Thank you to PG&E and HP, Inc. as the primary sponsors of our 2017 Invitational at CordeValle Golf Resort on July 23rd & 24th. PG&E is the long-time underwriter of the Joyce Taylor Eagle Award, which was given to Juan Herrera this year. The First Tee of Silicon Valley is very grateful to have such loyal corporate sponsors!
On Sunday, July 23rd, distinguished guests enjoyed our putting contest and bocce ball tournament with oven-fired pizza prior to Juan speaking in acceptance of his award. “…through my experiences in The First Tee as a participant and volunteer, I was able to get out of my comfort zone and explore new things. The partnership between this program and NCGA’s Youth On Course provided an opportunity to be part of the Caddie Academy for multiple years. I became an intern at various country clubs as a caddy and was able to network with those I worked for. This year, the Caddie Academy sponsored me to be a participant in the 2017 Northern California Leadership Academy, which allowed me to do more self-discovery, make new friends, and grow as an individual.”
His speech ended with thank you’s including his parents, siblings, various coaches in The First Tee of Silicon Valley, PG&E and the family of Joyce Taylor for all of their support. Afterwards, Victor Arrañaga (TFTSV’s Board Chair), Kent Kauss (PG&E), and others congratulated Juan and his family for their scholarship.
The First Tee of Silicon Valley is very grateful to have PG&E as an ongoing sponsor for nine years running!