Fall weather is a perfect time to get outside and enjoy some free events in the Greater Akron area. Cool weather turns kids thoughts to pumpkins, cider, colorful leaves and Halloween! The First Tee of Greater Akron and Mud Run Golf Course and Driving Range have partnered together to celebrate Fall a...Read More
Par for the Course – First Tee of Greater Akron Hosts Successful Charity Golf Classic & Silent Auction
Firestone Country Club was the host for the 2019 First Tee of Greater Akron Charity Golf Classic & Silent Auction presented by FirstEnergy. 116 golfers teed it up and competed in a scramble on Firestone’s West Course. Congratulations to the 2019 winning team from Kenmore Construction, captained by First Tee of Greater Akron Board Member Sam Scala. The teams from GPD Group and THOMARIOS were a close second, only one-shot back.
The highlight of the day was the par 3 14th hole. After hearing about the importance of using good judgment from Alexandria Vardon, a First Tee participant from Akron, foursomes had the opportunity to donate and play the hole with kids in First Tee programming. All the groups benefitted from the exceptional tee shots and putting displayed by Ellie Gonzalez Ribble and her sister Emma of Barberton. Emma won the “closest to the pin” competition, with her tee shot coming to rest only six inches from the hole.
Off the course, the event also featured a silent auction with over 60 items/experiences as well as a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds from the event go directly towards First Tee of Greater Akron programming and scholarships. Jeff O’Brien, Executive Director of First Tee of Greater Akron commented “It is great seeing so many community leaders come together to support our mission and the Nine Core Values of the First Tee.”
Established in 1998, First Tee of Greater Akron is a chapter of the First Tee, an international youth development organization that shapes the lives of young people ages 4 through 18 in Greater Akron. The mission of First Tee is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. First Tee curriculum focuses on character education and teaching the Nine Cores Values – Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy & Judgment. Through a life skills curriculum that includes exercises and activities focused around the game of golf, kids learn lessons that will enhance their lives. Golf is the vehicle used to teach the values of everyday life. In 2018, First Tee of Greater Akron directly impacted 19,831 youth in the local community.
The First Tee of Greater Akron would like to thank the St. Hilary Knights of Columbus for supporting the kids of First Tee through their charity golf outing. The event was held Tuesday, September 4 at Firestone Country Club. The event included a scramble, car raffle, and a dinner. We appreciate thei...Read More
Firestone Country Club was the backdrop to the successful Charity Golf Outing hosted by The First Tee of Greater Akron on August 15, 2018. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was the title sponsor. Foursomes played the West Course at Firestone on August 15, 2018. Two players qualified for the putting...Read More
Spending time over the Fourth of July week should include a relaxing game of golf. Veterans and citizens alike can enjoy a game of golf while enjoying the great land of the free and home of the brave on golf courses located throughout our great country especially in Akron, Ohio at Mud Run Golf Cours...Read More
Donate Now Or download our donation form Fund Their Future With The First Tee...Read More
Introducing “Par For the Course”, The First Tee of Greater Akron’s quarterly newsletter! Fall Newsletter 2017...Read More
Join us October 28, 2017 for the second annual trick or treat trot 5k register here ...Read More
Jimmy Hanlin’s Celebrity Golf Outing on September 29, 2017, will benefit The First Tee of Greater Akron and The First Tee of Cleveland. For more information, ontact Tarah King at 216-403-3961 or TKing AT StoneWaterGolf DOT Com ...Read More
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...Read More
The First Tee of Greater Akron (TFTGA) was proud to partner with the Greater East Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and participate in this year’s The Longest Day fundraising event, which takes place annually on the summer solstice. TFTGA sold purple golf balls with the Alzheimer’s A...Read More