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Patron Benefits

Impact On and Off the Course

Our 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 values of integrity and sportsmanship are not always instilled in today’s youth. The acquisition of values is often a by-product of a series of complex processes that evolve from individuals’ experiences. First Tee Life Skills Experience teaches participants a set of skills that allow them to face challenges at home, school and play in a constructive manner. The goal is for participants to internalize our key commitments, which are at the heart of First Tee’s mission.

Research shows that youth who participate in First Tee Life Skills Experience learn valuable life lessons, exhibit the key commitments and transfer these skills and qualities to school, home, and other settings.

With all of the great golf facilities in the Triangle, we will look back a generation from now and realize that this project was the most important one.
Gary Williams, Golf Channel

Building Game Changers

Over 15,000 Children Served Since The First Tee Began


High School Graduation Rate For All Students Completing Our Program


Engaged in Community Service Outside of First Tee


Of Participants Report Using Life Skills Learned at First Tee Away From the Course


Reported High Confidence in Their Ability to Do Well Academically


Of Participants Identify as Female


Consider Themselves Lifelong Golfers

Center For Youth Development

For over 15 years, we have relied on the generosity of local golf facilities to provide space and access for program delivery. Additionally, we have also collaborated with other youth agencies and, most recently, the Wake County Public School System to deliver programs to captive audiences of participants. The vision for this project has allowed us to set aggressive goals to better serve our kids and families. With the support of our community, we will be able to bring the game and its inherent values to more kids and particularly those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to be involved in a program like ours. Thanks to our founding investors and the generosity of world- renowned golf course architect Gil Hanse, we are now poised to deliver on this once in a generation opportunity for our community!

Key Project Outcomes:

  • Increase participant enrollment and student retention rates
  • Create a safe haven and quality mentorship for the kids we serve
  • Provide programming to the children in our community who need it the most

Our Legacy Partners

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.

Named Gifts & Available Opportunities

  • Learning Center — $1 million Generously secured by TowneBank
  • 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
  • Maintenance Building — $300,000 Generously secured by John Deere / Revels Turf & Tractor
  • Outdoor Pavilion — $250,000 In Memory of A. Hobgood, III
  • Indoor Education Space — $150,000 Generously secured by The Conlon Family
  • Putting Green — $100,000 Generously secured by Shelco, LLC
  • 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
  • Toptracer Range Technology — $30,000 Generously secured by Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply and Rain Bird Corporation
  • Playground Area — $25,000 Generously secured by Air Purification Inc
  • Driving Range Bays — $5,000 each
    • Generously secured by The Belville Family
    • Generously secured by Christopher & Sarah Meredith
    • Generously secured by LS3P
    • Generously secured by Todd & Sara Roberts
    • Generously secured by Pam & Barry Gardner
    • Generously secured by CBRE | Raleigh
    • Generously secured by
    • Generously secured by Vicki Roberts
    • Generously secured by Mary-Ann & Jim Baldwin
    • Generously secured by The Holt Brothers Foundation
    • Generously secured by McAdams
    • Generously secured by North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC
    • Generously secured by Callaway Golf
    • Generously secured by PGA HOPE Raleigh
    • Generously secured by Tom & Pat Gipson
    • Generously secured by Wood Insurance
    • Generously secured by The Bucy Foundation
    • Generously secured by Stevenson Connor Global Srategies
    • Generously secured by Brenda and Ron Gibson
    • Generously secured by Wasserman
    • Generously secured by Delta Dental
    • Generously secured by Billie Redmond and Kemp Harris
  • Available Naming Rights Opportunities
    • Indoor Simulator Bays (Two)
    • Food & Beverage Stand
    • Conference Room
    • Individual Driving Range Bays

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

The Conlon Family

Freddie and Rachel Mills

Fielding and Kim Miller

James and Connie Maynard Foundation

James and Mildred Wilkinson Foundation

John Deere / Revels Turf & Tractor

Mike Bonello

North State Bank

Peter and Prudence Meehan

Shelco, LLC


Ace Level Patrons


Bob and Carol Hatley

Harold K. Jordan & Co., Inc.

Highwoods Properties

John and Marie Mitchell

Justin and Jillian Good

Kane Realty and Williams Realty & Building Company

Matthew Goodwin

Michael Jordan Nissan

Shelco, LLC

Smedes York Family

Ted and Stephanie Klinck

Eagle Level Patrons



Air Purification, Inc. 

