The First Tee of Western New York to introduce The First Tee National School Program to the Niagara Falls City School District
Niagara Falls, New York (February 6, 2019) – The First Tee of Western New York, a nonprofit whose mission is to teach children core values, wellness and life skills through the game of golf, announces the addition of the Niagara Falls City Schools District in its National School Program (NSP) beginning in 2019.
Since 1999, the The First Tee of Western New York has been providing educational programs that build character. The First Tee enables students to develop skills including sportsmanship, respect and confidence while learning the game of golf. Programs take place onsite at schools as well as seven green grass facilities including Brighton Golf Course/Paddock Golf Dome, Elma Meadows, Glen Oak, Grover Cleveland, Harvest Hill, Spruce Ridge, and Niagara County.
The First Tee of Western New York will now serve close to 13,000 youth through its National School Program. Current school districts already represented in the program include: Amherst Central Schools, Holland Central Schools, Ken-Ton School District, Lockport City Schools, DeSales, Tapestry Charter and Niagara Charter.
“The opportunity to teach students, at a very young age, the wonderful art of golf is something that many will benefit from for the rest of their lives. The Niagara Falls City School District is proud to join this growing organization and bring new skills to a large inner city public school.” – Mark Laurrie, Superintendent of Schools, Niagara Falls City School District