One of the things we value most at The IT Company is being a part of our community. For the past two years we have had the opportunity of joining our community by being a part of The First Tee.
The First Tee is a junior golf program in Knoxville that focuses on teaching children life lessons and core values through the game of golf. By using golf as an outlet and a tool, The First Tee aims to instill confidence, judgement, and integrity into the kids in the program. While The First Tee programs are centered around the game of golf, they’re so much more than just trying to build the next great golfer. They want to help the kids become great golfers but even better people.
The First Tee programs are open to any child interested in golf, but primarily targets kids in East Knoxville. The First Tee also has programs in Blount County, Sevier County and Lenior City. Over the last two years 1,000 kids have gone through The First Tee program. And the outreach program, where First Tee goes in to schools and hosts a day event, has reached over 30,000 kids!
Not only are there programs for children to be enrolled in, but The First Tee also hosts several events yearly to award children the opportunity to play the game.The Girl’s Golf Fest is one of the events that The First Tee puts on. This event was created to give a space and opportunity for female golfers. Each year the Girl’s golf fest has members of both the Lady Vols Golf Team and local Ladies Professional Golf Association helping and attending. Since the beginning of the event, The IT Company has been proud to be the primary sponsor for the Girl’s Golf Fest. By sponsoring the event, it covers the costs to get as many girls involved as possible. We are humbled to be a part of The First Tee and all that they represent.
The First Tee also hosts many other events such as the Kids Classic in June and the Milner/Bush Shootout in September. The Milner/Bush Shootout is a special tournament that raises money to provide college scholarships to children within the programs. There are currently 6 kinds in college on scholarship from these profits, 2 of which are playing collegiate golf while there! The First Tee would love for you to be a part of their organization! As proud sponsors, we can advocate just how incredible The First Tee is. Thank you First Tee for allowing us at The IT Company to be a part of your organization!