Dear Friends, Family & Community Leaders:
Although an existing junior golf program with the City of St Petersburg for over 20 years, The First Tee of St. Petersburg became an official chapter of the National First Tee junior golf organization in April of 2005. As a part of this organization, we are the leading youth development program that uses golf as a vehicle to help teach the importance of life skills. Many of our youth begin as participants, complete the program, become Junior Mentors, and then give back to the program by serving as a coach.
Teaching of the First Tee Life Skills Curriculum is a top priority as we help youth of all ages understand and focus on the 9 core values – honesty, responsibility, integrity, respect, judgment, courtesy, perseverance, confidence and sportsmanship. We believe children who exhibit these values will be tomorrow’s successful leaders. The First Tee Life Skills experience gives participants the ability to face challenges at home, school and at play in a constructive manner.
The program success rate thus far is immeasurable and is possible because of the enormous support of this city and its surrounding communities. This includes the needed support of people like you. This year, we are trying to do much, much more. We want to make sure all children within the proximity of the City of St Petersburg are given the opportunity of being introduced to the game of golf, learn important life skills application, partner with a mentor and recognize that it is okay to be unique. Our ultimate goal is to provide a facility for all of this to take place at ONE location – named after its primary contributor.
We hope you can contribute to The First Tee of St. Petersburg and become a partner of an organization that focuses on the positive development of our youth. Any donation that you make would be greatly appreciated.
Please make all checks payable to:
The First Tee of St. Petersburg
PO Box 55913
St. Petersburg, FL 33732-5913
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
If you have any questions, contact our office at (727) 551-3300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Kids,
The First Tee of St. Petersburg Board of Directors