Executive Director Lisa Chandler, board vice president, volunteer & program director Bob Burwell of Roberts Golf Shop discuss the many facets of the First Tee Program of the Sandhills.
They are joined by local parent & First Tee advocate, Jennifer Nguyen and her 8th grade daughter, Elizabeth, who speaks articulately about the benefits of the program from her personal perspective.
Bob & Lisa trace the beginnings of the program in Moore County (2003) to the present and speak about The Core Values of Learning, the volunteer & coaching aspect, the direct benefits that the game of golf provides students, ages 5-18, and how the life lessons are imparted and how the added mentoring assists students of all ages in creating self esteem, discipline and perseverance as life skills.
Fund raising events are touched on as well as the Partners Program and the First Tee’s participation in National School Program; all in an effort to reach more kids.
Additional information about the First Tee can be found at www.thefirstteesandhills.org or by emailing Lisa Chandler firstname.lastname@example.org.