Thank You To Our 2019 Open Supporters

Categories: 2019, July, Newsletter

It was another amazing Open golf tournament at Cinnabar Hills Golf Course on June 21st, which allowed us to raise $186K net.  Thank you to our presenting sponsor EY; hosting sponsors PGA TOUR Superstore and Hallagan-Huston Family Foundation, in addition to contributing sponsors PwC, Green Valley Corp./Swenson, and DeWinter Group; plus the many hole and foursome supporters.  See our Open program for a full list of this year’s supporters.

Both the weather and pace of play were perfect, which set the stage for a very enjoyable day for our 160 players.  The day kicked off with a speech by Ashley sharing her experiences from our new STEM class and giving tips to the players.  Players enjoyed a BBQ lunch donated by Que It Up and beverages donated by Reyes Coca Cola and Anheuser-Busch.

Post tournament activities featured Mitch Juricich of Hooked on Golf as our emcee, as well Dinner, Awards, and Silent and Live Auctions.  Andres spoke to the attendees about his journey from Columbia to the United States and how The First Tee of Silicon Valley has impacted him over the past seven years as a financial assistance participant.

The tournament’s Fund-A-Need focused on underwriting financial assistance for our STEM classes, which launched this past year from funds raised at last year’s Open.  Our new initiative introduces STEM concepts through golf which are developmentally appropriate curriculum using golf activities as a way for our participants to explore how science, technology, engineering, and math connect to and impact our Nine Golf Fundamentals.

We provide affordable access to all youth 2nd through 12th grade while focusing on the under-served, at risk by offering financial assistance. We need your help to continue growing our program.  Please consider underwriting one or more participant.

Mark your calendars for next year’s Open on Friday, June 19, 2020.  Please contact Judy Dixon for sponsorship opportunities – or 408-508-4481.

Check out all the pics in the 2019 Open Album on Facebook #TFTSVOpen.