In addition to their sponsorship of the John Deere classic with the PGA TOUR, John Deere has been a supporter of First Tee’s mission since 2012. John Deere’s support extends to several different initiatives, including The John Deere Drive Your Future Academy and Power for Good competition.
The John Deere Drive Your Future Academy is an all-girls event focusing on the impact of volunteerism, understanding the significance of values and skills learned through playing the game of golf, and recognizing the importance of building a strong network.
The ‘Power for Good’ competition recognizes participants who have a passion for improving their local communities through hard work and determination. Winners are selected for demonstrating their commitment to service and leadership and how their work is connected to the values learned through First Tee. Contest winners will have an opportunity to play in the John Deere Classic Pro-Am and serve as a power for good at a local volunteer event. Additionally, each winner will receive a financial contribution toward their higher education.