The First Tee of West Michigan
Our mission is to impact 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.
We work predominantly with underserved populations, allowing them to experience the game often for the first time, along with learning life skills and values.
We run programs with participants in the spring, summer, and fall outdoors, and a winter swing-training and tutoring program in the winter called Homework & Hitting.
We had 700 young people participate in 2016, 570 in Grand Rapids and 130 in Muskegon. 52% of our students were eligible for free/reduced-price lunch at school, an economic indicator of poverty. We are expanding our efforts in Grand Rapids (at Indian Trails), Muskegon (adding a new staff person) and entering Holland for the first time (At Winding Creek and Macatawa Legends). We need your help to make 2017 an incredibly successful year!