FIRST TEE DRIVE FOR YOUTH: 1st Annual Golf-A-Thon & Family Fundraising Competition. Take A Swing. Post. Donate. Share.

Goal $25,000
Total Amount Raised $8,677
Time Remaining 1 day
team roman team roman $0 raised for First Tee Coachella Valley Donate
Farah’s Team Kindness Counts Farah’s Team Kindness Counts $0 raised for First Tee Coachella Valley Donate
TEAM BLAKE VENTURA TEAM BLAKE VENTURA $0 raised for First Tee Coachella Valley Donate
Team Double Trouble Team Double Trouble $0 raised for First Tee Coachella Valley Donate
Team Go Gemma Go Team Go Gemma Go $0 raised for First Tee Coachella Valley Donate
Team Tiago Team Tiago $0 raised for First Tee Coachella Valley Donate

team roman

How Reaching 18 Has Nothing to Do with Age

Roman is an inspiring example of the First Tee mission 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. We believe all young people should have access to safe places and caring adult mentors, who help them grow socially, emotionally and academically. 

Your donation will help:

Sponsor a child or teen in need of First Tee classes

Provide class equipment and supplies, plus a discounted cost of classes that's less than 25% of their actual cost

Deliver our program to elementary schools + after school programs where students lack transportation

Award three college scholarships worth $2,000 each to high school seniors in our program

Provide low cost family events

Provide outreach opportunities in the community for youth to take a swing at golf

Provide transportation to green grass facilities for participants in need

raised $2,100.00
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Right on Course for Reaching 18!

There's no challenge too big for Team Roman, and completing 18 holes is first on his list.

Show Roman what drives you, as he leads the charge in serving Coachella Valley youth by completing 18 holes at the December 5 Golf-A-Thon.  What keeps you on course? Is it your lucky head cover, your cool and custom cart or something you've always wanted to share with the world?

Picture this. This video/photo challenge is for all golf fans and friends! Let’s have fun, get creative, and show support for Roman by taking a swing at this family fun contest. It’s as easy as:

• Uploading a 30-second video selfie (or photo) to meet the challenge of Team Roman. This creates your personal, custom link to share with your friends, family and peers.

• Sharing on social media from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

• Tagging at least five others to accept your challenge and donate. Tag #TeamRoman.

• Donating what you can, and inspiring others to contribute to help your team's standings. 

• Not a social media fan or follower? Simply copy this team’s page link, and forward it from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Reminder: In less than five minutes, you can make a difference in the lives of someone, who could be a friend in need to your own child.

Recent Donations for the team roman team

  • Mark Chapman donated $50.00.
  • Richard Theetge donated $25.00.
  • David McCoy donated $25.00.
  • Don Rausch donated $200.00.
  • Robert Valenzuela donated $25.00.
  • David Mulso donated $100.00.
  • David Mulso donated $25.00.
  • Andrea Soukup donated $50.00.
  • Benny Archibeque donated $50.00.
  • Hugh Finkle donated $100.00.
  • Gini Smith donated $100.00.
  • Jim Boucher donated $50.00.
  • David Minton donated $25.00.
  • Mark Bradshaw donated $200.00.
  • Steven Sorensen donated a private amount.
  • Obed Martinez donated $100.00.
  • Justin Tarrant donated $50.00.
  • Ray Martin donated $50.00.
  • Golden Tate donated $500.00.
  • Anonymous donated $25.00.
  • Lee Osborne donated $100.00.
  • Edward Windsor donated $100.00.
  • Gabriel Franco donated $25.00.
  • Anonymous donated $25.00.

Farah’s Team Kindness Counts

36 Donors for 36 Holes. Help Farah Help Other Kids.

Farah is an inspiring example of the First Tee mission 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. We believe all young people should have access to safe places and caring adult mentors, who help them grow socially, emotionally and academically. 

Your donation will help:

Sponsor a child or teen in need of First Tee classes

Provide class equipment and supplies, plus a discounted cost of classes that's less than 25% of their actual cost

Deliver our program to elementary schools + after school programs where students lack transportation

Award three college scholarships worth $2,000 each to high school seniors in our program

Provide low cost family events

Provide outreach opportunities in the community for youth to take a swing at golf

Provide transportation to green grass facilities for participants in need

raised $700.00
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Round and Round. Shooting for 36!

Support Farah's goal of going round and round. Literally, as she shoots to golf 36 holes (and maybe more) on December 5 for all to witness.

