Favorite Cause - Valerie Murray
" I am a volunteer coach and supporter at the First Tee of Cleveland. The First Tee is a wonderful organization for children ages 6 thru 18 where learning valuable life skills are intertwined into learning golf skills.
The program has 9 core values that are introduced and instilled into each participating child. Many young people’s lives have been transformed through the confidence, discipline and support received from the coaches and volunteers in this program. Annually, The First Tee grants scholarships to support participants as they move on to higher education. No child is ever denied an opportunity to participate in the program based upon the family’s inability to pay. The skills learned go well beyond the classroom or golf course. And a bonus – the children learn a life-long sport in the process."