Tee Up for the First Tee

By: First Tee of Valparaiso Last Updated: May 28, 2013

first-tee-valpo-logoThe First Tee of Valparaiso is having a two person Masters Par 3 Challenge on June 21, 2013! The event takes place Creekside Golf Course in Valparaiso, IN at 6pm. Cost is $50 per person. Food and drinks will be provided. Must be 21 or older to participate. Proceeds from the event help support the First Tee Program.

For more information and to RSVP email nbender@valpo.us.

The First Tee of Valparaiso is a charter chapter established in 1997. Through the years we have grown to over 400 members. Our home is Creekside Golf Course and Training Center, a nationally recognized facility, located on the outskirts of Valparaiso, Indiana. Forest Park Golf Course, an 18-hole affiliate site in the heart of Valparaiso, hosts our Birdie and Eagle levels during the summer season. This year we initiated TARGET programs with site partners, Reiner Community Center and Valparaiso YMCA. Since 2000, twenty two members from The First Tee of Valparaiso have been accepted to the National Life Skills Academy.

What started as a concept to make golf more accessible to young people turned into an opportunity to help young people develop core values and learn life skills that are inherent in the game of golf. The First Tee Life Skills Experience was formulated with the help of academic, sport psychology, youth development and golf experts to proactively teach core values and life skills as part of basic golf instruction at chapters.

Since our inception in 1997, The First Tee has grown into a robust youth service organization impacting the lives of more than 6.5 million young people and exposing them to core values and life skills that will help them both on and off the golf course.