The First Tee of Greater Chicago Partners with Area Colleges for Special Event this Saturday
Chicago (May 5, 2011) – Participants of The First Tee of Greater Chicago will have the opportunity to meet and learn from student-athletes and coaches from area colleges/universities this Saturday, May 7 from 1:30-4:00 p.m. during a special event at Marquette Park Driving Range.
The First Tee of Greater Chicago and Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have teamed up to organize the event, which will benefit more than 60 young people from the Chicago area who are planning to attend. Student-athletes and coaches scheduled to participate in the event are from Chicago State University, DePaul University, Loyola University of Chicago and Northwestern University,
The event will give The First Tee of Greater Chicago participants the opportunity to learn from collegiate players and coaches and in the areas of golf instruction and wellness, as well as the importance of high school graduation, preparation for college and college golf opportunities.
For more information on the event, please call (847) 729-5700 ext. 104.
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About The First Tee of Greater Chicago
The First Tee is an international youth development initiative of the World Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is supported by the leading organizations in golf. The First Tee of Greater Chicago is one of nearly two hundred chapters located throughout the country and in five international locations dedicated to impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. In 2011, The First Tee Life Skills Experience will be delivered to nearly 1,200 young people at Chicago Park District golf facilities and Foss Park in suburban North Chicago. Additionally, an estimated 15,000 Chicago elementary school children, K-5, will be reached through The First Tee National School Program.
The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the professional association of men’s golf coaches. Established in 1958, this non-profit organization is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing its members who participate in men’s golf at all levels. Through its established events and programs, the GCAA maintains a goal of increasing awareness and the status of men’s golf.