Our Adaptive PE Class at William Land GC
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento and UCP of Sacramento & Northern California have joined forces to expand TFTGS' Adaptive PE program for Sacramento Unified Adaptive PE students.
This partnership will allow the program to go from serving an average of 70 students to well over 200 students per year. In the past, the students and school aides used city bus service to get to and from school. City buses could only hold two wheelchairs at a time so often students expecting to leave for their Adaptive PE class were disappointed to have to stay back at school when their wasn't enough room on the bus. By partnering with UCP, their buses allow for up to 10 wheelchairs at a time, thus allowing all students to participate each week.
Luther Burbank Teacher, Aaron McClatchy commented that "Golf with The First Tee is a wonderful program for our students with disabilities. The opportunity, facility and excellent staff give our students a chance to be physically and mentally engaged that is very hard to come by."
Meet Akira Ransi, 6 years old and attends Phoebe Hearst Elementary School. He has been taken The First Tee classes at William Land Park GC for 2 sessions now. All of the coaches and juniors are excited to see him when he comes to class. I don't know what is bigger his golf swing or his smile. He continues to demonstrated the core values on and off the course.
Q & A with Akira
What is your favorite club?
My 7 iron because I can hit it far!
How did you start playing the game of golf?
My dad and I are playing in a tournament so I wanted to learn how to play.
What is your favorite part about being a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento?
Playing games with Anthony (another junior in his TFTGS class on Tuesday).
If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
To have toys, get a pet dog, and have a little brother.
Who is your favorite golfer and why?
Yuvraj Brar (an older boy in TFTGS Tuesday class, Akira thinks he is a great golfer).
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