birdie and $250 per eagle to expand The First Tee National School Program to additional elementary schools in the tournament markets.

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The First Tee’s Top 3 Benefits of PE and Playing Sports

NSP 6When school starts, the exercise and fitness shouldn’t stop. Experts agree that physical activity is essential to young people, and physical education helps instill the importance of playing sports and being active.

That’s why The First Tee National School Program introduces golf, values and healthy habits to elementary students during physical education classes. Continue reading “The First Tee’s Top 3 Benefits of PE and Playing Sports” »

Shining A Spotlight On Our Partners: Thank You to Visionworks!

The First Tee at VisionworksVisionworks, a Silver Corporate Partner of The First Tee, provided 14 chapters across the country with free vision screenings to participants in 2014. Young people in need of vision correction were given a voucher for a free comprehensive eye exam and pair of glasses redeemable at any area Visionworks store.

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Character Matters: From PE to the Classroom

IMG_7957-60The First Tee provides educational programs on golf courses, in youth centers and at elementary schools that help young people develop character while playing a fun game—golf!

The First Tee National School Program is designed to teach character education during PE classes, but core values like integrity, responsibility and confidence apply to every aspect of life.

These elementary schools are taking the core values and healthy habits beyond their school gym and into every classroom.

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Shining A Spotlight On Our Partners: Thank You to PwC!

PwC’s First Tee Challenge allows fans to take their shot at a scaled version of the par-3 17th hole at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

PwC’s First Tee Challenge hole allows fans to take their shot at a scaled version of the 17th hole at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Proceeds benefiting The First Tee of North Florida.

Since 2000, PwC has been a loyal supporter of The First Tee, serving as a Trustee, partner and friend to our youth participants.

With associates, retired partners and staff serving as volunteer board members for chapters of The First Tee, PwC continues its company-wide support through a variety of activities and development opportunities for our junior golfers.

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