We’ve Accepted the Challenge, Will You Join Us?
We’ve accepted the challenge, will you join us?
The Charles Schwab Challenge Grant is an opportunity for you to help our chapter expand our programs and deepen our impact in the Tyler Community through a match of funds.
Our chapter’s ability to receive this match will be tied directly to your support!
Help us Launch the Challenge Grant
Your donation will help us surpass our regular annual goal so we can receive the benefits of the Charles Schwab Grant money which will help us reach thousands of more kids, like Walker LaRue. LaRue was removed from public schools for being hostile. LaRue then found First Tee — Greater Tyler and learned how to deal positively with his struggles. Once LaRue started exhibiting skills learned in the First Tee programs such as honesty and confidence, he returned to public school where he excelled and is now on a college golf team. Learning self-management, goal setting and other life skills is what participants do at each class or camp they attend.
First Tee — Greater Tyler is currently serving more than 450 kids and teens annually at 2 golf program locations, with support from 25 volunteers. Additionally, First Tee has been introduced to more than 25 schools and youth centers reaching thousands of additional kids throughout our community.
We are expanding back to North Tyler to be a part of the Woldert Park system with the creation of a limited flight driving range, chipping green and putting green. Students from Tyler ISD and surrounding private schools will be able to utilize the facility for Target Registry classes and First Tee — Greater Tyler will conduct regular PLAYer and Par classes as well.