The Toro Company has been a proud supporter of First Tee since 1998, providing ongoing support of participant programming through several national and local initiatives, as well as equipment and irrigation for facility maintenance.
Over the last 23 years, Toro has supported chapter grants including, STEM Links Field trips, Live Green Environmental and Course Improvement events, and most recently COVID relief assistance. Over a five-year period, Toro co-sponsored The Future Leaders Forum, a unique educational experience that brought 250 students from across the country to Walt Disney World for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into hosting a professional golf event and exposure to careers in golf. In addition to programmatic support, Toro graciously donates new golf course maintenance equipment annually to deserving chapters that are solely responsible for golf course operations and maintenance. This donation helps ensure that First Tee participants experience golf on a well-maintained course.
Ninety percent of our alumni consider themselves lifelong golfers and 96% of teens credit First Tee for improving their golf skills. Thanks to Toro’s 23-year partnership , we are able to continue creating experiences through the game of golf that build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience in millions of youth across the country.