Golf News for Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | Awards

MembersFirst earns honor for The First Tee home office website

WAYLAND, Mass. -- For the third time, MembersFirst, Inc. has been honored with an Outstanding Achievement Award by the Interactive Media Council for web design and development, this time for its work on The First Tee home office website (www.thefirsttee.org). The award is the second highest honor bestowed by the IMC.

MembersFirst has been a longtime supporter of The First Tee and their mission to impact the lives of young people through golf-based educational programs. This award-winning website project is just another step in our ever-growing partnership between the two.

"I was thrilled to learn that not only did our team capture another IMC award, but that it was for our work with The First Tee," stated Kevin Kopanon, President & CEO of MembersFirst. "They're a first-class organization and have been a tremendous partner over the years. It's a privilege to have the opportunity to assist them in their important mission with innovative and affordable technology solutions. When you work with a partner like The First Tee, nothing less than the best will do - I'm very proud of our team."

The Interactive Media Council, Inc. created the Interactive Media Awards to recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development, and to honor individuals and organizations for their exceptional achievement. The distinguished panel of judges reviewing the submission included representatives from Microsoft, American Express, Time Warner Inc., New York Times, Ogilvy and Mather, Cadbury Schweppes, and other highly respected organizations known for their dedication and commitment to advancing interactive technology.

"We are honored to be recognized by the Interactive Media Council and its esteemed panel of judges for our website," stated Jennifer Weiler, Vice President, Strategic Alignment and Development at at The First Tee. "Our amazing team and the talented and dedicated group at MembersFirst worked together to take the vision we have established for our organization and created a website that reflects it to a 'tee'. We couldn't be more pleased with the end result."

About the Interactive Media Council
Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC) is a nonprofit organization comprised of leaders and experts from various areas of web-related business and dedicated to elevating the standards of excellence on the Internet. IMC is the primary sponsor and governing body of the Interactive Media Awards.

About The First Tee
The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission 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. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and on military installations.

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 6.5 million young people in all 50 United States and six international locations. The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation and its Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is The First Tee's Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.

About MembersFirst, Inc.
MembersFirst web-based solutions and services help hundreds of organizations attract, engage, and retain a vibrant and actively involved membership. We deliver the industry's premier end-to-end technology solution by combining expert website design and development with a complete set of tools to power content management, email marketing, social networking, search engine services, mobile marketing, reservations, and club management.

Contact:
Bryan Gillis
Director of Sales & Marketing
marketing@membersfirst.com
508.653.3399