The First Tee of Naples/Collier
Since 2008, The Immokalee Foundation has partnered with the renowned First Tee program to unite golf and the development of important life skills. The First Tee of Naples/Collier emphasizes nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment. Participating students benefit from the opportunity to travel to various golf courses, where they meet with other students from around Collier County and continue the development of values that will help them to become better athletes, better students, and better citizens.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements for student involvement in The First Tee of Naples/Collier?
Candidates must complete applications and releases for review. Upon selection they commit to maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, exhibiting good behavior, maintaining a superlative attendance record, and completing community service requirements.
How would you describe the relationship between TIF and the national First Tee program?
TIF works in partnership with the national organization’s local affiliate, The First Tee of Naples/Collier.
What is TIF’s annual investment per student?
We invest approximately $1,200 per student each year.
How can I get involved?
You can sign up to become a sportsmanship mentor, which can entail routine meetings with our student athletes, coaching, and/or financially underwriting a student athlete’s participation in the program.
- More than 50 students participate in First Tee activities each year.
- First Tee golfers won the first-place trophy at a recent TIF Charity Classic Pro-Am.
- 52 students took part in the 2009 First Tee summer camp program.