First Tee brings to communities an affordable and accessible program that marries sport with character education for youth ages 7-18. Golf is the context for teaching the core values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment – all in the context of improving family and community relationships. Diversity is critical, so no one is turned away for inability to pay. When golf courses were closed to the public, First Tee began thinking about summer access and availability for a modified six-week program. It also created a year-long Players Perks Program with activities that reward getting outside, staying active, connecting life skills to golf, and learning more about the sport. Of course, the goal is to get everyone back onto the course, playing, honing skills, and learning important life lessons – as soon as it is safe to do so.

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