Nick Culver awarded Ray Kapper-First Tee of Greater Akron Scholarship

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The First Tee of Greater Akron Awards Ray Kapper-First Tee of Greater Akron Endowed Scholarship to Nicholas Culver August 30, 2017 – Akron, OH: The First Tee of Greater Akron (TFTGA) is pleased and proud to announce that recent Ellet High School graduate Nicholas Culver has been selected as the in...

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Nicholas Culver Recognized as a First Tee National Scholar

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The First Tee of Greater Akron (TFTGA) is thrilled to announce that its own Nicholas Culver has been chosen to be a First Tee National Scholar. This distinction is awarded to junior golfers in The First Tee who excel in academics, leadership, character development and chapter and community involveme...

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Mud Run Management Update

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The City of Akron has officially turned over the management of Mud Run Golf Course and Driving Range to The First Tee of Greater Akron (TFTGA). Mayor Horrigan announced this change in a press conference at Mud Run on Friday, March 24. In its 2016 report, the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force identifi...

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Jim Tressel speaks at Executive Dinner

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Jim Tressel

The First Tee of Greater Akron (TFTGA) hosted its third annual “Executive Dinner” and Silent Auction with nearly 400 community members in attendance. Generously sponsored by organizations such as GPD Group, FirstEnergy Foundation, Cardinal Group, Thomarios and Northern Ohio Golf Charities among ...

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ACT With The First Tee

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The First Tee of Greater Akron has partnered with The Public Tutoring Initiative (http://publictutoring.org/) to hold American College Testing (ACT) preparatory classes for 9th and 10 graders in Summit county. National recognized tutor Mauri Artz (http://publictutoring.org/about/) will be lead instr...

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Putting with Police

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This is a new program we implemented during the 2015 season as a way for our participants to hang out with local police in a friendly atmosphere.  During our PLAYer class, several area police, sheriff, and highway patrol came down in uniform in their cruisers to meet our participants.  They spoke ...

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Renee Powell Inspires First Tee Kids

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Bill Powell and his daughter, Renee’, shared something more than lineage and a last name. Both shared a love of golf. Both excelled at it. Both overcame the sting of racial prejudice to reach their goals through perseverance. Dr. Renee’ Powell shared her story as the featured speaker at a recent...

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