We are proud to be a part of some amazing success stories with the participants of our Chapter. The kids of our community have received college scholarships, made their school golf teams, and won golf tournaments. But some of the things that we are just as proud of is how they excelled in their personal lives. They have made the A/B Honor roll in school, won robotics competitions, and bravely tried out for school programs outside of their comfort zone. They also showed tremendous respect and courtesy towards their family and fellow The First Tee participants. We have some fantastic kids and our community should be very proud and excited about their future.
We became active in The Metro Tour, a junior tour designed to give our kids the chance to showcase all of the golf and life skills they have learned during their time in TFT. This tour allows our kids to play with others from our neighboring Chapters at some great golf courses. They learn how to play with strangers, keep score, play by the rules, be aware of pace of play, and also improve their game in a competitive atmosphere. It is fun watching them feel the pressure and then embrace their new friends and opportunities.
Our community has also joined in supporting The First Tee of Prince William County. Companies such as GEICO, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lockheed Martin, Golfsmith, Wegmans and many more have all shown they believe in our message. We could not be successful without the support of the individuals and families in No. Virginia. Their time, expertise, and passion for helping all kids is remarkable and appreciated.
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In 2017, we will enroll more than 600 participants into the Life Skills curriculum of our Chapter. Our National School Program (NSP) is being taught by the amazing P.E. teachers in 32 PWC Elementary Schools and will reach more than 23,000 students. We have assisted many of these schools in promoting the health and wellness of our kids at an early age. Being physically active and learning social skills is more important now for this new generation. Our teachers should be praised at the role they play in keeping them physically and mentally engaged.