In 2015, the Mentors Matter program celebrates its 10th year serving teens in greater Dayton. All kids, regardless of their background, need to develop certain assets to become confident, self-reliant adults. Mentors take the opportunity to develop relationships with young adults in the YMCA’s Teens In Action program, reinforcing the importance of time management, personal responsibility, strong work habits and having a positive outlook to help guide a teen’s future.
How do we do this? Through golf of course! Since 2011, The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley has teamed up with the YMCA to offer its youth-centered curriculum to help teens develop interpersonal skills, self-management skills, goal-setting and resiliency. Based upon the foundation of the Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits, The First Tee coaches integrate life lessons along with golf lessons for the teens to develop these skills through fun, seamless activities at the golf course, alongside their mentors.
We want you to get in on the fun! The Office Golf Open is an indoor, 18-hole putting competition hosted in the lobby of Kettering Tower held on Thursday, April 30 – 5:30pm.. With obstacles created from your typical office supplies, the event is fun and open to experienced pros and new golfers alike. How you decide to send your company team is up to you – but it works just like a regular golf event. Sign up your foursome and let the competition begin! You can host your own “qualifying” tournament at your office to determine who represents your organization, or determine your best team of four to send.
The format of the finals will be two best balls of four played on each hole. Since the event is right after work, encourage your office buddies to attend and cheer you on! A cash bar and appetizers will be available for a happy hour for competitors and spectators alike.
Championship Tee Times to be announced based on the field size.
Fabulous, of course! At the Championship, the top three foursomes of the day can choose their favorite prize – in order of how they finished – between:
4 Large Flat Screen TV’s!
4 Tickets to the ‘Memorial’ Tournament!
4 One-Year Memberships to the Dayton YMCA!
Last Place Prize: One FREE round of golf – at a local mini-golf course, of course! (So they can practice up for next years ‘Office Golf Open!)
Participating Companies: $500 – send a four-person office team to represent your company at the finals. Sign up online. For more information contact Amanda Zedrick the First Tee / Program Director at 937.387.8654.