First Tee - Greater Akron

First Tee - Greater Akron First Tee - Greater Akron is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges.

Established in 1998, First Tee - Greater Akron is a chapter of the First Tee, an international youth development organization that shapes the lives of young people ages 4 through 18 in Greater Akron. Our mission is 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. First Tee

Established in 1998, First Tee - Greater Akron is a chapter of the First Tee, an international youth development organization that shapes the lives of young people ages 4 through 18 in Greater Akron. Our mission is 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. First Tee

Operating as usual

11/20/2021

The 2021 Chili Open is underway at Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range! Thank you to Skyway Drive-In - Green Location for the chili and burgers!

🚨Participant Spotlight!🚨A HUGE congrats to FTGA participant Catherine on receiving The Goldie Bateson Scholarship!  This...
11/17/2021

🚨Participant Spotlight!🚨

A HUGE congrats to FTGA participant Catherine on receiving The Goldie Bateson Scholarship! This scholarship is an initiative of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) Midwest Section membership and is awarded to junior golfers between the ages of 7 and 17 who have an interest in learning and playing the game of golf!

We are so proud of you!

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf

#BuildingGameChangers

🚨Participant Spotlight!🚨

A HUGE congrats to FTGA participant Catherine on receiving The Goldie Bateson Scholarship! This scholarship is an initiative of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) Midwest Section membership and is awarded to junior golfers between the ages of 7 and 17 who have an interest in learning and playing the game of golf!

We are so proud of you!

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf

#BuildingGameChangers

Please join us in congratulating Solomon Petrie, an alumnus of First Tee – Greater Akron, on signing his National Letter...
11/11/2021

Please join us in congratulating Solomon Petrie, an alumnus of First Tee – Greater Akron, on signing his National Letter of Intent to play golf at the University of Kentucky. Solomon started in our program when he was 7 years old. We are very proud of Solomon and look forward to following his collegiate career.

#BuildingGameChangers #UK #GoCats

“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”Thank you to those who have served and continue to serve.  True game chang...
11/11/2021

“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”

Thank you to those who have served and continue to serve.

True game changers.

“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”

Thank you to those who have served and continue to serve.

True game changers.

The month of giving thanks continues!  We are so thankful for The H.E. Graves Jr. Family Foundation and their generous s...
11/08/2021

The month of giving thanks continues! We are so thankful for The H.E. Graves Jr. Family Foundation and their generous support of our chapter in 2021!

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers!

The month of giving thanks continues! We are so thankful for The H.E. Graves Jr. Family Foundation and their generous support of our chapter in 2021!

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers!

In November, we give many thanks.  Today, we would like to thank the Sisler-McFawn Foundation for that generous and thou...
11/04/2021

In November, we give many thanks. Today, we would like to thank the Sisler-McFawn Foundation for that generous and thoughtful support of our chapter in 2021.

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers

In November, we give many thanks. Today, we would like to thank the Sisler-McFawn Foundation for that generous and thoughtful support of our chapter in 2021.

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers

The holidays are right around the corner and we can't wait to celebrate with you!Join us on Sunday, December 5th at Topg...
11/03/2021

The holidays are right around the corner and we can't wait to celebrate with you!

Join us on Sunday, December 5th at Topgolf for our 2021 Holiday "Par-Tee!"

All proceeds benefit First Tee - Greater Akron!

Register Today: https://crm.bloomerang.co/HostedDonation?ApiKey=pub_90a14264-7076-11eb-ba71-0686663776c3&WidgetId=1499136

#BuildingGameChangers

The holidays are right around the corner and we can't wait to celebrate with you!

Join us on Sunday, December 5th at Topgolf for our 2021 Holiday "Par-Tee!"

All proceeds benefit First Tee - Greater Akron!

Register Today: https://crm.bloomerang.co/HostedDonation?ApiKey=pub_90a14264-7076-11eb-ba71-0686663776c3&WidgetId=1499136

#BuildingGameChangers

We have been so fortunate to benefit from charitable giving in 2021!  We would like to thank our friends at the Laura R....
11/02/2021

We have been so fortunate to benefit from charitable giving in 2021! We would like to thank our friends at the Laura R. & Lucian Moffitt Foundation for their support this year!

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers

We have been so fortunate to benefit from charitable giving in 2021! We would like to thank our friends at the Laura R. & Lucian Moffitt Foundation for their support this year!

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers

Thank you to the V.E. (Tom) Atkins Fund of Akron Community Foundation for their generous support of our chapter!  Togeth...
10/29/2021

Thank you to the V.E. (Tom) Atkins Fund of Akron Community Foundation for their generous support of our chapter!

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers!

Thank you to the V.E. (Tom) Atkins Fund of Akron Community Foundation for their generous support of our chapter!

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers!

