In elementary schools across the country, many students are teeing off for the first time thanks to The First Tee National School Program. The program’s mission is to help students build character and confidence through positive, personal and social values associated with the game of golf. To enhance their mission, The First Tee of West Virginia has been working to expand their impact by bringing the curriculum to physical education classes statewide.
The First Tee of West Virginia’s objective is to have the program implemented in every West Virginia public elementary school by 2022. This would impact more than 120,000 students annually. Today’s physical education programs are designed to help students reach their own potential in fitness, motor skills, play and movement concepts. However, The First Tee provides opportunities for learning competency, sportsmanship, understanding and personal responsibility. “The goal is not the activity itself, but rather the complete development of the child,” said The First Tee of West Virginia director, Ashley Hamilton.
The First Tee of West Virginia hopes to raise $10,750 through WoodmenLife ImpactSM to support expansion of the program. Your fee-free donation will help this organization continue to bring golf training, curriculums and equipment to West Virginia public elementary schools. Donate today!