First Tee Goes to The 2017 Presidents Cup Golf Tournament
LATICRETE® is happy to support the Essex County (NJ) chapter of First Tee by donating tickets for the children of the program to attend multiple days of The 2017 Presidents Cup golf tournament being held in Jersey City this September!
Click Here to Learn More
What is First Tee?
First Tee is a national program that focuses on shaping children's lives by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. The Essex County chapter is owned and operated by Metropolitan New York First Tee, which includes five other chapters.
Through after-school and in-school programs, First Tee not only aims to develop players who can excel long-term in a golf career, but also in life. This is achieved by providing private school scholarships, SAT tutoring, general school tutoring and more to keep children academically on track as well. Many players who have entered the First Tee program have left with full-ride golf scholarships to play in college.
Corporate generosity is the foundation of how First Tee runs their organization since they are 100% privately funded. Without the help of companies such as LATICRETE, First Tee would not be able to operate.
“One child from Newark made it all the way to play at the Augusta National Golf Club and finished second last year in the putt competition, which takes place the Sunday before the Masters Golf Tournament.”
“Last year we finished second in the state of New Jersey for the PGA Junior League Team. This is a big deal -- and what's cool about us is that we are just a bunch of kids from Newark going around private golf courses and winning."