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Proceeds benefit First Tee — Central Ohio

The Mission of First Tee — Central Ohio is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

At First Tee, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills. And it’s making a difference. Our programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities.

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Founders Level Donors

(Donations of $25,000 and up)

  • John B. and Jane McCoy, National Trustee ($1M Donor)
  • Tod and Betsy Ortlip
  • Jim and Amy Chapman
  • Ric and Marina Dillon
  • Jerry Jurgenson
  • Gerry Kakos
  • Mark and Deborah Thresher
  • John Easton
  • William and Nancy Boardman

Organization Partners

  • Columbia Gas of Ohio
  • CBC Innovis
  • Diamond Hill Capital Management
  • Discover
  • The Hodge Group
  • The Lakes Golf and Country Club
  • The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
  • Nationwide
  • Plaskolite
  • PGA Tour Superstore
  • PGA Tour
  • Scotts
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Worthington Industries
  • David Anthony
  • The Bahnson Family
  • Brad Beckman
  • David Berson & Anne Bradley
  • Brian & Amy Campbell
  • Sean & Lisa Cogan
  • Jeff & Annette Cullman
  • Eubanks - DeWitt Family Foundation
  • Tom & Jodi Harris
  • Luke Kapper
  • C. Robert & Mary G. Kidder Fund
  • Peter Lacaillade
  • Bruce & Donna Macaulay
  • Patrick& Kathleen McCurdy Family Foundation
  • Steven Murphy
  • Brian & Julie Nocco
  • O'Meilia Foundation
  • David & Heidi Olberding
  • Sandip Patel
  • E.F. Wildermuth Foundation
  • Matt & Traci Zavarella

First Tee — Central Ohio Chapter Updates


Grace O’Grady – participant – First Tee Leadership Summit

Grace O’Grady – participant – First Tee Leadership Summit

Please join us in congratulating our very own Grace O'Grady, who has been selected to attend the first-ever First Tee Leadership Summit in Partnership with PGA TOUR Superstore! We couldn't be more proud of this driven & hardworking young woman!

The summit will take place August 2 - 13 at PGA TOUR Superstore Chairman and PGA TOUR First Tee Foundation Board Member Arthur M. Blank’s West Creek Ranch in Montana. 40 teens from First Tee chapters around the country were selected after having attended a Leadership Series at local PGA TOUR Superstores.

The First Tee Leadership Summit is designed to strengthen the participants’ leadership skills through dynamic outdoor and team-building activities with the intended purpose of personal growth, education and coming together to make a difference.

First Tee HQ Release


Priya Roy – participant – John Deere Drive Your Future Academy

Priya Roy – participant – John Deere Drive Your Future Academy

Round of applause for yet another participant achievement - Priya Roy is headed to the John Deere Drive Your Future Academy with First Tee!

This all-girls event, to be held in September in Detroit, Michigan, will focus on leadership development, remaining active in the game of golf, learning the value/impact of volunteerism, and recognizing the importance of teamwork.

We are so proud of this determined young woman, who exemplifies leadership and positive life skills every day!

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Stephen Ma – participant – First Tee National Championship

Stephen Ma – participant – First Tee National Championship

We are THRILLED to announce that our very own Stephen Ma has been selected to participate in the first ever First Tee National Championship!

The First Tee National Championship will bring together First Tee’s elite players for an opportunity to showcase how the program has helped build the strength of character needed to play at the collegiate or next level. Only 48 players across the country were selected to compete. The winners of each male/female division will be awarded with the Tattersall Cup named after First Tee Trustee, Fred Tattersall. Each winner will earn an exemption into the PGA TOUR Champions’ PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

First Tee National Championship will be a 54-hole stroke-play event at Clemson University's The Walker Course on June 20 – 25.

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