Building Game Changers


As a grassroots organization that touches the lives of countless youth across the United States, the First Tee encourages participants to take responsibility for, and act, in their community. I've been involved with The First Tee since I was 6 years old. The First Tee has inspired me to be a "Game Changer" in my community. As a First Tee participant who has traveled to, and has lived in, various places around the world, I have learned that everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect. Through my involvement in the Greater Philadelphia chapter, and now the Greater Washington, DC chapter, I have meet different people from diverse backgrounds that I have been able to connect with through our mutual love of golf.  The First Tee is not just about improving my skills to become a better golfer, the program has helped me develop confidence within myself, to always be honest and to live my life with integrity. These characteristics are reflected in The First Tee's 9 Core Values.  Over the years, I have been honored to represent The First Tee at numerous workshops, community service events, fundraisers, and Pro-AM and junior golf tournaments. Here are a few photos from these experiences.