Meet The First Tee Scholars

Categories: 2019, April, Newsletter

Please join us in congratulating Rhea, Noah, and Varsha for being designated as The First Tee Scholars for 2018-19! All three participants are Ace certified and have been heavily involved in The First Tee of Silicon Valley for over five years! The First Tee Scholars Program is a distinction awarded...

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Volunteer Appreciation Week – Meet Diego Ortiz

Categories: 2019, April, Newsletter

Meet Diego Ortiz, Food and Agriculture Program Coordinator at SPUR. Diego started his first season with us a volunteer coach. However, this season is not his first experience with TFTSV. From 2002-2007, Diego was a student of Eagles – a program TFTSV started at Rancho Del Pueblo before we beca...

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If I’m Being Honest…

Categories: 2019, April, Newsletter

Why do we tee up statements with “If I’m Being Honest…”? Does it mean that you are not always honest? Where did this “honesty” expression come from? It is “honestly” not part of golf course vocabulary. Golf is unique from other sports in that players regularly call penalties on thems...

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New Partnership with The Fit Kids Foundation

Categories: 2019, April, Newsletter

In the Summer of 2019, The First Tee of Silicon Valley will begin implementing The Fit Kids Foundation’s physical exercise curriculum. The Fit Kids Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 providing structured physical activity programs for underserved children to build the foundation for a healthy, activ...

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Spring Cleaning PGA TOUR Superstore Club Drive May 11th

Categories: 2019, April, Newsletter

Time for Spring Cleaning! Bring your used clubs to the PGA TOUR Superstore in East Palo Alto on Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 3pm. Collecting used clubs enables The First Tee of Silicon Valley to pursue our mission to impact the lives of under-served youth by providing education programs that buil...

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Meet Our New Board Members

Categories: 2019, March, Newsletter

The First Tee of Silicon Valley recently added three new Directors to our Board. Board Directors vote, provide planning, performance, legal and financial oversight and raise sufficient funds to ensure TFTSV’s success. Shane Oberg is a 10-year Partner with the DeWinter Group, the Bay Area’s p...

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Silicon Valley Bank Awards STEM Grant

Categories: 2019, March, Newsletter

The First Tee of Silicon Valley (TFTSV) received a $2,500 Grant from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) to underwrite our new STEM class initiative. SVB supports their employees’ passion for community giving by offering employees the opportunity to apply for SVB Foundation grants on behalf of nonprofit org...

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Healthy Habit: Play

Categories: 2019, March, Newsletter

Play is one of the The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits* – teaching participants that a variety of energizing play can help the body stay strong, lean and fit, and be fun in the process. Sleep and other forms of “re-charging” allow one to engage in play on a daily basis. A new study (Feb, &he...

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Golf Introduction Classes and Field Trips

Categories: 2019, March, Newsletter

On Saturday, February 9th, The First Tee of Silicon Valley hosted a free golf introduction class for students interested in trying out golf and learning about TFTSV classes. Students experienced Integrity through two of our golf games and worked on their Golf Fundamentals. TFTSV will host three addi...

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AT&T National Pro-Am Field Trip

Categories: 2019, March, Newsletter

The First Tee of Silicon Valley brought 32 participants on a field trip to the final round of the 2019 AT&T National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Course. TFTSV partnered with the Redwood City Police Activities League and the San Mateo County’s Sheriff’s Activities League to recruit students f...

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