Friends & Family Tournament Creates New Bonds

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley hosted our Friends & Family tournament at Gavilan College Golf Course on February 27th. Twenty-two participants were paired with a family member making this our largest attendance to date. Our tournament was a great opportunity for our participants to become the expe...

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Kevin Builds Goals for His Future

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

Meet Kevin Kiatsupaibul. He is a long-time active member of First Tee – Silicon Valley. He began our program when he was 7 years old and now at age 17 has taken all 4 Ace level (top level of our program) projects. Over the years, Kevin developed his interpersonal skills progressing from a shy part...

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Spring Classes Begin March 16th – Adopting a Growth Mindset

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

Over 200 participants will begin their in-person spring classes the week of March 16th. The Spring classes are at full capacity given the COVID class capacity restrictions. FTSV participants will continue their journey towards personal growth with the help of our coaches and through the games and ac...

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2021 Save the Dates

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

Please save the dates for the First Tee – Silicon Valley fundraising events which are designed for our supporters, both individual and corporate. They are a great way for all individuals to learn more about us while having fun. They also provide a wonderful opportunity for corporations to sponsor ...

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Coach Misa – Working to provide Safety, Fun, and Inclusivity

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

Meet coach Misa Church. Misa joined our program as an Instructor in 2020 and is a graduate of First Tee – Contra Costa, serving on their leadership council and as an alumni coach. Misa is currently studying at San Jose State University and played for their collegiate golf team in 2019. Misa is a w...

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CYGF $17K Grant Provides Uniform Hats

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley was the recipient of a generous $17,000 grant from CordeValle Youth Golf Foundation  (CYGF) to underwrite the 2021 cost of golf hats featuring our new logo for all new participants, volunteers, and instructors. All participants are provided hats with our First Tee – S...

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A Look Back at 2020

Categories: 2021, Annual Review, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley (FTSV) experienced a challenging 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related safety protocols which only allowed us to operate at 30% of program capacity. However, we applied one of First Tee’s Nine Core Values – Perseverance – by making adjustments to the progra...

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Sophie Excels in Life and Golf Skills

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

Meet Sophie Thai. She is an Ace level (top level of our program) participant and has been in our program for over 9 years. She has progressed through our program and has excelled in using the life skills she learned through First Tee – Silicon Valley to benefit her school and community. Sophie is ...

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FTSV Youth Selected for Diversity Gen Z Council

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley participants, Nancy and Salma Rivera, were recently selected for the Gen Z Council for Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion. The Council, made up of more than 90 young leaders across the country, was formed by a coalition of junior golf organizations including First Tee, ...

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PGA TOUR Leadership Series

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

SAN JOSE, CA (February 8, 2021) − First Tee — Silicon Valley, a youth development organization that helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf, has launched a first-of-its-kind leadership series this week with support from PGA TOUR Superstore. Seven Ace-level participant...

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