Giving Tuesday 2023

Donate your best round of the season to pay the game forward

We hope that your 2023 golf season was another one to remember, with many birdies and meaningful memories made on the golf course. As our local season comes to a close, we invite you to make a donation in recognition of your best round of the year, paying the game forward for the next generation of golfers.

Whether it’s $0.50, $1 or more per shot, your gift helps ensure our young people have more meaningful golf experiences just like those you have had this year.

Yes, I want to pay the game forward to more kids in Southeast Wisconsin!

$50 Helps provide learning materials for program participants enabling them to engage with content on and off the golf course.

$100 Sends one child to a nine-week summer program session where participants learn golf skills as well as the First Tee Commitment to Being a Game Changer and golf’s life-enhancing values.

$350 Helps supply healthy snacks and beverages to summer program participants.

$1,500 Sends a coach to the First Tee coach training program. Growing our reach means hiring and training more coaches. First Tee coach training focuses on how the inherent values of the game of golf provide an ideal climate for having a positive impact on youth.

$5,000 Covers the cost of adding a new School Program partner and brings life skills education through golf to a local elementary school’s physical education classes in our service area.

Your support makes a difference

We believe every kid deserves the chance to build inner strength before the world demands it, to find the joy that comes with feeling confident in their own skin before the world makes it feel impossible, and to access experiences and spaces where personal growth happens. We exist to enable kids to build the strength of  character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges.

Our kids and teens are facing challenges unseen by previous generations. Many lack access to safe opportunities that foster a culture of acceptance and provide mentorship. They live in a world where social pressures are always on, calm and confidence are  hard to access and perseverance is a required superpower every day. Young people are growing in new environments that are demanding more from them, and therefore more from us.

Kids become a better version of themselves when they have the  space to be who they are, surrounded by passionate people who  guide them to see what they are capable of.

We build these opportunities and experiences through…

  • A progressive curriculum that focuses on social and emotional learning objectives through activities that are developmentally  appropriate, designed to meet kids where  they are.
  • Multi-level coach training programs that focus on research-proven methods of positive youth development, providing our coaches with the tools to make kids feel  safe, included and empowered.
  • An annual slate of advanced national participant opportunities that facilitate growth and inspire personal  transformation.
  • A robust college scholarship program that provides tuition assistance, personal and professional development, and mentorship  for First Tee alumni.

Young people in our programs are…

  • More confident in school
  • Supported by coaches, who they view as caring mentors
  • Active community members
  • Always welcome, regardless of financial circumstances

To make these outcomes possible, we seamlessly integrate the game of golf with a life skills curriculum where kids feel excited to grow,  safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next.

Thank you for partnering with us as we usher in First Tee’s next era. Together, we are Building Game Changers.