First Tee to kick off nationwide summer registration at THE PLAYERS; youth golf clinic, mentoring to highlight nonprofit’s programs


The First Tee will kick off registration for its summer youth golf program during THE PLAYERS Championship, to be held March 10-15, 2020 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.


Fans around the country watching THE PLAYERS can register their children to participate with First Tee chapters offering programs at more than 1,200 locations. Trained coaches deliver the programs to kids and teens, helping build self-confidence, inner-strength and resilience, and equipping them with tools that they can apply in school, their careers and whatever they set out to do.


The nonprofit youth development organization also will be a featured charity of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, showcasing how its programs help young people build character through the game of golf. Highlights of the week include:

The 17th Hole Challenge: Throughout the week, guests can test their skills and self-confidence on a replica of the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course’s famed par-3 17th hole. Fans will have the option to purchase a third shot or a First Tee Fast Pass, with proceeds benefiting First Tee of North Florida.

Youth Clinic with PGA TOUR pros: On Monday, March 9, PGA TOUR professionals will join with First Tee of North Florida to host a youth clinic at the 17th Hole Challenge.

Girls Golf Mentoring Event: On Tuesday, March 10, Morgan Stanley will host girls from First Tee of North Florida in a private event focused on mentorship and financial literacy with LPGA professional Cheyenne Woods and local Morgan Stanley leaders.

Featured Charity of the Day: On Wednesday, March 11, First Tee will give away free bag tags to the first 5,000 fans and will be featured on site throughout the tournament and on THE PLAYERS digital channels.

Coca-Cola’s Reverse Vending Machine Benefiting First Tee: Fans can demonstrate their commitment to the next generation by recycling all plastic bottles throughout the week in Coca-Cola’s “reverse vending machine” in Stadium Village. With each recycled item, Coca-Cola will automatically donate to First Tee of North Florida.

Featured First Tee Participants and Alumni at THE PLAYERS: Throughout the week, First Tee of North Florida participants will experience the event, and THE PLAYERS will spotlight their engagement on digital channels.

Since its inception in 1997, the St. Augustine-based First Tee has expanded to offer educational and youth development programs in all 50 states and in select international locations.


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