2013 Challenge Grant
The First Tee organization was awarded a Challenge Grant to replace tee boxes and greens at Russian Jack Golf Course. They also replaced yardage markers and tee box signs. With the help of 12 volunteers and a significant amount of in-kind donations, they raised over $30,000 of match!
The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation. The focus is to give young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. The mission of The First Tee is:
To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character-development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
Fundraising for the First Tee Learning Center was a partnership with the Anchorage Park Foundation. Upgrades to the Russian Jack Golf Course followed.
The First Tee Nine Core Values are: