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More Than a Game

Help Support First Tee — Triangle’s Kids!

Five years ago, we had a dream. We wanted to build a new home for our First Tee — Triangle participants, a safe place where our kids could study, learn about leadership, make new friends and develop the life skills that come from playing the game of golf. Skills such as confidence, integrity, respect, and etiquette.

That dream is now becoming a reality! On December 5th, 2022, we broke ground on Phase 1 of our new facility located at 12201 Leesville Road in Northwest Raleigh. Watch our video to learn more.

More Than a Game Capital Campaign

The Community Need

First Tee — Triangle currently serves over 1,600 kids annually.

More than 50% come from diverse backgrounds

40% are female

36% come from low to moderate income families

Our goal is to make the game of golf accessible to all while teaching character development and skills that will last a lifetime.

Independent research shows that kids who participate in our program use life skills they learn on and off the course and transfer them to school. More than 75% of participants surveyed say First Tee has helped them with decision making, goal setting and managing their emotions. After participating in First Tee for three years, 73% say they have higher confidence in their academic ability and more confidence interacting with their peers.

Our new Learning Center, in its central location, will allow us to serve an additional 1,000 children each year with a stronger presence throughout the Triangle. It will also enable us to grow our diversity and inclusion efforts through partnerships with Title I schools in Wake and Durham counties. Having a home will give us the opportunity to offer our kids healthy snacks, tutoring and mentoring, and a safe place to call their own.


Our Ask of You

So far, we have raised $6.5 million of our $7.5 million Capital Campaign goal. But to make this dream a reality, we need your help! Our goal is to engage more of our community to help bring our vision to life. This will allow us to build our Learning Center, driving range, putting green and a par three golf course.

To say thank you, each donor who makes a gift of $300 or more will be entered into a drawing for:

One of three, one-year access passes to our new facility, which includes use of our new driving range and putting green, use of the on-site golf simulators, a discount at our Pro Shop AND a foursome at the Country Club of North Carolina.

All donors be recognized on special signage at the Learning Center and on our website.

Naming Opportunities & Patron Benefits

In order for First Tee — Triangle to positively impact young people, it takes coaches, staff, board members and donors being actively engaged in our mission and invested in our outcomes. Each has a vital role in our success and without your support, we will fail to achieve our goals.

Available Naming Opportunities

Center for Youth Development Campus – $2 million

Learning Center – $1 million

Maintenance Facility – $250,000

Education Center – $150,000

18 Hole Putting Green – $100,000

Storage Facility – $75,000

Two Simulator Bays – $30,000 each

Conference Room – $20,000

30 Individual Bays at Driving Range – $5,000 each

Committed Named Gifts

  • Par Three Course — $ 500,000 Generously secured by Peter Millar
  • Driving Range — $ 500,000 Generously secured by Carquest
  • Scoreboard — $500,000 Generously secured by Blue Cross NC
  • Golf Holes — $75,000 each
    • Generously secured by Bob and Carol Hatley
    • Generously secured by James and Mildred Wilkinson Foundation
    • Generously secured by Highwoods Properties
    • Generously secured by North State Bank
    • Generously secured by Fielding and Kim Miller
    • Generously secured by Michael Jordan Nissan
    • Generously secured by APC Towers
    • Generously secured by Ted and Stephanie Klinck
    • Generously secured by Al Goodrich
  • Play Area — $25,000 Generously secured by Air Purification Inc

Patron Benefits

  • Legacy Partner ($500,000+)

    • Dedicated signage at the Center for Youth Development related to the naming opportunity secured
    • Name or logo prominently displayed on final road signage as a Legacy Partner
    • Mentioned in ALL locally created event/program and marketing information annually
    • All other sponsor benefits
  • Core Values Club Founding Member ($100,000 – $499,000)

    • Dedicated signage (if applicable) for reserved portion of the center
    • Exclusive Core Values Club Founding Member Gift at Grand Opening
    • All Core Values Club Membership Benefits
  • Ace Level Patron ($50,000 – $99,999)

  • Eagle Level Patron ($15,000 – $49,000)

  • Birdie Level Patron ($5,000 – $14,999)

