June 2017
Vol 5, Issue 6
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
26th Annual Jr/Sr Funvitational
Front row Lauren Petersen & Abby Ramirez
Second row: Beah Cruz, Tim Sauer, Matthew Signorotti, 
Jonathan Tanihana & Noor Ahmed
Back Row Presenters: Brian Ginter, Gary Feil & Kelly Huff
Not pictured above Kyle Drewick & Michael Tan 

We thank all of our scholarship donors for making possible the scholarship awards provided to our 2017 scholars. In total, $27,000 was awarded to these juniors as they begin their college educations. In addition to the scholarship awards,  Emily Dixon and Matthew Signorotti  were presented with the "Firstee" award to recognize their outstanding community service. 

Awards were handed out after play at our 26th Annual Jr Sr Funvitational on June 30th, at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. We had some creative teams hoping to win best dressed honors. 1st Place went to the Giants vs Dodgers team of Kelli & Courtney.

It was an excellent event and we THANK the many players & sponsors who helped make this such a memorable day!

PURE Insurance Championship

The First Tee of  Greater Sacramento is sending
Katelyn Harris,  Sienna Lyford,  Ryan Parry
Hailey Rietz & Emma Sand
to compete in the  2017 PURE Insurance Championship , an official PGA TOUR Champions event to be contested at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, the week of September 19-24, 2017. The tournament, which is hosted by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, will be televised on Golf Channel.

Harris, Lyford, Parry, Rietz & Sand will join 76  other participants from The First Tee chapters, selected by a national panel of judges. Participants were selected based on playing ability & comprehension of the life skills and core values learned through their involvement with The First Tee. The juniors will be teamed with 81 PGA TOUR Champions players & 162 amateurs as they compete for the pro-junior title at  Pebble Beach & Poppy Hills

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento will have a free bus trip for junior participants ages 8-18 to Pebble Beach on Saturday, September 23rd. Join us and support our local juniors.  Bus registration will be coming out within the next few weeks. 

Our 13th Annual The First Tee Invitational Honoree will be
Bobby Clampett
 He will be  joining us on September 25th, for this very
special event at Catta Verdera Country Club.
We are very thankful for the long time success of this event.   
As a result of your support, we have been able to expand
programs and outreach activities to more schools, more communities and more young people. Over 16,000 young people participate in our program each year free of charge.  We instill core values and teach life skills and healthy habits. Young people in our program do learn golf, but at The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
we teach way more than just a game!

Olivia Alcoran & Ryan Perry  from The First Tee of Greater Sacramento have been selected to attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy in East Lansing, Michigan. July 26-August 1. Alcoran & Perry will join more than 90 junior golfers from The First Tee, ages 14-17, to participate in this national event.

The Academy provides participants valuable character education and leadership instruction during the week-long event. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and hone skills to become leaders in their chapters, schools and communities while experiencing championship golf, career exploration and dorm living.
During the week, Alcoran & Perry will learn from and interact with the top coaches in The First Tee network and meet a variety of young people from around the country. 

Olivia  is a 15 year old sophomore at St. Francis High School. She has been a member of  T he First Tee since 2011 and joined the Junior Tour two year later. On her high school team, she earned MVP this season, Rookie of the Year as a freshman, and Delta League All-League honors both years. Outside of golf, Olivia enjoys visual arts, playing piano and guitar, and singing in her church choir. She is happy to volunteer with The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, Key Club, and the California Scholarship Federation within which she participates in various volunteer projects, events, and tutoring. She currently maintains a 4.37 GPA. 

Ryan  is going into his junior year at Jesuit High School. He joined The First Tee in 2007 and started playing competitively in 2014. He has played a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and swimming. For the past year and a half, Ryan has taught and coached junior golfers at Haggin Oaks in The First Tee program.  He also volunteers with California Eagles and Angels for Hearts, both of which are programs for people with disabilities learning how to golf. He participates in The First Tee Eagle Life Skills classes and is a member of the Life Skills Coaching Committee. Ryan maintains a 4.05 GPA and has achieved All League for Jesuit Golf. His future goal is to play golf at the Division One level in college. 

In This Issue
PURE Insurance Championship
Bobby Clampett joins us for The First Tee Invitational
The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy
Save The Date 2017
16th Annual Junior Tour Fundraiser
Capital Cup 2017

Quick Links

Save The Date
The First Tee of
Greater Sacramento
2017 Events 

August 7th
El Macero CC

August 24th
Mel Rapton Honda

PURE Insurance Championship*
September 19-24
Pebble Beach GL & Poppy Hills GC
*Formerly The First Tee Open

September 25th 
Catta Verdera Country Club
Where Are They Now?

Alumni of The First Tee
of Greater Sacrament o
Clare Sorensen, The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Class of 2012, recently graduated from a Master of Science in Business Analytics program from Arizona State University. Clare began her graduate studies following her graduation from the University of San Francisco last spring. Her success in her Masters program came from not only completing the accelerated program in only nine months, but also from earning a 3.97 GPA. Clare continues to stay in touch with members of The First Tee both locally and nationally, and is grateful for all the support her family and these communities have given her. 

16th Annual Junior Tour Fundraiser

16th Annual Junior Tour Fundraiser
El Macero Country Club

August 7th, 2017
10am Shotgun Start

Entry Fees / Benefits
$100 per player or $400 per team
Four person Shamble

Players may sign up individually or as a team. Teams can be comprised of adults and juniors, all adults or all juniors.

Can't play, but would like to sponsor a junior or the tournament? 
Click here to Sponsor

Noli plays to benefit The First Tee of Greater Sacramento

Capital Cup 2017
Noli Snobar - Partner, BFBA

The Capital Cup adapts the historic Ryder Cup format ¬≠steeped in tradition - to similarly promote community pride, healthy competition, and raise money for the Sacramento region's most deserving charities. 28 executive leaders from the Sacramento region have been divided into two Capital Cup teams for our third tournament in 2017. In this exciting 3 day golf competition, donors will have the opportunity to support their favorite player (or their favorite charity), as each player is competing to benefit his or her favorite charitable organization.

How it Works: Each player is raising money to go directly to his/her designated charity. In addition, charities supported by the winning team members will also share a $50,000 Grand Prize!

Noli has selected The First Tee of Greater Sacramento to be his designated charity. 

Our mission:

To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.  

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
3649 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 808-0959