Youth foundation plans First Tee program

The Community Service Youth Foundation is teeing up to start its First Tee program for youth ages 7- 12.

An informational meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, for anyone interested in the First Tee program including parents, participants, volunteers, donors and interested community members. The meeting will take place at the foundation office located at 100 S. Cherokee St. in Morrilton. Refreshments will be provided.

First Tee incorporates the game of golf into building nine core values in participants – honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibly, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

The Community Service Youth Foundation has been working with The First Tee of Central Arkansas and the Morrilton Country Club to bring the program to Conway County, which will begin on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Morrilton Country Club. Class will be held each Monday after school and run until 5 p.m. A nominal fee of $10 a month will be charged per participant to help offset the cost of running the program which is estimated to be $20,000 for the first year. Scholarship opportunities are available for families that cannot afford to pay the monthly fee.  

Participants are not required to have their own golf equipment, but may bring or purchase their own if desired. Also, if community members would like to donate clubs they can be dropped off at the Community Service office and a donation receipt will be issued.

For more information, contact Jamie Higgins at [email protected].

A First Tee Camp is planned 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Morrilton Country Club. There is no charge for the camp, but registration is required.

Applications are available at Community Service or can be downloaded at Space is limited.