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Timothy Finchem

Christie Austin

Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Chief People Offic r USGA

Denver, Colorado

Board Chair, The First Tee

Steven Schloss

Michael E. Sneed

T H E FIRST TEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ron Cross

Marty Evans

Executive Director Equal Justice Initiative

Honorary President PGA of America

Bryan Stevenson

Derek Sprague

Rear Admiral (Retired) United States Navy

Senior Vice President Executive Affairs PGA TOUR

Peter Foss

General Electric (Retired)

Fred T. Tattersall

Chairman 1607 Capital Partners LLC

Robert E. Long, Jr. Owner Granville Capital, Inc.

Susan Trees

Washington, DC

Christopher Normyle Manager, Sponsorships & Events Shell Oil Company

Matt Williams

Director of Golf Development Augusta National Golf Club

Jin Roy Ryu

Chairman & CEO PMX Industries

Christopher Womack President, External Affairs Southern Company

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More Than A Game Our Mission To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.


In Memoriam

A r n o l d Pa l m e r

His advice and wisdom will echo down the fairways forever. In 2016, golf lost a legend, ambassador and great friend of The First Tee. “Arnold had such tremendous belief in The First Tee as one of the Trustees,” said Tim Finchem, The First Tee board chair and former commissioner of the PGA TOUR. “He embodied The First Tee Nine Core Values and was a wonderful example for every young person who has participated in the program. His influence will continue to be felt for years to come.” Palmer appeared in a Public Service Announcement for The First Tee in 2012 and for the last several years co-chaired The First Tee Legacy Society with his good friend and fellow Trustee, Jack Nicklaus. “We will always remember Arnold Palmer as a longtime advocate and dear friend of The First Tee,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee. “He loved the game of golf and believed wholeheartedly in The First Tee’s mission. We are forever grateful for his imprint on this organization.”

Palmer congratulates Deacon Palmer Scholarship awardee Mallorey Stack, alumna from The First Tee of Pittsburgh. The scholarship, named after Palmer’s father, provides selected participants with financial assistance for college. Mallorey currently plays golf at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

Mr. Palmer’s generosity to The First Tee extended beyond the national level and into the communities where he lived. He invested in both The First Tee of Pittsburgh and The First Tee of Central Florida chapters, providing financial stability as they began their operations, and allowing them to establish endowments for programming and college scholarships. His namesake tournament, The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard, has brought The First Tee National School Program to more than 50 elementary schools in the Orlando area. Mr. Palmer served as honorary chair for both chapters until his passing. “Mr. Palmer was a truly warm and friendly man who put our participants at ease and inspired us to be the best we could be,” reflected Marc Field, executive director at The First Tee of Pittsburgh. In memory of The King, we raise our glasses of iced tea and lemonade to his legacy. 2

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Palmer, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., and The First Tee Honorary Chair President George W. Bush gather at the 2012 Trustee meeting


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S ta t e o f TH E F I R S T T E E

9,000

5.3 million YOUNG PEOPLE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

reached in 2016, a 13% increase from 2015

24,000

1,400

CHAPTER VOLUNTEERS (including board members)

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

3,900

ACTIVE COACHES trained in positive youth development

1,200 Golf locations delivering

49%

THE FIRST TEE LIFE SKILLS EXPERIENCE

8.7 million

39% 6

GIRLS Involved at chapters

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87%

ETHNIC DIVERSITY of young people at chapters

(87%)

of goal met to reach 10 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE between 2011 and 2017

1,000

AFTER-SCHOOL LOCATIONS (in partnership with other youth-serving organizations)


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THE FIRST TEE BOARD OF DIRECTO RS Timothy Finchem

Christie Austin

Steven Schloss

Michael E. Sneed

Board Chair, The First Tee

Chief People Officer USGA

Denver, Colorado

Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Ron Cross

Marty Evans

Peter Foss

Senior Vice President Executive Affairs PGA TOUR

Rear Admiral (Retired) United States Navy

General Electric (Retired)

Derek Sprague

Bryan Stevenson

Fred T. Tattersall

Honorary President PGA of America

Executive Director Equal Justice Initiative

Chairman 1607 Capital Partners LLC

Robert E. Long, Jr. Owner Granville Capital, Inc.

Susan Trees

Washington, DC

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Christopher Normyle

Jin Roy Ryu

Manager, Sponsorships & Events Shell Oil Company

Chairman & CEO PMX Industries

Matt Williams

Christopher Womack

Director of Golf Development Augusta National Golf Club

President, External Affairs Southern Company


Timothy Finchem

Christie Austin

Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Chief People Offic r USGA

Denver, Colorado

Board Chair, The First Tee

Steven Schloss

Michael E. Sneed

T H E FIRST TEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ron Cross

Marty Evans

Executive Director Equal Justice Initiative

Honorary President PGA of America

Bryan Stevenson

Derek Sprague

Rear Admiral (Retired) United States Navy

Senior Vice President Executive Affairs PGA TOUR

Peter Foss

General Electric (Retired)

Fred T. Tattersall

Chairman 1607 Capital Partners LLC

Robert E. Long, Jr. Owner Granville Capital, Inc.

Susan Trees

Washington, DC

Christopher Normyle Manager, Sponsorships & Events Shell Oil Company

Matt Williams

Director of Golf Development Augusta National Golf Club

Jin Roy Ryu

Chairman & CEO PMX Industries

Christopher Womack President, External Affairs Southern Company

Š2017 The First Tee. All rights reserved. Use with permission.

904.940.4300

thefirsttee.org

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2016

Annual R ev i e w

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The First Tee 2016 Annual Review  

The First Tee Annual Review provides a summary of our impact on youth during the last year.

The First Tee 2016 Annual Review  

The First Tee Annual Review provides a summary of our impact on youth during the last year.

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