How does golf challenge you? Team Kindness Counts invites you to share a fun example! Is it your golf swing, your short game or even finding the ball?

Picture this. This video/photo challenge is for all golf fans! Let’s have fun, get creative, and show support for Farah by taking a swing for local Coachella Valley youth. It’s as easy as:

• Uploading a 30-second video selfie (or photo) to meet the challenge of Team Kindness Counts. This creates your personal, custom link to share with your friends, family and peers.

• Sharing on social media from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

• Tagging at least five others to accept your challenge and donate. Tag #TeamKindnessCounts.

• Donating what you can, and inspiring others to contribute to help your team's standings. 

• Not a social media fan or follower? Simply copy this team’s page link, and forward it from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Reminder: In less than five minutes, you can make a difference in the life of another child, who could be a friend in need to your own child.

Recent Donations for the Farah’s Team Kindness Counts team

  • James Reagan donated $100.00.
  • Raymond Chirch donated a private amount.
  • jerome lewis donated $50.00.
  • Susan A Lamparter donated $25.00.
  • Susan A Lamparter donated $25.00.
  • Claudine Arostigue donated $200.00.
  • Monica Butler donated $100.00.
  • Audrey Mulligan donated $25.00.
  • Julie Dixon donated $40.00.
  • Tyler Mann donated $50.00.
  • Kat Lundon donated $50.00.
  • Joanne Charles donated $25.00.

TEAM BLAKE VENTURA

How Many Golf Holes Will Each Team Member/Kid Complete (72)?

Blake Ventura epitomizes the First Tee mission 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. We believe all young people should have access to safe places and caring adult mentors, who help them grow socially, emotionally and academically.

Your donation will help:

Sponsor a child or teen in need of First Tee classes

Provide class equipment and supplies, plus a discounted cost of classes that's less than 25% of their actual cost

Deliver our program to elementary schools + after school programs where students lack transportation

Award three college scholarships worth $2,000 each to high school seniors in our program

Provide low cost family events

Provide outreach opportunities in the community for youth to take a swing at golf

Provide transportation to green grass facilities for participants in need



raised $1,450.00
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How Many Golf Holes Will Each Team Member/Kid Complete (72)?

Support Blake's goal of challenging his friends to see just how many holes they can complete during the December 5 Golf-A-Thon. Who or how many kids will reach  72 holes for all to witness?

Take a swing at sharing how you practice, go through any silly routines or who your best golf buddy is. Team Blake Ventura invites you to also share a fun example! Is it your golf swing, your short game or even finding the ball?

Picture this. This video/photo challenge is for all golf fans! Let’s have fun, get creative, and show support for Blake by taking a swing for local Coachella Valley youth. It’s as easy as:

• Uploading a 30-second video selfie (or photo) to meet the challenge of Team Blake Ventura. This creates your personal, custom link to share with your friends, family and peers.

• Sharing on social media from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

• Tagging at least five others to accept your challenge and donate. Tag #TeamKindnessCounts.

• Donating what you can, and inspiring others to contribute to help your team's standings. 

• Not a social media fan or follower? Simply copy this team’s page link, and forward it from your smartphone, tablet or computer.


Reminder: In less than five minutes, you can make a difference in the life of another child, who could be a friend in need to your own child.

Recent Donations for the TEAM BLAKE VENTURA team

  • Allan Ahorro donated $75.00.
  • Allan Ahorro donated $25.00.
  • Saia Makakaufaki donated $100.00.
  • Elena Song donated $50.00.
  • Mindy Blandford donated $100.00.
  • Enrique Flores donated $100.00.
  • Nelson Lewis donated $80.00.
  • Mpu Dinani donated $100.00.
  • Mike Wales donated $20.00.
  • Rhonda Chavez donated $25.00.
  • Myron Kobayashi donated $25.00.
  • Harry Kim donated $100.00.
  • Anonymous donated $25.00.
  • Juanita Archibeque donated $50.00.
  • Chris Calderwood donated $50.00.
  • Jaden Soong donated $25.00.
  • Ron Wong donated $25.00.
  • Carol A Corcoran donated $25.00.
  • Teresa Dutra donated a private amount.
  • Braydon Hutwagner donated $25.00.
  • John Caranci donated $25.00.
  • Michael Kim donated $25.00.
  • Catherine Alamillo donated $75.00.
  • Lucas Bernstein donated $50.00.
  • Elba Salas donated $50.00.
  • Benjamin Ko donated $100.00.
  • Virgil Katsuyama donated $75.00.