Alan and Laurie Hughes

Allen Wilson

Brad and Allison George

Brassfield & Gorrie, General Contractors

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

Stephen O’Connell

Stone Development and Restoration

Wales Family Foundation

Birdie Level Patrons

A.E. Finley Foundation

A. Hobgood, IV

Al. Neyer, LLC

Allman Spry

Andy and Julie Bilodeau

Baker Roofing

Barnhill Family Foundation

Barry and Pam Gardner

Belville Family Charitable Fund

Bill Reduzzi

Billie Redmond and Kemp Harris

Bob and Lynn Scott

Brian and Kathy Sischo

Brenda and Ron Gibson

Brock Family Trust

Callaway Golf

Carolinas Wireless Association

CBRE | Raleigh

Christopher and Sarah Meredith

Cliff and Anna Benson

David and Donna Rhode

Dean Painter

Delta Dental

Double Wood Farm

Doug and Hope Brown, In Memory of Ben Hynson

Doug and Susan Baker

East West Partners

Ed Auslander

Ed Brown

Fallon Family Charitable Foundation

Fenwick Foundation

Fred Mills, Sr.

Holt Brothers Foundation

Howie and Brug Jung

IMC Board of Directors in Honor of Jim Hyler

James and Julie Forrest

James Baker

Jim and Katherine Hansen

Jim Lamont

Jim and Mary-Ann Baldwin

Josie and Charles Reeves

Julian and Beth Williamson

Larry and Debbie Robbins

Lee Morris


Mark and Jenna Thomas

Marty and Sarah Pell

Mary-Ann and Jim Baldwin


North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC

Pam and Barry Gardner

PGA HOPE Raleigh

Richard Sowell

Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, LLC

Rush Family Trust

Russ and Cara McLauchlan

Simpson & Underwood Associates, LLC

SLI Capital

Steve Morgan

Steve and Lynn Ogburn

Stevenson Connor Global Strategies

The Bucy Foundation

Todd and Sara Roberts

Tom and Pat Gipson

T.J. Wyman

Tommy West

Vicki Roberts


Wil Spears

Wood Insurance

Par Level Patrons


Allen and Linda Jones

Arbour National

Bobby Stanley

Brandon Baker and Virginia Jernigan

Bryan Fox

Christopher and Sarah Meredith

CTO Realty Growth

David and Garrett Broyles

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

Linda and Ralph Moore

M. Rex Teaney, II

Mark and Kelly Mulhern

Mark and Sarah Sims Chesson

Mark Hianik

Michael and Marybeth Brooks

Michael Sorensen

Mike Condrey

Paul and Peggy Pfeuffer

Peter and Kim Fox

PGA Tour Charities

Preston Development Company

Robert and Katharine Buhler

Robert Herrington

Schrum Family Charitable Fund

Terry and Diane Butler

The Backyard Foundation

Thomas Eller

Tri Properties, LLC

Wesley Burks

Capital Campaign Patrons

Anders Bostroem

Andrew Mariella

Ben Pulliam

Bill and Kitty Burlington

Chad Nottingham

Charlie Hoover

Charlie Nottingham

Cherry Hill Baptist Church

Christopher Clarke

Connor Leonard

Conor Clougherty

David Johnson

Dennis and Nancy Horstman

Dereck Whittingburg

Ellen Robinson

Gail Nottingham

Gary Allen

George Brannon

HagerSmith Design, P.A.

James Bick

Jason Baillargeon

Jason Slovensky

Jeff Farnham

Jimmy Barnes

John Browning

Jose Alberto and Elizabeth Reyes

Julie Kaylid

Ken Brantley

Kristin Trangsrud

Leslie Holmes

Mack Paul

McKim & Creed

Mrs. Jerry Napier

Nataraja Arkalagud

Peter McDonald

Philip and Betty Tibbs

Randy Pozsar

Renee Allain-Stockton

Richard Matthews

Richard Parker

Ryan Greene

Sam and Ginny Poston

Samuel Duckett

Shirley Tyner

SJV Medical

Stephanie Simon

Steve Marion

Sue Shima

Theodore Waechter

Tift Mann


William Hopkins

William Sewell

YPO State Line Forum

In-Kind Giving


AB Goodrich Contracting, LLC

Allied Fence

Baering Group

B.A. Hoft

Baker Roofing

Brock Contract Services

Forrest Firm, P.C. 

Hanse Golf Design


Jones Architecture

Kane Realty





Mills Construction

OxBlue, LLC

Pepsi Bottling Ventures

Revels Turf & Tractor

Shelco, LLC

SPS Corporation 

Summit Design & Engineering

Willard & Willard, LLP

Williams Realty & Building Company

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