March 2016
Vol 4, Issue 3
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
The First Tee Scholars - Class of 2016
The First Tee Scholars Program is a distinction awarded to teen participants who excel in academics, leadership, character development, and chapter and community involvement. 

Congratulations to Chisay Arai, David Laskin and Nicole Schroeder from The First Tee of Greater Sacramento who join a class of 79 scholars designated to the Class of 2016.

Arai, a senior at Granite Bay High School, has been a part of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento for the last 4 years. Chisay had never played sports growing up and felt she was not athletic. She started off shooting 128 in her first high school golf tournament. However, her junior year, she shot par, including a hole in one at the State Fair Junior Golf Tournament. She recently committed to play collegiate golf at Holy Names University. Chisay maintains a 4.25 GPA while being very involved in her church and serving in the community.  The First Tee has given her confidence through integrity and perseverance. With her vibrant positive energy, Chisay wants to give hope to those around her that all things are possible with God.

Laskin, a senior at Jesuit High School, has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento since 2004.  David has been active with the program participating in The First Tee Junior Tour, serving as a life skills coach, and volunteering with the US Kids Golf Tour He has represented The First Tee as a guest speaker at the Little Linkers banquet and as a junior player in The First Tee Open. He maintains a 4.3 GPA , is a member of the National Honor Society, was recognized with the AJGA Scholastic Award and received the Outstanding Service Award at his high school.  Actively involved in community service, he has helped mentor at local schools, served as a tutor at his high school and traveled with a group to New Orleans to help rebuild homes with Habitat for Humanity.  He has been awarded the River Cats All City sports award, MVP of his high school golf team, as well as, All-Leagues in the competitive Delta League.  In the fall, he will be attending and playing golf for University of Arizona. 

Schroeder, a member of the The First Tee of Greater Sacramento since 2011, is graduating from Rocklin High School this June. She has embraced the teachings of The First Tee and loves giving back. During her high school years, she earned more than 300 hours of volunteer and community services hours including the creation of a RHS Fundraising Golf Camp for Rocklin youth.  She has maintained a 4.06 GPA at Rocklin High and is active in the California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society, and was a founding member of the Rocklin Student Athletic Senate. Nicole was a starting member of Rocklin's varsity golf team for all four years, was voted Most Improved in her freshman year, and was League MVP in both her Junior and Senior Years. Nicole will also be inducted into the Rocklin High School Hall Of Fame.  This fall, she will be attending Oregon State University and will be playing golf for the Beavers. 
Participant Spotlight
Meet Aden Williams, a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento program at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. Aden (6) has been participating in the junior golf classes. 

Hobbies:  I love sports...some of my favorites are baseball, basketball, football and boxing.

Interesting Fact:  I have two sisters & both play golf!

Favorite Book:  The Three Little Pigs

Favorite Food:  I love grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Why is golf fun for you?  I love favorite part of golf class is swinging the golf club super-fast!  I also like making long putts, but swing super-fast is still my favorite.
What is your favorite Core Value?  Sportsmanship because it means to be polite and I really like being polite to people.
If you could play 18 holes with any two Professional Golfers, who would you play with?  My uncle and my dad, they play like professionals.
What is your favorite golf club?  Oh my driver for sure, I love swinging fast and watching the ball go far!

"Friends Together Annual Campaign" FT2
FT² "Friends Together Annual Campaign" provides funding necessary for The First Tee of Greater Sacramento to deliver the needed programs, resources and staffing, that are impacting over 18,000 young people in the Sacramento area annually. 100% of your donations and contributions stay in the Sacramento region!

Join today and be added to the growing list of supporters who believe in our mission of improving lives through character, values and healthy choices.

$1 Million Shoot-Out
Missed out on winning the historic Powerball lottery? Well here's your chance to win $1 million dollars while supporting a great cause! Come take part in the $1 Million Dollar Shoot-Out benefiting The First Tee of Greater Sacramento & Jessup Athletic Association at Haggin Oaks GC! 

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Qualifier Dates:
April 1st -10th, 2016
Haggin Oaks GC (Back of Driving Range)
Weekdays 4pm to 7pm
Weekends 11am to 3pm
$10 Ticket (5 tee shots , closest to the hole)
Semi-Final Qualifying Round Sunday April 10th

Top 4 Finalists will be invited to participate in the $1 million Shoot-Out on April 15th at Catta Verdera CC

Point West Rotary - California Eagles
Point West Rotary
Friend-Raiser Golf Tournament
Benefiting The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
California Eagles Program
April 29, 2016
Morgan Creek Golf Club

We would like to thank the Point West Rotary
for their continued support!
We are partnering with H & R Block this tax season
If you are a new H&R Block client, The First Tee of Greater Sacramento will receive a $20 contribution from H & R Block. Just use referral code #40010001083500 and take it to the office when you have your tax return prepared. 

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 This Issue
Participant Spotlight
Friends Together Annual Campaign
$1 Million Shoot-Out
Point West Rotary - California Ealges
H & R Block
Free Girls Golf Clinics

Quick Links

Save The Date
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
2016 Events
Friends Together Annual Campaign
March 3rd - May 3rd

Million Dollar Shoot - Out
Haggin Oaks  
April 1st - 10th

Golf Expo
Haggin Oaks GC
Click here to volunteer in the booth
Click here to volunteer for sticker booth
April 29, 30 & May 1

BIG Day of Giving
Click here to make your donation today for the BIG Day of Giving
May 3, 2016

25th Annual Jr Sr Championship
Haggin Oaks GC
July 29, 2016

12th Annual
The First Tee Inviational
Granite Bay CC
September 19, 2016
The First Tee Invitational
We are very excited to announce this years Honorary Chairman for the
12th Annual The First Tee Invitational

Al Geiberger
"Mr. 59"

September 19, 2016
Granite Bay Country Club

More information and signs up will be coming out soon. 
Where are they now?
Alumni of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
Louie Euer

I am in my 2nd semester at Sacramento State and loving every minute of it. College is just as difficult as I have always heard, but I am making new friends and really enjoying the experience. I still golf quite often with my boss and friends and will always love the game. I am looking forward to continuing my involvement with The First Tee, volunteering at Jr. Tour events, helping with junior camps and growing the relationships that I have made in the program. 

A popular question that I have been asked for the past few months is why I decided to not play college golf. Throughout my years with The First Tee, I was always told that The First Tee would make me a better golfer, but more importantly, how it would allow me to see what path I would like to take in life.  I wanted to find a career that would give me the ability to give back to The First Tee and to help people; this is why I have chosen to go into insurance. I am currently working at Pilcher Insurance Agency which is an independent, family owned, insurance agency. 

I have learned that The First Tee Nine Core Values are actually instrumental in being a successful insurance agent. Mr. Pilcher says that he hired me because he thought highly of my attention to detail, my honesty, how I am someone that my clients can trust and my desire to succeed. In many ways, I remind him of himself. I have made The First Tee Nine Core Values the foundation of my life. These values have resulted in me being happier with the decisions I make in life, and now it has introduced me into a career that I love. 
Free Girls Golf Clinics
Our Girls Golf Clinics are a great way for young ladies ages 9 to 17 to meet new friends, become familiar with ways to get involved with the game and The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, while learning in an environment that is friendly, fun and educational. Much of the clinics will be geared toward the "Three Pillars" of the junior golf programs at our city golf courses; golf skills, athletic movements and The First Tee Nine Core Values™.

All clinics are held from
1:00pm -2:00pm
April 16th, at Bing Maloney GC
May 21st, at William Land Park GC
June 11th, at Haggin Oaks GC

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