2nd Annual Challenge Cup Raised $55K

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

The 2020 Challenge Cup was awarded to La Rinconada Country Club scoring 434 Points  – the most of the 6 competing clubs.  The real winners are the kids who will receive financial assistance from the $55,475 in donations. This support helps us to create a sense of belonging for all kids – no ma...

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Coachable Moments Matter

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley actively creates a space of belonging for every participant – no matter what walk of life. We help participants discover what’s inside of them, guide them to strengthen it, and mentor them to put it into action in everything they do. One way that we do this is throug...

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Ways to Give at YE

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

The events of 2020 have reinforced the need for programs like First Tee – Silicon Valley that lift up, support and empower kids to stand strong and grow during challenging situations. Our financial aid requests are at an all-time high. First Tee – Silicon Valley helps kids and teens discover wha...

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Coach Spotlight: Meet Keith Thomas

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Coach Keith has been one of First Tee- Silicon Valley’s most consistent, long-time Program Instructors. He began in 2011 and has coached with us each and every year delivering the First Tee’s curriculum and mentoring hundreds of participants from the PLAYer level up to the Eagle level (1st to 4t...

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Participant Spotlight: Meet Amanda Flores

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Amanda Flores has been in our program since 2016 excelling in our classes and making her way up to Ace (our highest level). She has recently completed all four Ace projects. “Amanda is an outstanding student, she is determined, smart, respectful, and self-motivated. Our program is better with her ...

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2nd Annual Challenge Cup Raised $55K

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

The 2020 Challenge Cup was awarded to La Rinconada Country Club scoring 434 Points  – the most of the 6 competing clubs.  The real winners are the kids who will receive financial assistance from the $55,475 in donations. This support helps us to create a sense of belonging for all kids – no ma...

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Nancy Rivera Receives College Scholarship

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

The Joyce Taylor Eagle Award and $4,000 Scholarship was presented to Nancy Rivera at the First Tee – Silicon Valley 2020 Invitational fundraiser on Sunday, October 18th at CordeValle in San Martin, CA. Nancy was selected based on her good character, community advocacy, academic achievement, and li...

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SAGA Foundation Donates $110,000

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley owes an enormous thank you to SAGA Foundation led by President, David Bartoshuk for their generous $110,000 donation to further develop FTSV programs in the Palo Alto-Redwood City area including at Baylands Golf Links. Their donations to FTSV now total $310,000 over the ...

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2nd Annual Challenge Cup Update

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

The 2nd Annual Challenge Cup is an inclusive and friendly challenge between golf clubs benefiting the First Tee – Silicon Valley to help us grow the game of golf while building game changers in our community. It is an opportunity for golf clubs to demonstrate their philanthropic spirit of giving b...

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Coach Spotlight: Meet Gabby Ruiz

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Gabby has been one of our most reliable and effective coaches at First Tee – Silicon Valley. She is a Level II First Tee Trained Coach which means she attended two national coach trainings that helped develop and refine her coaching techniques. Gabby began our program in 2010 and completed the Ace...

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