More than 160 golfers took part in The First Tee of Broward’s December 16th fundraiser at Fort Lauderdale Country Club in Plantation, which raised over $5,000. The event was highlighted by having three students from the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Lauderdale at the first tee to greet the golfers.
The students participated in The First Tee’s inaugural program at the club this past fall. The nine-week program was spearheaded by club members Angela and Rick Cohen and supported by Director of Golf Mark VanDyck and the club’s Board of Directors and membership. The Cohens, along with The First Tee Coaches Ryan Wikel and Bridget Ackley, taught the students basic golf skills and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values, which include Integrity, Confidence and Perseverance.