ACT NOW, in 2021 every donation to the Founders' Scholarship for Higher Education fund up to $47,000 will be matched 100% by matching grant funds! Double your impact today!
In 2021 every donation to the First Tee Utah Founders' Scholarship for Higher Education fund up to $47,000 will be matched 100% by matching grant funds! Double your impact with a donation today that will fund higher education for Utah kids!
Founders' Scholarship Challenge for Higher Education
Golf is more than a game at First Tee Utah. We teach golf and we’re very serious about doing it well. Our coach teams include PGA golf professionals because the kids deserve it, the parents demand it and we want it. But there’s more at the First Tee. Golf has the unique ability to require a player to become a better person. Golf demands honesty, integrity, responsibility and perseverance, among other qualities that will lead to success both on and off the course. In fact, these are among the character values and life skills that are the foundation of what we teach at First Tee.
Did you know First Tee Utah never turns away a kid for a lack of ability to pay? We call this scholarshiping. About 1 in 4 of our kids receives some scholarship assistance. We provide scholarships for any kids who needs one so that every Utah kid can participate in our life-changing programs. Another service we provide at no cost is our Club Library. We provide clubs to any kid who needs them. We also take care of the kids who need to exchange clubs they've outgrown for a set that is the right size for them so that they continue growing and have the best experience.
The newest way First Tee is supporting the growth and lifelong progress of Utah kids is our addition of a higher education scholarship.
We realized long ago that our greatest impact in the life of Utah kids is achieved at our advanced First Tee levels including the Birdie, Eagle, and Ace levels. To inspire and encourage kids to stay in our programs and keep moving up to the advanced levels, First Tee Utah will now offer scholarships specifically for higher education. The National First Tee organization already provided scholarship opportunities at a national level, but our goal is to bring these opportunities local with scholarships specifically for our Utah kids. Funds raised for this scholarship fund will allow us to continue supporting these wonderful kids on their journey towards becoming better people and positive, contributing members of their communities.
First Tee Utah's Founders' Scholarships for boys will be named the "Tim and Jerry Howells Scholarship" and the scholarships for girls will be named the "Doug and Denise Vilven Scholarship" in honor of their impact on Utah golf and their lifelong embodiment of the First Tee values.
Our sustaining supporters love the addtion of higher education scholarships for First Tee Utah kids. They understand that this will help us to have a bigger impact on the kids in our programs, thus they are showing their support financially in the form of a donation matching fund. Because of substantial donations from two of First Tee Utah's founders and several other sustaining supporters, we have $47,000 available this year in donation matching funds. We invite you to join our Founders' Scholarship Challenge for Higher Education and take advantage of the maximum available matching funds by helping us raise an additional $47,000 to support higher education scholarships for Utah kids!
We encourage you to take advantage of this 100% matching grant opportunity to double the impact of your donation today while supporting higher education scholarships. We couldn’t do what we do without your generous and committed support and we are so very grateful!
A donation of Any Amount helps build our scholarship fund for higher education scholarships.
This is work worth doing. These are results worth investing in. Building up kids, teaching them how to be better people, and setting them on the path for a successful life on and off the golf course are worth all the time, effort, and cost.
We can’t do it without you!
We encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation to First Tee Utah today and know that you are making a difference in the lives of deserving Utah kids.
And as a special incentive to ACT NOW, in 2021 every donation to the First Tee Utah Founders' Scholarship for Higher Education fund up to $47,000 will be matched 100% by matching grant funds! Double your impact with a donation today that will positively impact the lives of Utah kids for years to come!
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Almost half way there!
Wow! We're almost halfway to our goal of 100% matching the $27,000 matching grant funds available this year. Help us keep pushing towards our goal!
|We thank our donors for helping us achieve these milestones so far!|
Positively impacting Utah kids for years to come
Thanks to matching grant funds $5,000 raised = a $10,000 impact.
Let the kids know how much you care!
Thanks to matching grant funds $2,000 raised = a $4,000 impact.
We're just getting warmed up!
Reaching $1,000 raised is a huge milestone. Thanks to matching grant funds $1,000 raised = a $2,000 impact
We're celebrating our first matched donation! Woohoo!