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The First Tee Of Aurora Receives $9K Grant From Community Foundation

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Dan Abella, General Manager
The First Tee of Aurora
(630) 499-0680
The First Tee of Aurora & Fox River Valley is pleased to announce receipt of a $9,250 grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.

These grant dollars will be used to purchase much needed computer equipment for the management of the many First Tee programs and day to day business operations.The Aurora Chapter is one of over 200 non-profit Chapters nationwide that strives to transform the lives of all young people through character education and the application of life enhancing values through access to the game of golf.

The First Tee school program introduces golf in the Physical Education classes of  approximately 40 Aurora area schools. This curriculum is taught by First Tee staff and PE teachers during the school year. The school program reaches out to children who qualify for the free and reduced lunch programs, offering them opportunities to attend the summer program at no charge.

The summer program at the Phillips Park Golf Course provides opportunities to help children improve their golf skills, while emphasizing the knowledge and understanding of The First Tee Life Skills curriculum.

The Board of Directors and The First Tee Staff extend their many thanks to the Community Foundation for this most generous grant and their kind support of the First Tee of Aurora & Fox River Valley. Such support will allow The First Tee to positively impact more and more deserving young children throughout the Fox Valley community.

For more information about The First Tee of Aurora & Fox River Valley please visit the following website:

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

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