Only once a year does Old Chatham open itself to an outside charity event, and from 2010-2012, we have raised more than $300,000 to benefit The First Tee of the Triangle.
Established in 2004, The First Tee of the Triangle is dedicated to impacting the lives of youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Offering programs specifically designed for ages 5 to 18 in the Triangle, the organization has worked with more than 10,000 young people who might not otherwise be exposed to the game.
Our staff and members welcome The First Tee of the Triangle as a local partnering facility for the organization’s annual tournament because of the immense educational and character-building value it provides to community youth.
Several of our membership and staff, including John Marino, Jodi Tata, Mark Singleton, A. Hobgood and Jim Hyler, have served as board members for The First Tee of the Triangle and help direct its activities to promote golfing to disadvantaged youth and develop their life skills in the process.
The results of this partnership have been remarkable. Since 2010, programming participation for The First Tee of the Triangle has increased 270 percent. We look forward to continuing to add to the organization’s coffers.
We were pleased with the large turnout of young players and their supporters at our most recent tournament. It is Old Chatham Golf Club’s pleasure to give back to the community and support a wonderful program that benefits young people in our area in so many ways, including developing their character as they mature.
The First Tee of the Triangle is a 501(c)(3) organization that will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the fall. For more information about the program, including how to enroll a child or be a sponsor, visit here.