Golf News for Friday, July 12, 2013 | Growth Of The Game

The First Tee announces new Orange County, California chapter

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The First Tee of Orange County, CA. proudly announces that its chapter has been formally approved by The First Tee. This significant sanction allows the First Tee of Orange County, CA. to establish its programs which will impact the young people within the community.

Through after school and in school programs, The First Tee of Orange County, CA, will help shape the lives of young people by reinforcing the values established by the association. According to The First Tee of Orange County, CA. Board President Tim Casey, "The First Tee impacts kids, teens and the community through providing educational programs that build character, support good choices, and instill values through the game of golf. Now, these positive educational curriculums are available for the youth of Orange County, CA."

The First Tee of Orange County, CA. will be guided by Teal Guion who as Program Director was instrumental in the launch of The First Tee of Coachella Valley, CA. She and a team of coaches will manage the program at the Islands Golf Center located at 14893 E. Ball Road, in the city of Anaheim, CA. The newly established chapter will begin providing after school programs during the next school semester. "This is an ideal location as it has several holes adjacent to the driving range which are perfect for the kids to play," added Casey.

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.

The home office is at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL. The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools, at other youth-serving locations and military installations.

Since its inception in 1987, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 7.6 million young people in all 50 United States and four 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 is The First Tee's Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson it's Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.

About the First Tee of Orange County, CA.:
The First Tee of Orange County, CA. is a newly founded chapter centrally located in Anaheim, CA. Its purpose is to establish public and private partnerships that contribute to the well-being of the community. The First Tee of Orange County, CA. will teach the life skills and Nine Core Values™ to youth participating in the Life Skills Experience. For more information on The First Tee of Orange County, CA. please visit the chapter's website at www.firstteeoc.org.

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