Team Double Trouble

Brotherly Love Drives Their Will to Impact Others

  • These brothers epitomize the First Tee mission 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. We believe all young people should have access to safe places and caring adult mentors, who help them grow socially, emotionally and academically.

Your donation will help:

Sponsor a child or teen in need of First Tee classes

Provide class equipment and supplies, plus a discounted cost of classes that's less than 25% of their actual cost

Deliver our program to elementary schools + after school programs where students lack transportation

Award three college scholarships worth $2,000 each to high school seniors in our program

Provide low cost family events

Provide outreach opportunities in the community for youth to take a swing at golf

Provide transportation to green grass facilities for participants in need







raised $600.00
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Twice the Fun for Fans of Team Double Trouble

Don't go it alone. Grab your favorite golf partner (just like Team Double Trouble), and challenge the other to a competition for best/worst putt, quirkiest golf swing, coolest cart or whatever else drives your game. How many holes do you think you can play in a day? These two are challenging themselves to 45 on December 5. Don't miss it at our highly anticipated Golf-A-Thon!

How does golf challenge your partner? Team Double Trouble invites you to share a fun example! Is it his or her golf swing, when it's "rough" or losing so much green?

Picture this. This video/photo challenge is for all golf fans! Let’s have fun, get creative, and show support for these special brothers by taking a swing for local Coachella Valley youth. It’s as easy as:

• Uploading a 30-second video selfie (or photo) to meet the challenge of Team Double Trouble. This creates your personal, custom link to share with your friends, family and peers.

• Sharing on social media from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

• Tagging at least five others to accept your challenge and donate. Tag #TeamDoubleTrouble.

• Donating what you can, and inspiring others to contribute to help your team's standings. 

• Not a social media fan or follower? Simply copy this team’s page link, and forward it from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Reminder: In less than five minutes, you can make a difference in the life of another child, who could be a friend in need to your own child.

Recent Donations for the Team Double Trouble team

  • Heidi McArthur donated $100.00.
  • Amy Hargett donated $100.00.
  • Anonymous donated $100.00.
  • Christine Preston donated $50.00.
  • Tyler Bollinger donated $100.00.
  • Angela Avitt donated $50.00.
  • Fred Keener donated $100.00.

Team Go Gemma Go

A First for Gemma, and Right on Course.

Gemma is a shining example of the First Tee mission 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. We believe all young people should have access to safe places and caring adult mentors, who help them grow socially, emotionally and academically. 

Your donation will help:

Sponsor a child or teen in need of First Tee classes

Provide class equipment and supplies, plus a discounted cost of classes that's less than 25% of their actual cost

Deliver our program to elementary schools + after school programs where students lack transportation

Award three college scholarships worth $2,000 each to high school seniors in our program

Provide low cost family events

Provide outreach opportunities in the community for youth to take a swing at golf

Provide transportation to green grass facilities for participants in need


raised $2,777.00
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Take Your Best Swing for Team Go Gemma Go

There's no challenge too big for Gemma Guion. Gemma has been playing golf with the First Tee since she was just 4 years old. Five years later, her favorite part about being in First Tee – Coachella Valley is learning about its Core Values through the game of golf. Gemma will be playing her FIRST full round of 18 holes on December 5 for all to cheer at our Golf-A-Thon! 

Show Gemma what drives you, as Team Go Gemma Go leads the charge in serving Coachella Valley youth. Is it your lucky head cover, your cool and custom cart or something you've always wanted to share with the world?

Picture this. This video/photo challenge is for all golf fans and friends! Let’s have fun, get creative, and show support for Gemma by taking a swing at this family fun contest. It’s as easy as:

• Uploading a 30-second video selfie (or photo) to meet the challenge of Team Go Gemma Go. This creates your personal, custom link to share with your friends, family and peers.

• Sharing on social media from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

• Tagging at least five others to accept your challenge and donate. Tag #TeamGoGemmaGo.

• Donating what you can, and inspiring others to contribute to help your team's standings. 

• Not a social media fan or follower? Simply copy this team’s page link, and forward it from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Reminder: In less than five minutes, you can make a difference in the lives of someone, who could be a friend in need to your own child.


