Nov 2019                        
A note from our Executive Director, Alicia Lawrence

In this season of thankfulness, we should also see it as a time of reflection on the year drawing to a close. I am in awe when I reflect on 2019- it was a year of unprecedented growth in children reached throughout our service area and we can officially announce that we now reach over 10,000 children in our community!

It truly takes a village and this growth would not be possible without the dedication of many individuals and organizations who believe in and rally behind our mission. From our coaches, volunteers, and staff to those who support us through grants, sponsorships, and gifts of financial support, we would not be here today without everyone who came together to invest in the programs that are the vehicle through which we reach children. Thank you seems insufficient to say to our village, so notes like this one from Emily (above) say everything.

This is the first of a weekly note from us through the holiday season to share a deeper look at our efforts in schools, at golf courses and through community partnerships.  I hope you enjoy reading about our journey through 2019 over the coming weeks! 

May this season be a safe and happy one for you and your family.

With Gratitude,

So much celebrating!! We heard from alumni who presented an award to Tom and Melissa Briner, who with the help of many, started our chapter in 2006 and since then has touched many lives in the community. We congratulated some of the 151 participants who certified to the next level of the Life Skills Experience Program. 

This year five deserving seniors were recognized and awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarships!! Taylor Metcalfe, a current trustee, presented the Rita S. Metcalfe Scholarship for The First Tee GCNKY to these seniors for a total of $10,000 year. WOW! Thank you, Taylor, for your generosity! In addition, we recently  received  a grant from the Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation to support this event and our golf course programming which allowed us to give an additional $1,000 to each of these seniors! What an inspiring day for all in attendance. Thank you to everyone who made it a success.

For more details and pics of the event, visit our website & stay tuned for a recap video!
Our 2020 Calendars are now available. Each month you will learn a little more about our missions and our programs and features photos from this year's Life Skills Experience classes and outreach programming. Have it shipped right to your door!

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