Altvater: GolfTEC helping grow The First Tee of Lake ErieWritten by Fred Altvater | | BackNine@toledofreepress.com
The First Tee of Lake Erie is eager to expand its presence in Toledo and wants to develop a facility near Downtown Toledo. A local company GolfTEC is helping with that effort through a promotion at its Monroe Street location on Nov. 8 and 9.
Alan Fadel, president of the board of directors for The First Tee of Lake Erie, is one of the driving forces behind the expansion. His goal is to make golf accessible to inner-city youth, not only from a playing perspective, but also in understanding golf traditions and the core values that First Tee promotes.
First Tee’s stated 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.
The First Tee of Lake Erie is bringing the game of golf to a wide diversity of young people and is working with local schools to make golf accessible to every child.
The group works with over 10,000 area youth and have already received assistance from several local donors, but much more is needed.
GolfTEC is one of the local businesses trying to help the First Tee raise needed funds.
The local GolfTEC store, located at 5577 Monroe St. in Toledo, is offering complimentary 30-minute golf lessons on Nov. 8 or 9 to customers who make a donation to The First Tee.
In addition, GolfTEC’s Toledo franchise owner, John Hammill has promised to match any funds raised by this promotion.
GolfTEC employs the latest technology in combination with proven basics to improve every golfer’s performance. The company has been a leader in teaching golf since 1995 and has more than 600 GolfTEC certified personal coaches at nearly 200 centers worldwide.
Through its nine core values, The First Tee has been an effective program both nationally and internationally to develop an appreciation for the traditions and moral characteristics espoused by golf.
For more information about how you can help the First Tee of Lake Erie visit www.thefirstteelakeerie.org.
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