Trunk or Treat! 🎃
10/27/2021

Trunk or Treat! 🎃

Trunk or Treat! 🎃

We would like to thank the Allio Memorial Fund of Akron Community Foundation for the generous support of our chapter!  W...
10/27/2021

We would like to thank the Allio Memorial Fund of Akron Community Foundation for the generous support of our chapter! With your kindness, we will continue to grow and serve our community!

#BuildingGameChangers

We would like to thank the Allio Memorial Fund of Akron Community Foundation for the generous support of our chapter! With your kindness, we will continue to grow and serve our community!

#BuildingGameChangers

Golf season just got longer!  We are excited to return to the Lake Anna YMCA  in partnership with Tuscora Park Health an...
10/25/2021

Golf season just got longer!

We are excited to return to the Lake Anna YMCA in partnership with Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation for Fall programming starting on Wednesday, November 3rd!

Registration is FREE and spots are LIMITED!

Sign-up today by calling the Lake Anna YMCA at (330) 745-9622!

#BuildingGameChangers

Golf season just got longer!

We are excited to return to the Lake Anna YMCA in partnership with Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation for Fall programming starting on Wednesday, November 3rd!

Registration is FREE and spots are LIMITED!

Sign-up today by calling the Lake Anna YMCA at (330) 745-9622!

#BuildingGameChangers

First Tee – Greater Akron is excited to announce the promotion of Mike Clark to Program Director.  Mike joined our team ...
10/21/2021

First Tee – Greater Akron is excited to announce the promotion of Mike Clark to Program Director.

Mike joined our team in June 2019 as our Outreach/Assistant Program Director. During his tenure, he conducted community outreach and engagement, formed new partnerships in the community, and assisted with programming.

Mike’s passion, energy, dedication and excitement for First Tee - Greater Akron is unprecedented and has led to his success thus far.

Please join us in congratulating Mike on his new role.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Lillian D. and Lincoln H. Gries Fund of Akron Community Foundation ...
10/21/2021

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Lillian D. and Lincoln H. Gries Fund of Akron Community Foundation for that charitable donation to our chapter! We are so grateful for your support!

#BuildingGameChangers

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Lillian D. and Lincoln H. Gries Fund of Akron Community Foundation for that charitable donation to our chapter! We are so grateful for your support!

#BuildingGameChangers

A very special thank you to the Schrank Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation for your generous support of our chapt...
10/20/2021

A very special thank you to the Schrank Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation for your generous support of our chapter!

#BuildingGameChangers

A very special thank you to the Schrank Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation for your generous support of our chapter!

#BuildingGameChangers

One of our favorite events of the year, The Chili Open, is back!Please join us at Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range on...
10/18/2021

One of our favorite events of the year, The Chili Open, is back!

Please join us at Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range on Saturday, November 20th for a day of great golf & food compliments of our friends at Skyway Drive-In - Green Location!

Register online: https://www.firstteeakron.org/events/2021-chili-open/

Questions? Contact Dirk Hartman (330) 375-2728.

Proceeds benefit our chapter!

#BuildingGameChangers

One of our favorite events of the year, The Chili Open, is back!

Please join us at Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range on Saturday, November 20th for a day of great golf & food compliments of our friends at Skyway Drive-In - Green Location!

Register online: https://www.firstteeakron.org/events/2021-chili-open/

Questions? Contact Dirk Hartman (330) 375-2728.

Proceeds benefit our chapter!

#BuildingGameChangers

Our home to programming, Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range, is a proud partner of the Youth on Course program!  Learn ...
10/18/2021
Harold Varner III lends more than just name to Youth on Course program

Our home to programming, Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range, is a proud partner of the Youth on Course program! Learn more about the program and how Akron native Harold Varner III is making an impact!

#MakeGolfYourThing #BuildingGameChangers

These days, the course is called Catawba Creek. But back when a 9-year-old Harold Varner III started playing there, it was known as Gastonia (N.C.) Municipal.

Our FTGA coaches, staff and volunteers would like to thank our 2021 Fall participants for five fun-filled weeks at Mud R...
10/14/2021

Our FTGA coaches, staff and volunteers would like to thank our 2021 Fall participants for five fun-filled weeks at Mud Run!

If you have photos from class, please share in the comments below!

#BuildingGameChangers

Our FTGA coaches, staff and volunteers would like to thank our 2021 Fall participants for five fun-filled weeks at Mud Run!

If you have photos from class, please share in the comments below!

#BuildingGameChangers

Thank you to the Wentz Family Foundation for your generous support of our organization.  Together we are #BuildingGameCh...
10/13/2021

Thank you to the Wentz Family Foundation for your generous support of our organization. Together we are #BuildingGameChangers!

Thank you to the Wentz Family Foundation for your generous support of our organization. Together we are #BuildingGameChangers!

We are so thankful for the continued generosity and support from our friends at The Welty Family Foundation!  Your donat...
10/12/2021

We are so thankful for the continued generosity and support from our friends at The Welty Family Foundation! Your donation has helped us impact thousands of youth in the Greater Akron area in 2021!

