(September 21, 2023) Yesterday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger met with youth participants and executive leadership of First Tee – Greater Pasadena (FTGP), a community-based program whose mission is to enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. October 24, 2023 will be FTGP’s annual invitational golf tournament at Brookside golf course presented by the Rose Bowl Operating Company. This tournament raises funds to provide life enhancing
values and teach golf to thousands of youths.
For more than 16 years, First Tee – Greater Pasadena has served thousands of members from cities and communities in their San Gabriel Valley service area. Within the structure of the youth program, members are introduced to core values and life-skills that are inherent in the game of golf. Its primary members aged 5-18 experience activity-based learning that seamlessly integrate the game of golf with a life skills curriculum that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do.
In addition, as a community service organization, First Tee – Greater Pasadena partners with programs including Special Olympics Southern California, Wounded Warrior Project, Latina Golfers Association, as well as other recreational youth programs such as Pasadena Police Acti9vies League, the Boys and Girls Club, and Pasadena’s Parks and Recreation. These partnerships have flourished over the years with many of these groups experiencing the game of golf for the first time and introduced to our program curriculum.
Supervisor Barger’s commitment, support, and advocacy for recreational and after-school programs that serve local communities has been paramount for programs like First Tee – Greater Pasadena’s and their success. Thank you, Supervisor Barger for your dedication to your communities, its members, and the programs that support them.
This meeting took place at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, home site of First Tee – Greater Pasadena.