Our October newsletter: The Luries' Pebble Beach Trip, Raffle Tickets Available, Celebration of Sports Awards and A/B Honor Roll Submissions

October 31, 2017
Report cards due for A/B Honor Roll

Trip of a Lifetime: Past Pebble Beach Raffle Winners Share Photos & Memories

We recently had a chance to catch up with Michelle Lurie, whose family was the big winner of our Pebble Beach Raffle in 2015. Read on to hear all about their incredible trip that cost them just the price of a raffle ticket: $100.

Q: It must have been exciting to find out you had won the raffle in 2015! Had you ever won a big prize before?

A: The year we won, The First Tee of Howard County was celebrating its 15th year as a chapter, so the raffle drawing coincided with a special dinner program. [Our daughter] Logan, as a First Tee participant, was selected to draw the winning ticket. When she pulled it out, she looked frightened. It turned out to be her dad's ticket [Howard Lurie], and she was shocked! We had never won a big prize before. What a night! 

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Get Your Pebble Beach Raffle Tickets by November 12

Our big raffle drawing for an all-expense paid trip for four to Pebble Beach is fast approaching on November 13. Don't miss your chance to help support The First Tee of Howard County, the area's premier youth golf development program -- your favorite foursome could spend this winter in paradise! 

Purchase a raffle ticket and you'll have a chance to  win the trip of a lifetime to Pebble Beach. The grand prize includes the following (for four adults):
  • Three days and two nights at The Inn at Spanish Bay
  • Play Pebble Beach and play links at Spanish Bay
  • Roundtrip airfare from BWI
  • $1,000 spending cash
Raffle tickets are just $100 each, and only 400 will be sold. Five drawings will be help on November 13 at Fairway Hills: one for the grand prize, one for $400, and three for $100.   Purchase your ticket(s) today!

The First Tee Recognized in 15th Annual Howard County Celebration of Sports Awards

On October 17, Howard County Recreation and Parks honored organizations and individuals in the community at the 15th Annual Celebration of Sports banquet at Turf Valley Resort. Our own Don Van Deusen received the Administrator of the Year Award, Logan Lurie earned Youth Player of the Year, and Coach Steve Weathersbee was recognized as Coach of the Year (pictured at right). 

Congratulations to Don, Logan, Steve and all of our wonderful volunteers, board members, parents and coaches who make our organization award-worthy.

Deadline Extended: A/B Honor Roll Submissions due Oct. 31      

Each year, The First Tee chapters nationwide identify participants who have achieved academic excellence by earning all A's and/or B's (or the equivalent) on their mid-year or final report cards as part of the A/B Honor Roll program. Students in third grade and up are eligible. 

If your child meets this criteria, please help us recognize their achievements and be sure to email or bring a copy of his/her second quarter (fall 2016) and/or fourth quarter (spring 2017) report cards to our office by October 31, 2017 in an envelope marked "A/B Honor Roll for Jim Cavanaugh." 

Questions? Please  contact us at  thefirsttee@columbiaassociation.org  or via phone at 410-730-1114. 
The First Tee of Howard County |  410-730-1114     thefirsttee@columbiaassociation.org |  www.thefirstteehowardcounty.org 
Fairway Hills Golf Club , 5100 Columbia Road
Columbia MD 21044
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