First Tee Brings Golf to the City of Lakes Summer Games
Game Changers Girls Clinic at the Legends Classic
First Tee – Minnesota Making News at the 2021 3M Open
PGA Tour Impact:
First Tee alum makes her mark on Minneapolis, on and off the course
My favorite question: Who goes and picks up your balls [on the range?] pic.twitter.com/Iu1kT2tRaC
— Chantel McCabe (@chantel_mccabe) July 20, 2021
First Tee – Minnesota Visits the 3M Open
Many thanks to Foley Company and our friends at the 3M Open for making the golf clinic at TPC a great experience for our kids. Two groups of children and mentors—one from Urban Ventures and the other from Heritage Youth Sports Foundation—made their way to the practice range to learn more about the game of golf from touring pros Quade Cummins and Austin Eckroat. With encouragement from Chantel McCabe, Quade and Austin—through their shot-making and drives—showed the kids what is possible with practice and a love of the game.
Soon after the clinic, John Thomas of the Timberwolves and Houston White gave passionate and inspiring talks to the children about the power of hard work, perseverance, and resilience.
FIRST TEE — MINNESOTA CONNECTS PGA TOUR PLAYERS AND GROUP OF DIVERSE TWIN CITIES YOUTH AT 3M OPEN JULY 20
Nonprofit program integrating life skills curriculum with golf instruction offers day of mentorship and PGA TOUR player-led golf clinic for 50 young participants
WHAT: First Tee — Minnesota, a youth development organization that teaches life skills and helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf, is partnering with the 3M Open and Foley Company to host a one-day golf skills clinic on Tuesday, July 20 at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine.
Through First Tee — Minnesota’ relationship with Urban Ventures and the Heritage Youth Sports Foundation, fifty students from South Minneapolis and North Minneapolis will attend the Open and participate in a golf clinic with one of the PGA TOUR players competing at the 3M Open.
Participants will also hear from two speakers: John Thomas, former NBA player from South Minneapolis and current Timberwolves VP of basketball development; and Houston White, North Minneapolis serial entrepreneur and community-builder. Participants will be provided with lunch and swag to remember the clinic, and then spend the afternoon in smaller groups on the course watching practice rounds.
First Tee – Minnesota: Revitalizing and Expanding First Tee’s Presence in Minnesota
Jim Triggs is appointed as the chapter’s first CEO
MINNEAPOLIS – MAY 14, 2020 – First Tee – Minnesota announced that Jim Triggs has been appointed CEO, effective April 19, 2021. Triggs will lead the revitalized organization and oversee all planning, programming and philanthropic efforts as the chapter will expand its reach and impact to all young people in the in the neighborhoods of the Twin Cities and communities throughout Minnesota.
Triggs joins First Tee following a successful career as a senior-level executive and entrepreneur in the technology sector and, more recently, in the nonprofit space as executive director of the Heritage Program at Saint John’s University. For the past 13 years, Triggs led a team at Saint John’s that collaborated with donors and other nonprofits from around the world that supported the Heritage Program.