News from First Tee:
Two teens, Dana Condon and Caroline Wales from The First Tee® of the Coachella Valley, have been selected to attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy in East Lansing, Michigan, July 26 – August 1, 2017. Condon and Wales will join more than 90 junior golfers from The First Tee®, ages 14–17, to participate in this national event.
The Academy provides participants valuable character education and leadership instruction during the week-long event. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and hone skills to become leaders in their chapters, schools and communities while experiencing championship golf, career exploration and dorm living.
Condon and Wales will also learn from and interact with the top coaches in The First Tee® network and meet a variety of young people from around the country. The Academy is staged by The First Tee® home office and hosted by The First Tee® of Mid-Michigan and Michigan State University.
At The First Tee®, life and golf skills are seamlessly integrated into each experience. The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy is focused on recognizing and rewarding exceptional teen participants in The First Tee® for their accomplishments while enhancing skills that will help on and off the golf course.
In addition to attending The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy, Dana Condon will also attend The First Tee College Golf Prep Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida from July 11 – 18, 2017. She is among 24 junior golfers from The First Tee® selected by a national panel of judges to participate in this academy for elite players.
The First Tee College Golf Prep Academy is a unique opportunity for participants within the network that are interested in pursuing collegiate golf. Participants will receive life skills and golf instruction from The First Tee® coaches and special guest speakers to help improve their chances to compete at a higher level athletically and academically. During the week, Condon will participate in interactive sessions in the areas of golf technique, education and career exploration, physical fitness and nutrition, and golf equipment fitting as well as experience dorm living at Keiser University. To complete the week, participants will compete in a tournament to showcase the skills they’ve learned.
To learn more about The First Tee® of the Coachella Valley, visit TheFirstTeeCoachellaValley.org or call (760) 779-1877.