The First Tee of Idaho

Rating: 4.95 stars   43 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Sports

Location: 172 South Academy Avenue, Suite 160 Attn: Pete Stickney Eagle ID 83616 USA

Mission: To positively impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that promote character development, life-enhancing values, and healthy choices through the game of golf.
Results: Founded in 2005 as one of 200 chapters affiliated with a national organization, The First Tee, we have impacted the lives of over 2,650 participants in our Life Skills Experience curriculum; we have introduced our programs to over 14,800 students in our school outreach program; we have implemented The First Tee National School Program in seven schools making our curriculum available to over 2,000 students every year through their physical education programs; we have implemented The First Tee DRIVE program at three Boys & Girls Clubs and one YMCA location; and we have a program for young people in the juvenile justice system that offers instruction and a new set of golf clubs to 20 students who attend each session.
Target demographics: any child 6 - 18 years old
Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,440 kids
Geographic areas served: the State of Idaho
Programs: The First Tee Life Skills Experience; The First Tee National School program; The First Tee DRIVE Program; School Outreach; and The First Tee Second Chance Program for juveniles in the Canyon County Juvenile Justice System.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 04-3801123
208-938-3411
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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband & I were thoroughly impressed with the First Tee program this past summer. It was our first experience with the program as our daughter had just turned 6 and wanted to try out the sport of golf. Not only did she acquire some basic skills for beginners, but she also came away with some wonderful life lessons. One of our favorite moments was when she learned that anyone can play golf - they simulated playing golf with one arm, standing on one foot, blindfolded, standing on the range ball baskets, and placing a ball under their shirts as if pregnant. The whole session was incredible, and we look forward to another session next summer!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This non-profit is such a blessing. My daughter has taken a summer course when she was 10 & just finish a summer camp at the age of 13. She had the best instruction and became confident in herself and her golf skills. I highly recommend having your son or daughter at least try one session. It could change their life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This past summer was our fist experience and it was fabulous! I had 3 of my kids in the golf program and they each had an individual positive experience. They even suggested we take their clubs to the park and hit the ball around! This was amazing, they wanted to practice the sport outside of practice time!! The coaches were organized, supportive, and knowledgeable. It was a wonderful experience, something we will defiantly participate in next summer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son is very pleased with the First Tee experience, as am I. The coaches and staff are friendly, personable and knowledgeable. This organization teaches more than golf - it teaches my son how to become a productive, ethical person. I would highly recommend First Tee as golf and life instructors.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This has been an amazing program for my son. He was tentative about learning golf but after a session in First Tee, he feels confident and really enjoys the challenge. The volunteers are knowledgeable and work well with the youth. This is a great program and I would highly recommend it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter learned the game of golf through First Tee. I cannot say enough about this program. Although she has only gone through lessons for two summers she has come so far! They not only helped her learn to play golf they also taught her many great life lessons. The program has done so much for her. They set her up with clubs, golf shoes, balls, etc. It is so nice to have a program that truly cares so much for it's players. It is obvious they want to see our youth succeed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son had expressed interest in golf. This program allowed him to learn about golf and core values. I especially appreciated the ability to rent the clubs for a year to keep the expenses reasonable. He enjoyed the experience and wants to continue with golf.

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Rating: 5 stars  

my Daughter injured her knee playing soccer two years ago after playing for six years it has been her only sport and life she is in High school has been struggling since having coaches take her seriously since they here knee injury . Her Friend was talking about golf and how much fun it was. My Daughter thought golf sounded great to try another sport but was going to be unable to try it because our limited income in today's struggles. but first tee gave her the opportunity through there great scholarship program now she is hooked and loves it. Thank you so much first tee of Idaho for giving her another sport and being such great role models and teachers. We all know important and how great sports are for our kids keeps them focused and healthy and out of trouble.

You are all Great !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love this program! My daughter was the recipient of financial assistance and the gift was greatly appreciated. This program helped foster her love for golf!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have son with special needs and 1st Tee of Idaho has been wonerdul in working with him.

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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