NATIONAL EVENTS AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

First Tee doesn’t just get kids on the course, it offers them exciting opportunities for growth. With the help of our corporate partners, we host a series of events to our participants, allowing them to meet new people, play some golf, achieve greatness, and show off our nine core values in action. Descriptions are listed below.

Contact Aaron Wall at aaronw@firstteemanhattan.org or (785) 341-1992 to apply for any of the following opportunities.

Click Here For The 2021 Eligibility Criteria For Participant Opportunities


GOLF & LEADERSHIP EVENTS

COCA-COLA AMERICA’S FUTURE | September 1 – 4, 2021 – Atlanta, GA

*Event is not confirmed and may not be offered in 2021

Coca-Cola Company offers five participants the chance to experience downtown Atlanta visiting the Coca-Cola campus, attending new hire training, and taking part in interviews to determine the winner of a scholarship. Held in conjunction with The TOUR Championship.

Application Released: N/A | Application Deadline: N/A Participants Announced: N/A


JOHN DEERE DRIVE YOUR FUTURE ACADEMY (Girls Only) | June 5-9, 2021 – San Francisco, CA

This all-girls event focuses on leadership development, remaining active in the game of golf, learning the value/impact of volunteerism, and recognizing the importance of teamwork.

Application Released: February 9, 2021 | Application Deadline: April 12, 2021 | Participants Announced: May 11, 2021


FIRST TEE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP | JUNE 20 – 25, 2021 – Clemson, SC

The first-ever First Tee National Championship will be held June 20-25, 2021 at Clemson University, bringing together First Tee’s elite players for an opportunity to showcase how the program has helped build the strength of character needed to play at the collegiate or next level. The winners of each male/female division will be awarded with the Tattersall Cup named after First Tee Trustee, Fred Tattersall. Each winner will earn an exemption into the PGA TOUR Champions’ PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Application Released: February 9, 2021 | Application Deadline: April 12, 2021 | Participants Announced: April 27, 2021


JOHN DEERE POWER FOR GOOD CONTEST | July 5-9, 2021 – Silvis, IL

Participants submit a written essay about how they are a ‘Power for Good’ through service to their communities, schools, and neighborhoods. Three essay applicants will each receive a one-time $5,000 college scholarship and a VIP experience at the John Deere Classic.

Application Released: February 9, 2021 | Application Deadline: April 12, 2021 | Participants Announced: May 11, 2021


FIRST TEE GAME CHANGERS ACADEMY HONORING JOE LOUIS BARROW, JR | July 20-24, 2021 – Philadelphia, PA

Participants selected to attend this five-day learning and empowerment academy will participate in important conversations around issues of identity, racism, diversity, equity and inclusion

Application Released: February 9, 2021 | Application Deadline: April 12, 2021 | Participants Announced: June 8, 2021


PURE INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP IMPACTING THE FIRST TEE | September 21 – 26, 2021 – Pebble Beach, CA

An official PGA TOUR Champions event at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the tournament pairs top participants from The First Tee with a PGA TOUR Champions player and amateurs. To be selected, juniors are measured in both golf ability and life skills knowledge. The tournament is televised on Golf Channel.

Application Released: February 9, 2021| Application Deadline: April 12, 2021 | Participants Announced: July 2021


WELLS FARGO SUCCEEDING TOGETHER | May 3 – 9 – Charlotte, NC

*Due to COVID-19, the Wells Fargo Succeeding Together contest will not occur in 2021. The winners from 2020 will be invited to the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship.

Teenage participants can compete through an essay contest for the opportunity to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington, N.C. Four winners are selected, with the grand prize winner receiving the opportunity to play in the pro-am with the PGA TOUR player of their choice.

Application Released: N/A | Application Deadline: N/A  | Participants Announced: N/A


FIRST TEE INNOVATORS FORUM | October 8 – 11, 2021  – San Jose, CA

First Tee Innovators Forum sets to empower First Tee teens to develop a meaningful service project in their communities focusing on raising awareness on global issues.

Application Released: April 13, 2021 | Application Deadline: June 8, 2021 | Participants Announced: August 24, 2021

ACADEMIC RECOGNITION


FIRST TEE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The First Tee College Scholarship Program is designed to provide further support, life skill development and mentorship of our alumni through their journey. The program also provides professional development workshops, access to internships and full-time employment placement post-graduation.

Application Released: January 11, 2021 | Application Deadline: March 15, 2021 | Participants Announced: May 31, 2021