Sacramento, CA – The First Tee of Greater Sacramento recently announced it has received a $15,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank. The grant will provide scholarships to area youth allowing them to participate in The First Tee of Greater Sacramento’s Core Value and Life Skills development programs.
Over the past five years, Wells Fargo has contributed nearly $90,000 to The First Tee of Greater Sacramento.
“Wells Fargo’s support allows kids to participate in our programs regardless of their ability to pay” states The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Executive Director Angie Dixon. Dixon adds “research shows that participants in The First Tee programs develop higher levels of confidence in their ability to do well academically and build stronger social skills. We greatly appreciate Wells Fargo’s continued support of our programs.”
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento is a youth development organization that uses the game of golf as a tool to teach young people the positive values inherent in the game such as honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and confidence. The First Tee lessons are taught in traditional settings such as golf courses and driving ranges as well as in schools and other youth service agencies. In 2013, nearly 10,000 area youth participated in The First Tee of Greater Sacramento programs.
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento is one of The First Tee’s largest chapters and a leader in the field of programs for teens and the disabled. The chapter has 14 program locations in the region, and supports children as young as 5 until they reach college. With more than 30 years of history, the chapter has touched the lives of countless young people in the Sacramento area, teaching the Nine Core Values (Honesty, Respect, Courtesy, Judgment, Perseverance, Confidence, Sportsmanship, Responsibility, and Integrity) and Nine Healthy Habits of (Energy, Play, Safety, Vision, Mind, Family, Friends, School, and Community).