Welcome to The First Tee of Central Valley

What We Do

Del Rio CC Foundation Mission:
To positively impact the lives of Central Valley area youth by providing educational programs that ensure character development and the mastery of life skills through instruction in the game of golf.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Central Valley

Golf With Mom Day

Golf With Mom Day on Saturday May 10th
Registration closes Thursday May 8th
For more details contact John Griston (209) 535-2656
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Summer Session begins June 2nd Register Now!

2014 membership fee is $60 per participant (siblings $40). Membership includes 10 - week session in the Summer and Fall.  To enroll, click here and fill out the forms and fax or mail them to:  (209) 543-9715 The First Tee of Central Valley - 400 Tuolumne Blvd Modesto, CA  95351.  If you have questions, please contact our Director of Programs: john@thefirstteecentralvalley.org


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Thank you to our Founding Partners!

Heartfelt thanks to our Founding Sponsors!

City of Modesto - Del Rio Country Club - Foster Farms Dairy - MTC Distributing - Pacific Southwest Container - Taco Bell Foundation

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Volunteers Wanted

We are always looking for new outstanding volunteers! If you are interested in joining our volunteer team for the rest of our 2014 season, please email cathy@thefirstteecentralvalley.org.
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2014 Volunteer Training

Come find out about the many opportunities and become involved with The First Tee of Central Valley! Next Orientation: Thursday, April 17th at 5:30 pm at Muni Golf course located at 400 Tuolumne Blvd Modesto Please email cathy@thefirstteecentralvalley.org if you are planning to attend or have any questions. Hope you can join us!
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Drive, Chip and Putt Contest sign-up today!

Are you signed up for next year's Drive, Chip and Putt contest? Last year, Adam Williams  and Jaylen Ralls participated in this amazing contest for junior golfers across the country.  Don't wait - enroll now! Click Here

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The First Tee National Opportunities: Application's Now Available!

Are you ready for a life-changing experience? Applications for The First Tee academies, The First Tee Training at IJGA and the
Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach are now available.

The PLAYer Advanced Academy
The First Tee Training at IJGA
Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
Life Skill and Leadership Academy

If you have any questions, please contact john@thefirstteecentralvalley.org

What is The First Tee?

The First Tee of Central Valley is a non-profit program that is dedicated to providing children and teens an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life enhancing values such as honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship. Our main programming site is located in Modesto and we have two Program Affiliate sites in Escalon and Tracy with a site in Merced opening in 2013. We service Modesto, Ceres, Turlock, Oakdale, Escalon, Ripon, Tracy, Merced, and neighboring communities.

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A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program fort their ability to appreciate diversity.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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