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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“We Are Marshall” Coach Addresses First Tee Crowd

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With a blend of humor, humility and honesty, collegiate Hall of Fame coach and administrator Jack Lengyel delivered the keynote speech at a recent banquet at Firestone Country Club supporting The First Tee of Akron. A crowd of 200 attended the annual Executive Dinner. Lengyel recounted his days as a...

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