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First Tee - Greater Charlotte

First Tee - Greater Charlotte builds game changers by empowering kids through the game of golf.

Since 2003, First Tee - Greater Charlotte has been teaching children life skills through golf.  The First Tee program is based on the First Tee Nine Core Values that are taught through the character education program: responsibility, respect, honesty, judgment, courtesy and integrity, confidence, perseverance and sportsmanship.  The program serves 1,500 students in seven different facilities in the Greater Charlotte area and partners with more than 203 local elementary schools to bring the game and its inherent core values to more than 120,000 students.

First Tee enables 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, learning is created.  The mission of First Tee 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.  Missions of the organization are supported through three tiers: After-School/Summer Programming, School Programs to teach the First Tee 9 core values, the First Tee 9 healthy habits and the game of golf in elementary physical education classes; and Community Programs taking the First Tee curriculum to other youth-serving facilities.  

The First Tee Learning Center is adjacent to the Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park. First Tee Greater Charlotte through its partnership with Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation opened its Learning Center in April 2009 and expanded the building with renovations in 2016.  The facility includes newly developed practice areas including one practice putting green, two short game practice greens, a full driving range, as well as an indoor simulator.

How Our Community Can Become Involved

South Charlotte City Lifestyle marketing partner, Dr. Colin Webb with Webb Orthodontics has a passion for golf and for First Tee.  He recognizes how the organization is devoted to using the game of golf to teach and empower children with valuable life skills.  He supports First Tee because he shares in First Tee's belief that valuable life lessons and character-building can be taught through golf.  The sport requires integrity, self-confidence and most certainly resilience!  Every year Webb Orthodontics donates a comprehensive orthodontics case to the organization to help them raise the resources they need to carry out their mission.  Dr. Webb invites others to join him by giving back and becoming involved.

Your involvement can directly impact the kids they serve and the skills they develop in First Tee.  Get involved today and help give kids the tools that will last them a lifetime.  Ways to give include: financial donations, memorials and tributes, donations of equipment and corporate partnerships.  For more information visit or call 704.348.2515.