|What:||First Tee, a youth development organization that teaches life skills and helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf, will host a golf and empowerment clinic featuring Korn Ferry Tour player and First Tee alumnus, Chase Johnson. Sponsored by ESPN, students from Beyond the Bell, an after-school program focused on providing high quality, safe and supervised programs for students in Los Angeles, will hear from Chase on his personal growth journey through First Tee and how his First Tee coaches and mentors empowered him to build his strength of character to pursue his goals on and off the golf course. Chase, a native of Akron, Ohio, joined the Korn Ferry Tour, the developmental tour for the PGA TOUR, in 2020. The students, many of whom have not played the game of golf, will have hands-on opportunities to swing a golf club in a setting that empowers them to embrace challenge and try something new. During the clinic, First Tee leadership will share plans to kick-off new programs in Spring of 2022 in L.A. County. For 24 years, First Tee has delivered in-school and after-school programs across the country that empower youth to build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that they can carry to everything that they do. First Tee — Los Angeles will join the First Tee network of 150 chapters across the U.S. and select international locations.|
|When:||Monday, Sept. 13, 4-6:30 p.m.|
|Where:||Chester Washington Golf Course|
1818 Charlie Sifford Dr Los Angeles, CA 90047
|Visuals:||Korn Ferry Tour player and First Tee alumnus, Chase Johnson sharing golf tips and tricks and interacting with students from Beyond the Bell Tee. Beyond the Bell students rotating through four practice stations where they will have the opportunity to swing a golf club and be mentored by First Tee coaches.|
|Interviews:||Korn Ferry Tour player and First Tee alumnus Chase Johnson First Tee Director of Chapter Relationships, Julie Jansa & Chris Steele, First Tee — Los Angeles Senior Program Director Representatives from Beyond the Bell ###|
About PGA TOUR First Tee Foundation (“First Tee”)
First Tee (www.firsttee.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization that is supported by the PGA TOUR. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its inception in 1997, First Tee has expanded to reach more than 3.6 million young people annually through its chapter network, in schools and at youth centers. Headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, programs are delivered in all 50 United States and select international locations. President George W. Bush serves as Honorary Chair.
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