Since 1997, The First Tee of Indiana-Northwest has been teaching youth character education through the game of golf. With the help of our donors we impact over 400 Northwest Indiana youth on a yearly basis. Our programs include a homework and hitting class, STEM classes, all-female classes, co-ed eight-week programs, and the National School Program which is implemented in local elementary physical education classrooms. As a nonprofit, we rely on the help of volunteers and donors to keep costs minimal, provide scholarships, and purchase equipment. Contributors donating $250 and higher are invited to play in the 2017 "Tee it Up" event at Indiana's most premier golf courses - at no additional cost. If you are interested in learning more, contact Nancy Bender at [email protected]
In 2016, Emily Harvey was selected to play in the Pebble Beach Pro Am. She drew Hall of Famer, Hale Irwin, as her partner and is thankful for this unique opportunity The First Tee has given her. As a senior at Crown Point, Emily has maintained a 4.4 GPA and is a role model both on and off the course. She has donated over 1,000 hours of community service and will be attending Purdue University in the fall of 2017.