Record-Breaking Fall Registration

Categories: 2019, Newsletter, September

The First Tee of Silicon Valley has achieved the most registrations ever in a season with over 600 participants currently enrolled in this Fall’s classes! TFTSV has been visiting schools, performing clinics, and participating in outreach events to recruit students to attend classes. We have made a significant push to increase enrollment along the Mid-Peninsula at Baylands Golf Links in Palo Alto and SportsHouse in Redwood City. Through the support of our sponsors and 125 volunteers, TFTSV has been able to reach this record and to build the capacity to accommodate this record-breaking number of students.

The First Tee of Silicon Valley owes a sincere thank you to SAGA Foundation led by President, David Bartoshuk for their generous $100K donation to further develop TFTSV program in the Palo Alto-Redwood City area and participation at Baylands Golf Links. The SAGA Foundation assists nonprofits to work smarter, reach further, and have a lasting impact. They stand out in their unique approach as both supporter and partner.

Expanding TFTSV’s reach into Redwood City and other cities of southern San Mateo County requires solving some key problems and overcoming some notable challenges. In parallel to their donation, SAGA Foundation made strategic introductions for TFTSV in Redwood City, including to Parks & Rec, Sheriff’s Activities League, and Police Activities League. These new community partnerships with youth-serving organizations have laid the foundation for TFTSV’s program expansion at Baylands Golf Links to ultimately teach life skills to over 1,000 youth there annually. In addition, such partnerships will lead to TFTSV’s programs reaching at least 5,000 more youth beyond the golf course in school and after school.

“We are fortunate to have an all-star staff working diligently to meet our goal of enrolling over 600 participants in the Fall. A special thank you to Lina, our Operations Assistant, who called hundreds of low-income families to recruit them for our Fall Season,” said Matt Sheppard, Program Manager.