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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 the Nine Core Values, 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 Nine Core Values 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 12,000 Children Served Since The First Tee Began

100%

High School Graduation Rate For All Students Completing Our Program

67%

Engaged in Community Service Outside of First Tee

87%

Felt More Empowered

57%

Reported High Confidence in Their Ability to Do Well Academically

81%

Demonstrated Self-Improvement and Personal Transformation

83%

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

  • Center for Youth Development Campus — $2 million
  • Learning Center — $1 million
  • 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
  • Outdoor Education Space — $250,000 In Memory of A. Hobgood, III
  • Indoor Education Space — $250,000
  • 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

Patrons

Legacy Partners

Advance Auto Parts/Carquest

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Golden Corral

McConnell Golf

Mills Construction Company

Peter Millar

TowneBank

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

Workday

Ace Level Patrons

Anonymous

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

1-800-PACK-RAT

Anonymous

Air Purification, Inc. 

Alan and Laurie Hughes

Allen Wilson

Brad and Allison George

Clancy & Theys Construction Company

Curi

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

LS3P

Revels Turf & Tractor

Shelco, LLC

SPS Corporation 

Summit Design & Engineering

Willard & Willard, LLP

Williams Realty & Building Company

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