Charles Schwab Challenge Grant

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

We are excited to share an amazing opportunity for First Tee — Silicon Valley and our community.  We can make every gift go further, reach more kids and teens in our community, and make a bigger impact than ever before thanks to the announcement of the Charles Schwab Challenge Grant. This program...

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PURE Insurance Championship – Recap

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley participants Rachel Truong, Calvin Kong, Sophie Thai, and Borina Sutikto represented First Tee — Silicon Valley well when they competed in the 2021 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee September 20th-26th. (Check out the “junior bio book” of all the ...

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Classic Winners

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley Classic had a successful tournament at Baylands Golf Links on September 20th raising $116K!  Low Net First Place winners were Arnold Hummel and Ron Plemmons scoring Net 63. Low Gross First Place winners were Michael Kenyon and Ryan Sloane scoring Gross 66. The real ...

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Meet FTSV’s New Board Members

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley recently added a new Director, Evan Rosenberg and 2 new Ambassadors, Tiffany Tai and Kunal Shalia, to our Board. Evan Rosenberg was attracted to FTSV because he saw the value of his experience with golf as a caddy in Long Island at age 16. It gave him access, molded him ...

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Be a positive role model – Be a volunteer coach!

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee — Silicon Valley is looking for high quality caring people that are interested in making a positive impact on youth. Volunteer coaches make the core lessons come to life by finding and using coachable moments. They also work together to make the classes fun and engaging and build a space...

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Coach Spotlight: Robby Keith New Coordinator

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley is thrilled by the addition of Robby Keith as a new, full-time Program Coordinator. Robby was a long-time FTSV participant who completed our program achieving Ace Certification. He attended Valley Christian High School in San Jose, then graduated from Notre Dame de Namur...

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Baylands Project Moves Forward

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley is very pleased by the Palo Alto Parks & Recreation Commission’s unanimous decision on Tuesday, September 28th to recommend that City Council direct city staff to pursue a letter of intent or memorandum of understanding for FTSV’s proposed project at Baylands Gol...

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Thank You Classic Sponsors

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley is excited for the return of our Classic 2-person Best Ball Golf Tournament on Monday, September 20th at Baylands Golf Links with a 12:30pm shotgun.  The event will expand this year to include a dinner program and live auction in addition to golfers receiving 18 holes o...

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Athina Achieves Ace Certification

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley is so proud to announce that Athina Chen achieved Ace certification. She has demonstrated an outstanding work ethic, a dedication to self-improvement, and a commitment to helping others. We are fortunate to have had her in our program for 9 years. Athina expressed how FT...

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Community Partner Outreach Program Re-Launch

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

In the coming months, we plan to slowly re-launch our Community Partner outreach program starting with 8 San Jose schools led by CORAL, an after-school program within the Catholic Charities organization. Unfortunately, COVID put a pause on our Community Partner outreach program for over a year and a...

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