Program Impact On The Rise In Omaha!

Categories: Blog, Program

The First Tee of Omaha is excited to announce that it will reach over 3,000 youth in 2017 through its various programming channels.  We thank our programming partners, staff, coaches, volunteers and board of directors for helping us advance our mission and positively impact more youth located in th...

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Keith Dawkins Named CEO Of The First Tee

Categories: Blog, Nebraska Golf

Mr. Keith Dawkins will be replacing Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. as CEO of The First Tee in 2018.  Pictured here with Ryan Guthridge from our Omaha chapter, Mr. Dawkins brings years of positive youth development experience to The First Tee having worked for Nickelodeon prior.  Welcome Keith!...

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Driving Forward In Omaha

Categories: Blog, Board of Directors

Under the theme “Looking Back….Driving Forward,” over 1000 people gathered from The First Tee chapter network in Orlando.  Those attending this year’s event from Omaha included: Ryan Guthridge-Program Director, Carl Bartholomew-Board Chair, and Joel Kock-Executive Director....

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Network Meeting Awards And Recognitions

Categories: Blog

Our Executive Director, Joel Kock was recognized for his leadership and work completed in the area of continuing education and non-profit best practices.  Over 1000 people attended an awards luncheon on Friday, 11/10 in Orlando at which numerous Recognized Executive Director awards and other recogn...

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The First Tee Gathers To Celebrate 20 Years

Categories: Blog

The First Tee chapter network gathered together in Orlando, FL November 9-11, 2017 to celebrate 20 years of positively impacting youth across the US through Golf and Life Skills programming.  The First Tee began as an initiative in 1997 to bring golf and the inherent values that the game teaches to...

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Omaha Area Schools Partner with The First Tee of Omaha

Categories: Blog

The First Tee National School Program is a SHAPE certified program utilized by elementary school physical education instructors to introduce the game of golf in schools.  Local chapters can sometimes partner with the elementary school staff to create a “Field Trip” learning experience, ...

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Charitybuzz Partners With The First Tee

Categories: Blog

Charitybuzz, the leader in online auctions, is teeing it up with The First Tee to raise money for its chapters around the country. With participation from every chapter, this will be the largest auction ever around a single organization and help to raise awareness for The First Tee brand and their m...

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Steve Hogan Memorial Golf Outing Fundraiser – A Huge Success!

Categories: Blog

Over 40 groups took part in the 8th Annual Steve Hogan Memorial Golf outing on 9/29/17.  During this year’s event, the chapter was able to raise over $25,000 to help support Golf and Life Skills programs in the greater Omaha area.  The staff and board of directors would like to extend their ...

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Congratulations To Volunteer Of The Year – Amanda Wilms!

Categories: Blog

Congratulations to Amanda Wilms, our “Volunteer of the Year” for 2017! Amanda served as one of our mainstay volunteer coaches at our Westwood Heights GC programming site.  She has done amazing work with some of our youngest participants over the years. This is a well-deserved award that...

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