Welcome to The First Tee of Western New York

Our Mission

To encourage and inspire positive values and healthy choices in the next generation of Western New Yorkers through the experience of golf.

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Nine Core ValuesTM Honesty
Nine Core ValuesTM Integrity
Nine Core ValuesTM Sportsmanship
Nine Core ValuesTM Respect
Nine Core ValuesTM Confidence
Nine Core ValuesTM Responsibility
Nine Core ValuesTM Perseverance
Nine Core ValuesTM Courtesy
Nine Core ValuesTM Judgment

What’s new at The First Tee of Western New York

Gia Bolognese, 15, from The First Tee of WNY Attends National Life Skills & Leadership Academy

TFTWNY's Gia Bolognese reflects on her experience at The Life Skills & Leadership Academy.
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The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Awards The First Tee of Western New York with grant

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awards TFTWNY with a grant for program expansion.
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Welcome Dallas Taylor!

Buffalo State grad joins TFTWNY team through AmericaCorps program!
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150 supporters came out on March 30th to Flying Bison Brewing for out 1st Annual Putts & Pints fundraiser. We raised over $5,600 dollars to support our programs for children across the community.
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Watch our new informational video!

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Support Our Work In The Community!

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2014/15 United Way Donor Choice

The First Tee of Western New York is a 2014/2015 United Way of Buffalo & Erie Co. donor choice option!

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A Program that Works

Research Validates

In a past independent research study of The First Tee, 73% of young people at participating chapters reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically and 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

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Our Impact

The First Tee believes young people in our community are our future leaders. Our programs impact youth and expose them to core values like respect, integrity and perseverance.

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How We Help

One-third of young people say they lack adult role models. The First Tee provides quality youth programs that include adult mentors and safe places.

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