    • Prominently displayed signage on First Tee — Triangle’s Core Values Club Wall of Fame at the appropriate Patron Level
    • Monthly reserved access to golf facilities including the Peter Millar Par-3 Course, the driving range, and associated practice facilities for investors and their families
    • Invitation to the annual Core Values Club Par-3 Tournament
    • Greens fees waived for each member for the golf facility
    • Exclusive Core Values Club logoed First Tee apparel
  • Par Level Patron ($1,000 – $4,999)

    • Prominently displayed signage at the Center for Youth Development as a Par Level Sponsor
    • Discounts on all programs and services offered by First Tee —  Triangle at the Center for Youth Development


Legacy Partners

Advance Auto Parts/Carquest

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Golden Corral

McConnell Golf

Mills Construction Company

Peter Millar


Core Values Club Founding Members

A.J. Fletcher Foundation

Al Goodrich

APC Towers

Freddie and Rachel Mills

Fielding and Kim Miller

James and Connie Maynard Foundation

James and Mildred Wilkinson Foundation

Mike Bonello

North State Bank

Peter and Prudence Meehan


Ace Level Patrons


Bob and Carol Hatley

Harold K. Jordan & Co., Inc.

Highwoods Properties

Justin and Jillian Good

Kane Realty and Williams Realty & Building Company

Matthew Goodwin

Michael Jordan Nissan

Ted and Stephanie Klinck

Smedes York Family

Eagle Level Patrons



Air Purification, Inc.

Alan and Laurie Hughes

Allen Wilson

Brad and Allison George

Clancy & Theys Construction Company


First National Bank

Guardian Wealth Partners

James and Candan Burati

Jennings and Allison Glenn

John and Debbie Day

John and Tracey Roos

Longleaf Law & Longleaf Manager

Mike Gray

Robert and Etta Long

Scott Edwards

Sheldon and Deborah Fox

Wales Family Foundation

Birdie Level Patrons

A.E. Finley Foundation

A. Hobgood, IV

Allman Spry

Al. Neyer, LLC

Andy and Julie Bilodeau

Bill Reduzzi

Bob and Lynn Scott

Brian and Kathy Sischo

Cliff and Anna Benson

David and Donna Rhode

Dean Painter

Double Wood Farm

Doug and Hope Brown, In Memory of Ben Hynson

Doug and Susan Baker

Ed Auslander

Ed Brown

Fenwick Foundation

Fred Mills, Sr.

Howie and Brug Jung

IMC Board of Directors in Honor of Jim Hyler

James and Julie Forrest

Jim Lamont

Josie and Charles Reeves

Julian and Beth Williamson

Larry and Debbie Robbins

Mark and Jenna Thomas

Marty and Sarah Pell

Richard Sowell

Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, LLC

Russ and Cara McLauchlan

Simpson & Underwood Associates, LLC

SLI Capital

Steve Morgan

Steve and Lynn Ogburn

Tommy West

T.J. Wyman

Wil Spears

Par Level Patrons

Allen and Linda Jones

Bobby Stanley

Bryan Fox

CTO Realty Growth

Dick Daugherty

Ed and Kathy White

Fred McCoy, Jr.

James Anderson

Jeff and Jodi Kleiber

Jim Hyler

Jon Bell

Kent and Liz Bardwell

Lee-Moore Capital Company

Lee Morris

Linda and Ralph Moore

M. Rex Teaney, II

Mark and Kelly Mulhern

Mark and Sarah Sims Chesson

Michael and Marybeth Brooks

Mike Condrey

Paul and Peggy Pfeuffer

Peter and Kim Fox

PGA Tour Charities

Preston Development Company

Robert and Katharine Buhler

Terry and Diane Butler

The Backyard Foundation

Thomas Eller

Tri Properties, LLC

Wesley Burks

Capital Campaign Patrons

Charlie Hoover

Cherry Hill Baptist Church

David Johnson

Dennis and Nancy Horstman

Gary Allen

George Brannon

James Bick

Jimmy Barnes

Ken Brantley

Leslie Holmes

McKim & Creed

Peter McDonald

Ryan Greene

Sam and Ginny Poston

Shirley Tyner

SJV Medical

Tift Mann

William Sewell

YPO State Line Forum

In-Kind Giving

Baering Group

Baker Roofing

Forrest Firm, P.C.

Hanse Golf Design

Mills Construction

Jones Architecture

Kane Realty


Revels Turf & Tractor

Shelco, LLC

SPS Corporation

Summit Design & Engineering

Willard & Willard, LLP

Williams Realty & Building Company

Our Legacy Partners