“IMAGINE THE ULTIMATE CLASSROOM, LUSH FAIRWAYS, GREENSIDE BUNKERS, INSPIRING COACHES. FOR FIRST TEE PARTICIPANTS, THIS IS THEIR OASIS OF KNOWLEDGE". JOHN GRISTON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
First Tee - Central Valley was started in 2003 by the Del Rio CC Foundation in partnership with the City of Modesto. Now in 2022, with the help our founding partner and new partnership efforts with the Boys and Girls Club of Stanislaus County, we are focused on serving more West Modesto area low-income families with kids and teens.
At First Tee we strive to enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do. With the belief that all kids deserve the chance to grow in a supportive environment with mentors guiding them, we are dedicated to building programs that are accessible, welcoming, and as impactful as they are fun, while "Building Game Changers".
We are grateful for each of our donors who allow us to keep doing what we do.