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First Tee of West Michigan expanding to Kalamazoo County

Posted at 8:01 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 09:03:18-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — First Tee of West Michigan, in partnership with the Kalamazoo Junior Golf Association and the City of Kalamazoo, is planning to expand its programs to Kalamazoo County starting in the spring of 2021.

First Tee is an international non-profit youth development program that teaches life skills, values, and healthy habits through the game of golf.

The curriculum serves youth ages 7 to 17. Last year, First Tee of West Michigan worked with more than 1,200 youth at 15 area golf courses in Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties.

Nearly half of those students received scholarships to participate due to their family's income.

First Tee believes it can impact more than 500 young people in Kalamazoo annually by 2023.

For more information, send an email to tyler@thefirstteewestmichigan.org or call 616-965-6633.