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers!

We are so thankful for the continued generosity and support from our friends at The Welty Family Foundation! Your donation has helped us impact thousands of youth in the Greater Akron area in 2021!

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers!

10/08/2021

#BuildingGameChangers

Photos from First Tee - Greater Akron's post
09/29/2021

Photos from First Tee - Greater Akron's post

We had so much fun the past week at St. Hilary! Thank you Mrs. Palumbo and the entire staff for your hospitality! #Build...
09/27/2021

We had so much fun the past week at St. Hilary! Thank you Mrs. Palumbo and the entire staff for your hospitality! #BuildingGameChangers

Tonight's First Tee class at Mud Run is cancelled due to the rain.  Coach Mike will be reaching out via email with a mak...
09/22/2021

Tonight's First Tee class at Mud Run is cancelled due to the rain. Coach Mike will be reaching out via email with a makeup date.

Tonight's First Tee class at Mud Run is cancelled due to the rain. Coach Mike will be reaching out via email with a makeup date.

Tonight's First Tee class at Raintree is cancelled due to rain.  Coach Mitch will be reaching out via email with a makeu...
09/22/2021

Tonight's First Tee class at Raintree is cancelled due to rain. Coach Mitch will be reaching out via email with a makeup date.

Tonight's First Tee class at Raintree is cancelled due to rain. Coach Mitch will be reaching out via email with a makeup date.

09/16/2021

Tonight’s classes… 🏖 ⛳️ ☀️

Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to our 2021 Golf-A-Thon.  We had an awesome day last Friday, Septembe...
09/14/2021

Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to our 2021 Golf-A-Thon. We had an awesome day last Friday, September 10.

8 golfers completed 827 holes of golf at Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range. Congrats to Ben Robison who led the way playing 127 holes.

We raised over $15,500 for First Tee – Greater Akron.

Special thanks to Tito's Mexican Grill - Fairlawn for providing lunch and LeeAngelo's for dinner.

Plans are already being made for 2022!

Shots of gold at the end of the 🌈! #BuildingGameChangers
09/09/2021

Shots of gold at the end of the 🌈!

#BuildingGameChangers

The 2021 First Tee - Greater Akron Golf-A-Thon is next Friday, September 10th!  We are on our way to our goal!  There is...
09/02/2021
Support 2021 First Tee - Greater Akron Golf-A-Thon

The 2021 First Tee - Greater Akron Golf-A-Thon is next Friday, September 10th!

We are on our way to our goal! There is still time to donate or pledge to the golfers who have signed up to support our cause! Any dollar amount helps!

With your generosity and support, we are #BuildingGameChangers

We believe all kids deserve to feel excited to grow, safe to fail and better equipped for whatever comes at them next. At First Tee - Greater Akron we do this by helping them develop their swing, but more importantly, their inner strength; with coaches who help them navigate the course as well as gu...

A special thank you to the LPGA Foundation and the Renee Powell Grant Evaluation Committee for their generous donation o...
08/23/2021

A special thank you to the LPGA Foundation and the Renee Powell Grant Evaluation Committee for their generous donation of $1,000 to support our efforts in the community!

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers

A special thank you to the LPGA Foundation and the Renee Powell Grant Evaluation Committee for their generous donation of $1,000 to support our efforts in the community!

Together, we are #BuildingGameChangers

Fall Session Registration Opens TODAY!
08/16/2021
Fall Session Registration Opens TODAY!

Fall Session Registration Opens TODAY!

2021 Fall Session Registration Opens TODAY Registration for Fall Session at Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range and Raintree Golf & Event Center opens today! Brookledge will not be hosting a Fall Sess

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Can’t wait to sign my little guy up...🏌🏼‍♂️
Northern Ohio Golf Charities still has openings for foursomes for the 3rd Annual Golf Classic Saturday, September 15th at Mayfair Country Club. Registration fee includes, golf, cart, breakfast, lunch, as well as free drinks and snacks while you golf. All profits go back to local charities. Come join the fun!
Ava had a great time watching Tiger today at the Bridgestone Invitational in her The First Tee of Greater Akron gear! Can’t wait for the fall session to start!
Thanks so much for today’s event! My kids loved it! 🏌🏻‍♀️🏌🏻‍♂️
“I’m going to practice to try and get better.”
Having a ball with my little wannabe golfer at Polar Putt Putt!!
Thank you for such an amazing experience! See you in the spring!
Asa N Ang Beard and I would like to thank Coach Jim and his fellow coaches for making our Ella a very happy girl this evening. They gave her a purple golf bag, a pair of Ecco golf shoes and a set of irons. She was excited and smiling from ear to ear when I took this picture! Papa Ron and I are looking forward to taking Ella to the driving range to practice. Thanks so much to the First Tee of Greater Akron!