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The First Tee of the Upstate

The First Tee of the Upstate
The First Tee of the Upstate

The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference.

The First Tee of the Upstate is a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of young people in Cherokee, Greenville and Spartanburg counties by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Offering programs specifically designed for young people ages 5 to 18, the organization impacts the lives of over 55,000 Upstate area youth each year.
The First Tee of the Upstate grew by 46% in 2018,making the Upstate chapter one of the fastest growing chapters in the country!

Golf is a growing sport and here in the Upstate and The First Tee has seen a huge growth in the Upstate but especially in girl participants. The First Tee says Girls is the fastest growing demographic in the game of golf right now. They grew their girls participation number from 28% of their participants in 2017 to 38% in 2018!

The First Tee of the Upstate uses golf to teach youth life lessons and leadership skills. They offer three sessions (Spring, Summer & Fall) include a fun, group setting for youth ages 7 to 18 regardless of background or previous experience. Each session is $88 and includes eight weeks of instruction and financial aid is available. Sessions are lead by nationally trained coaches in positive youth development, The First Tee of the Upstate helps youth become good golfers and even better people.

You can visit their website thefirstteeupstate.org for more information

Looking for something fun to do and support The first Tee? The 5th Annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party will take place on Saturday, May 4th at BMW Zentrum. You can purchase tickets at www.thefirstteeupstate.org/derby

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The 5th annual event we will have two ticket options!

Millionaire’s Row VIP Ticket – there are only 50 vip tickets available – $100 per ticket

Have the whole experience of the biggest kentucky derby party in the Upstate plus:

  • a clubhouse ticket to the BMW Charity Pro-Am (june 3rd-9th)
  • $25 uber ride credit for the event day
  • front of the drink line lanyard (skip all the drink lines all evening long!)
  •  come early and be bussed over to the BMW Performance Center to experience a hot lap!

PaddockGeneral Admission Ticket – there are only 350 tickets available – $50 per ticket

Your Paddock general admission ticket entitles you to entry into the 5th Annual Kentucky Derby viewing party benefiting The First Tee of the Upstate!
don your best derby attire for the “Run for the Roses” and join like-minded supporters for fun, frivolity, and fundraising!
enjoy great food, mint juleps, bidding on amazing auction items and of course “the most exciting two minutes in sports” on big screens all throughout the beautiful BMW Zentrum space!


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