The First Tee

On behalf of The First Tee of South Dakota, I want to extend a huge thank you to the sponsors, the players, and First Dakota National Bank for their support of the 2013 Pro Am Jam. This is the second year the Pro Am Jam has benefited The First Tee of South Dakota. The 2012 event, with Huey Lewis, was amazing. With the sponsors and First Dakota National Bank, 2013 promises to be bigger and better!

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 850 participants at Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls, 26 schools involved with the National School Program, and 3 middle school afterschool programs. Recently, our program partnered with the Bowden Youth Center (Volunteers of America), to bring our Life Skills, Healthy Habits and Core Values to at risk and underprivileged youth.

The First Tee of South Dakota has 6 more affiliate sites in South Dakota who are offering the life and golf skills program of The First Tee (Huron, Watertown, Aberdeen, Yankton, Dell Rapids and Sioux Center). Overall we have over 11,000 youth participating in The First Tee in eastern South Dakota!

With your support we can raise money to help the participants of The First Tee of South Dakota. 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 program does not turn any young person away due to an inability to pay, so we have many young people who have never held a club, or don’t own equipment. Our program will educate the young people on healthy habits, how to make better choices, how to persevere, set goals, and conflict resolution. These skills and many more will be taught to the children to positively impact them and to allow them to become better citizens of our community.

Thank you so much for your sponsorship, for playing in the First Dakota National Bank’s Pro Am and for supporting The First Tee of South Dakota! We create exceptional youth, and good golfers!

The First Tee of South Dakota