On behalf of The First Tee of South Dakota, we want to extend a huge “thank you” to the sponsors, the players, and First Dakota National Bank for their support of the 2014 Pro Am Jam. In 2012 we kicked-off the inaugural event with “Huey Lewis” and in 2013 we were dancing with “Big and Rich”. This year will be better even yet!
The First Tee of South Dakota is a non-profit youth development organization that improves the lives of young people by providing educational programs, learning environments and healthy habits that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
Last year, we had over 1,200 participants in the local area with program locations in Sioux Falls, Yankton, Sioux Center, Watertown, Aberdeen and Dell Rapids. We had 31 elementary schools involved with the National School Program, and boys and girls after-school programs all teaching the Life Skills. Overall, we impacted the lives of over 12,700 youth in our great state..
We have partnered up with the Bowden Youth Center and are happy to have the children being bussed into Elmwood Golf Course for green-grass programming. None of these children would have had this opportunity without your support.
The money we raise will be used to offer scholarships, equipment, and Life Skills educational materials to at-risk and underprivileged youth from our community. Our programs do not turn away any young person due to an inability to pay. Our programs educate the young people on healthy habits, how to make better choices, how to persevere, set goals and conflict resolution. These skills are taught to positively impact the youth to allow them to become better citizens of our community.
Besides your support, we invite you to become more involved in The First Tee of South Dakota by attending a summer class. Watch and witness how the Life Skills and Healthy Habits are seamlessly integrated into a golf lesson. Not only will you be impressed, but maybe you would like to be a volunteer or learn to be a Coach!
Thank you so much for your sponsorship, for playing in the First Dakota National Bank’s Pro Am Jam and for supporting The First Tee of South Dakota. We create exceptional youth and good golfers!
The First Tee of South Dakota