Recent Donations for the Team Go Gemma Go team

  • Wendy Cullen donated a private amount.
  • Tiago Soto donated a private amount.
  • Tiago Soto donated a private amount.
  • Jordi Reed donated $50.00.
  • Carole Picklyk donated $100.00.
  • Cora Pyle donated $100.00.
  • Barbara Tolman donated $1,000.00.
  • Gail Stone donated $25.00.
  • Tami Baus donated $25.00.
  • Juliann Hector donated $72.00.
  • Sue Lambert donated $25.00.
  • Richard & Pamela Still donated $50.00.
  • Charles Guion donated a private amount.
  • Ettore Capobianco donated $50.00.
  • Richard Guion donated $25.00.
  • Jose Loyola donated $50.00.
  • Tracy Jimenez donated $25.00.
  • Michelle Canada donated $25.00.
  • Bob Boehnlein donated $50.00.
  • Rachel Schmidt donated $25.00.
  • Jeannie Kung donated $25.00.
  • Jaclyn Mahar donated $25.00.
  • Kelly Filipan donated $100.00.
  • Trevor & Kristen & Tatum donated $50.00.
  • Mike Wales donated $50.00.
  • Susan A Lamparter donated $50.00.
  • Gail Stone donated $50.00.
  • Tami Baus donated $50.00.
  • Jenson Lee donated $50.00.
  • Jamie Scheinrock donated $5.00.
  • Nancy Baines-Vance donated $25.00.
  • Tami McClenny donated a private amount.
  • Gayle Rosenbaum donated $25.00.
  • Jeanne Slomanson donated $50.00.
  • Nikki Gatch donated $25.00.
  • Jenson Lee donated $50.00.
  • Hector Godinez donated $50.00.
  • Jeanette Lovinger donated a private amount.
  • Lyndsey Morningstar donated $25.00.
  • Patricia Lewis donated $50.00.
  • Meinir Heilbrun donated $50.00.
  • Teal Thron-Guion donated $50.00.

Team Tiago

Help Drive Tiago's Goal of Helping Other Kids

Tiago is a shining example of the First Tee mission 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. We believe all young people should have access to safe places and caring adult mentors, who help them grow socially, emotionally and academically. 

Your donation will help:

Sponsor a child or teen in need of First Tee classes

Provide class equipment and supplies, plus a discounted cost of classes that's less than 25% of their actual cost

Deliver our program to elementary schools + after school programs where students lack transportation

Award three college scholarships worth $2,000 each to high school seniors in our program

Provide low cost family events

Provide outreach opportunities in the community for youth to take a swing at golf

Provide transportation to green grass facilities for participants in need

raised $1,050.00
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Round and Round. Shooting for 36!

Support Tiago's goal of challenging his friends and family to see just how many holes they can complete during the December 5 Golf-A-Thon. Who or how many kids will reach 36 holes for all to celebrate? 

Take a swing at sharing how you practice, go through any silly routines or who your best golf buddy is. Team Tiago invites you to also share a fun example! Is it your golf swing, your short game or even finding the ball?

Picture this. This video/photo challenge is for all golf fans! Let’s have fun, get creative, and show support for Tiago by taking a swing for local Coachella Valley youth. It’s as easy as:

• Uploading a 30-second video selfie (or photo) to meet the challenge of Team Tiago. This creates your personal, custom link to share with your friends, family and peers.

• Sharing on social media from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

• Tagging at least five others to accept your challenge and donate. Tag #TeamTiago.

• Donating what you can, and inspiring others to contribute to help your team's standings. 

• Not a social media fan or follower? Simply copy this team’s page link, and forward it from your smartphone, tablet or computer.


Reminder: In less than five minutes, you can make a difference in the lives of someone, who could be a friend in need to your own child.



Recent Donations for the Team Tiago team

  • Anonymous donated $320.00.
  • Tiago Soto donated $20.00.
  • Tiago Soto donated $20.00.
  • Daniel Buchino donated $50.00.
  • Kathy Simmons donated $50.00.
  • Kennett Ignacz donated $50.00.
  • Xochitl Montes donated $50.00.
  • Suzanne Lawrence donated $20.00.
  • Rogelio Escobar donated $50.00.
  • Gloria Escobar donated $25.00.
  • Dulce Anaya donated $25.00.
  • Amy Eastman donated $50.00.
  • John Hauser donated $50.00.
  • Susan Montes donated $20.00.
  • Benjamin Weber donated $50.00.
  • Rogelio Bautista donated $100.00.
  • Juillermo Briceño donated $25.00.
  • Camille Potter donated a private amount.
  • Anonymous donated $50.00.