March 2013

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
A very special visit from our Alumnus Kristen Red-Horse
Sacramento's own Kristen Red-Horse came home in February, she met with the kids at William Land Golf Course, and had a chance to speak with Frank LaRosa, regarding the impact this program has had on her life.

Please click here to watch a short video from her visit

Kristen Red-Horse is a graduate of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento whowas a recognized TFT Scholar in 2004, and as a result received a full paid education to NYU majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Kristen is a shining example of youth who excel as a result of their time with The First Tee. Today she is an associate producer with ABC News in New York.

Click here to watch her video featured in The First Tee National television campaign that helped successfully raise over $100 million in 2012 to reach an additional 10 million kids across the nation over the next five years.
"Thank goodness The First Tee is for more than great golfers," Red-Horse said.
Thank you from Coach Kelli!

At the beginning of my journey here at Haggin Oaks, one of my most important goals was to grow our Girls Golf Program.  After three seasons, I am so happy to have seen a huge change in the number of young ladies who have decided to take up the sport that we all love.  It is from our female participants that I have been reminded as to why I chose to take up the game and continue to enjoy not only playing, but being around the sport everyday.  
These young ladies see the sport for what it is and understand the values in which it instills.  Yes, it offers the opportunity of being competitive, but importantly they see that everyone is capable of participating.  I recently met with a group of 45+ young girls, ages 6 to 16.  At first they were quiet, however that lasted about 5 minutes (which is not normal for a coed group of children).  As I observed them create their own groups and make new friends, it dawned on me that they don't see ability, they see a possible new friend, a trait that many adults have forgotten.  
So to the young ladies in The First Tee program and to those who joined Coach Atlee, Coach Sam and myself at the Girls Golf Clinics, I would like to say thank you for reminding me why I chose this path.  You continue to teach me every day!


Come out and join us at our next 
FREE Girls Golf Clinic 
April 20th 1-2pm
 at Haggin Oaks. Call 916-808-2531 to sign up

FT2 Friends Together Membership Campaign 2013


The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Friends Together Campaign depends on your support to provide the programs that turn our youth into tomorrow's leaders - and 100% of your donations and contributions stay in the Sacramento region!
To become a "Friend" click below 

Below are the current members for 2013. We would just like to say
Thank you to all of You!   


Platinum Level $10,000 - $24,999 

Morton Golf Foundation

Silver Level $2,500 - $4,999
Dave & Karen Roughton

Emerald Level $1,000 - $2,499 

Tom and Kathleen First
Michael Gilligan

Kevin & Jennifer McCarl
River City Bank

Ace Level $500 - $999  

Bank of The West
Brian & Nicole Brockett
Brown, Fink, Boyce & Astle
Todd Bollenbach / GNT Solutions
Kelly Huff
Eric & Natalie Johnson
Rau Financial Strategies
Stewart Title of Sacramento
Kent R. Suemnicht
Virginia & Kevin Williams

Eagle Level $250 - $499  

America River Bank
B & Z Investments, LLC

Doug Bergman
Catta Verdera Country Club, LLC
Larry Chillemi
Denio's Roseville Farmers Market
Dan Dimick
Roy Fernandez
Mark Frederick
H. B. Tollette & Associates
H & R Block
Chris Jasper
Gary Kodani
Eugenia Luna
Robert & Katrina Muttera
Walt Payne

Dominic L. Russo
Dan & Anna-Marie Stouder
USA Properties Fund Inc.
Wilson Golf Management LLC
The Niello Company

Birdie Level $100 - $249  

Bill Ayres
Ray Benetti
Michael Bennett

Richard Fathy & Joan Burke
Bob Champman
John Christopher
Bernie Church
Ray Coutermarsh

Bob Dean
Dan Dougherty

Frank Evans
Jim & Kerry Fitzpatrick

Craig Gandy
Kirk & Ann Harry
Edward Herzog
Steve Huiga
John Kendra
Kent Lundt
Jason Martin

Bruce Mills
John Muelier
Pete Myll
John Murphy
Don Ruby
Chuck Schramm
Silvers HR, LLC
Bruce Stimson
Dan Stollgrosz
Sutter Wealth Management
Lin Toyama
James & Linda Welch
Larry & Linda Welch

Par Level $20 - $99  

Carly Ayres
Haley Ayres
Sarah Ayres
Tom & Kate Corlett
Steve Farnsworth
Raquel Godfrey

Doug Heestand
Malcom L. Morgan, CPA, CFE, Inc

Dave Nelson
Rand Powell

In This Issue
Girls Golf
FT2 Membership Campaign
Save the Date
Quick Links
Save the Date
April 26-28, 2013 
Visit The First Tee of Greater Sacramento booth at the 38th Haggin Oaks Golf Expo- America's Largest Consumer Golf Event
This free event brings 165+ manufacturers together with innovations like the major championship pavilion, ESPN 1320 game improvement stage, PGA Tour Van fitting opportunities, an appearance by national long drive champion Ryan Winther & the SGC Putting Championship.



Friday June 28th, 2013
22nd Annual Jr Sr Championship
at Alister MacKenzie at Haggin Oaks. Always a very fun day for those involved.

For more information click here



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