Everything is Bigger in Texas…Especially The First Tee's 2015 Network Meeting!

by Brad Bennett

David Feherty and Annika Sorenstam among attendees

The First Tee 2015 Network Meeting logoFrom March 11-14, a record setting 800-plus leaders from across The First Tee network will gather in Dallas, Texas to attend the biennial Network Meeting–a continuing education conference designed exclusively for The First Tee leaders.

For three days, the network will focus on maximizing The First Tee’s positive impact on young people and share ideas about how to continue to inspire staff, mentors, coaches and volunteers.

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Shining A Spotlight On Our Partners: Thank You to PwC!

PwC’s First Tee Challenge allows fans to take their shot at a scaled version of the par-3 17th hole at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
PwC’s First Tee Challenge hole allows fans to take their shot at a scaled version of the 17th hole at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Proceeds benefiting The First Tee of North Florida.

Since 2000, PwC has been a loyal supporter of The First Tee, serving as a Trustee, partner and friend to our youth participants.

With associates, retired partners and staff serving as volunteer board members for chapters of The First Tee, PwC continues its company-wide support through a variety of activities and development opportunities for our junior golfers.

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What is the connection between The First Tee and heavyweight champ Joe Louis?

The First Tee Chief Executive Officer Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. learned to play golf under the watchful eyes of Ted Rhodes (left) and his father, Joe Louis (right).
The First Tee CEO Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. learned to play golf under the watchful eyes of Ted Rhodes (left) and his father, Joe Louis (right).

May 13, 2014 marked the 100th birthday of former world heavyweight champion and amateur golfer Joe Louis.

Why does this day matter to The First Tee?

Because the “Brown Bomber”, as he was known to many, is the father of Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee!

 

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