A MESSAGE FROM TGF PRESIDENT DICK HORTON
(with Tennessee's Scott Stallings, host of the Tennessee Junior Cup)
Dear Golfing Friends:
Golfers keep score
and progress tends to be defined by numbers − how many juniors in our program,
how many rounds of golf played, how many members, or what did you shoot?
I would contend, however,
that donors and supporters look deeper than just “the score and the numbers.”
You want to know the individual stories of how your gift made the difference in
the life of a young junior. You want to know the story of how joy came to a
Special Olympic athlete when he or she discovered golf, or how The First Tee
takes students on college campus visits that public schools don’t make happen.
You want to know that your gift teaches manners like a firm handshake, hats off
in the dining room, or the nine core values of life. You want to know that Fisk
University revived its golf teams and that The First Tee filled its roster with
scholarship players thanks to your help. You want to know a golfer’s memorial
gift will help an at-risk youth graduate from high school and go on to college.
We know that in today’s
world, individuals reading this report have all kinds of charitable options.
One score you can count on is that we will always be grateful, appreciative and
consistent with your gifts toward our TGF mission: “To promote golf and its
life enhancing values with an emphasis on teaching youth and the disadvantaged."
Thank you for your support!