The First Tee of Eagle County
THE FIRST TEE OF EAGLE COUNTY IS NOW OPERATED UNDER THE FIRST TEE OF DENVER!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Lynn Montano info@THEFIRSTTEEOFDENVER.COM OR 720.865.3427
In an effort to streamline the overall management process of its First Tee golf program, the Vail Valley Foundation’s Youth Foundation recently made the decision to consolidate the First Tee of Eagle County chapter into its Denver counterpart, with both programs now conducted by Denver Junior Golf.
“The intent of The Youth Foundation has always been to put the needs of Eagle County youth first and foremost when making decisions regarding programs,” explained Susie Davis, Vice President of Education for the Vail Valley Foundation. We believe that the First Tee of Denver opportunity provides a firm plan that allows the Eagle County First Tee program to continue to thrive and better serve the needs of children throughout our community.”
In addition to providing Eagle County youth with an opportunity to learn the basic skills of golf, the First Tee program also instills crucial life skills such as honesty, responsibility, integrity, judgment, respect, courtesy, confidence, sportsmanship, and perseverance.
The First Tee of Denver will assume the responsibility for all revenue, expenses and logistics associated with the delivery of First Tee programming in Eagle County. The Youth Foundation will transfer all existing contracts, records and relevant information to the First Tee of Denver, in addition to providing support for the summer 2013 transition period. The consolidation is expected to be complete by April 1.
“The First Tee of Denver is excited to bring our passion for golf and commitment for youth into Eagle County,” offered Paula Purifoy, Director of Junior Golf for the City and County of Denver, “and we are ready to build on the solid foundation of golf, life-skill, and educational programs created by The Youth Foundation. We are determined to continue to provide the high level of programs already established in this community while growing our impact and fulfilling our motto of ‘building great kids and great swings’.”