In August of 2000, The First Tee of Greater Richmond opened its golf course in Chesterfield County, becoming the nation's Twentieth chapter. Three years later, The First Tee Greater Richmond started the 100th chapter in the country when the golf course on the north side of the City of Richmond opened its doors. Being able to locate a course inthe heart of Richmond was a real leap forward for the project. It meant that The First Tee could more easily reach inner-city children who often have difficulty accessing programs located in the suburbs.
The First Tee of Greater Richmond's programs cover three target programming areas: Life Skills Experience, The First Tee National School Program, and Community Outreach.
The Life Skills Experience is designed for children ages 5 to 17 from diverse backgrounds and is held at the two facilities, The Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range and The Chesterfield Golf Course. Participants learn to apply life skills and transfer these positive values to their everyday life. The First Tee's greatest impact on the youth in the Richmond metropolitan area comes from this programming. In weekly hour-long classes led by coaches, mentors, and volunteers, participants receive instruction in golf skills, core values, and healthy habits. In 2016, The First Tee of Greater Richmond reached over 44,400 youth through the Life Skills Experience, The First Tee National School Program, and Community Outreach.
To name a few, The First Tee of Greater Richmond has targeted outreach programs with Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond, Peter Paul Youth Development Center, Community in Schools of Richmond, Blue Sky Fund, Middle School Renaissance 2020, CHAT & Church Hill Academy, Boys and Girls Scouts of America, and VCU Mary and Frances Center at VCU,
The First Tee's National Schools Program ("NSP") brings the Life Skills Experience to area elementary schools. The First Tee provides elementary physical educators with training, developmentally appropriate golf equipment, a fully comprehensive curriculum for youths in grades K-5 with each lesson focused on a golf skill, a core value and a healthy habit. In 2016, The First Tee of Greater Richmond reached over 41,000 youth through 69 NSP affiliates, all Chesterfield County Elementary Public Schools, all Richmond City Elementary Public Schools, and two independent schools. In 2017, The First Tee National School Program will expand to cover all of Hanover Country Public Schools and Henrico County Public Schools.
The First Tee Greater Richmond garners community respect by offering something unique to area youth. Engaging the community in our mission will not only strengthen the organization today, but will ensure that The First Tee Greater Richmond will continue to be instrumental in allowing our organization to touch the lives of thousands of children with hopes of providing a solid base for their development as successful members of our community. Through both programming facilities and programs, we will continue to work to instill positive values, confidence and self-esteem in RVA's children.
The First Tee provides both facilities and programs that bring families, kids, volunteers and mentors together in a setting that is fun, challenging, inspirational and has the elements necessary to change behavior in a positive direction.
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA January, 2004 – June, 2008
Associate Director of Development-Athletics
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA June, 2000 – January, 2004
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA July, 1999 – June, 2000
Thank you for your interest in the youth golf programs at The First Tee of Greater Richmond! Our goal is to enrich the lives of young people in the Richmond area through the delivery of fun, safe and educational activities lead by certified trained professionals and to use the experience of golf as a conduit for introducing The First Tee's Nine Core Values™ in an environment that promotes and empowers youth.
The First Tee organization is committed to instilling high standards of academic performance, personal integrity, leadership, athletic accomplishment, and the transmission of family values. A dynamic curriculum, supportive instruction and positive character building characterize the First Tee Experience. Its objective is to instruct participants in the basic skills of the game of golf cultivate the habits and techniques of learning, develop athletic accomplishments and to instill in youth the highest standards of self-discipline and conduct. The First Tee of Greater Richmond seeks to foster an appreciation of the discipline and sportsmanship required in the game of golf and to demonstrate how these qualities can be applied to everyday life experiences.
The First Tee of Greater Richmond has much to celebrate in all aspects of the organization. Linked below you will find The First Tee info card reflecting success over the past two decades:
The youth in our organization are growing. Their successes in school, in life, and even on the golf course are testaments to you and others who endowed this organization with your time and treasure last year.
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Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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