Monday, April 1, 2013

Terrace Elementary Wins First Tee Grant

The Houston Golf Association and The First Tee of Greater Houston have awarded a $4,000 grant to Terrace Elementary.

The grant will cover equipment, curriculum and teacher training for The First Tee National School Program at Terrace, which will be delivered during regular Health Fitness classes.

Terrace Health Fitness instructor Michael Foster and fourth-graders Kaylee Terrell and Jonathan Watkins attended the First Tee Program-Champions Challenge, which was held March 23 in Humble as part of the run up to this weekend’s PGA Tour Shell Houston Open.

The Champions Challenge event was conducted at the Redstone course location. Spring Branch ISD joins many area school districts offering this program; Terrace Elementary is the 184th elementary school in the region to offer the program.

The First Tee curriculum introduces students to the game of golf and program’s Nine Core Values – honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment – and its so-called Nine Healthy Habits that include energy, play, safety, vision, mind, family, friends, school and community.

The First Tee Greater Houston chapter currently ranks No. 2 in a worldwide network of nearly 200 chapters. It reaches more than 90,000 youth annually through its in-school programs and its three green-grass facilities located in Humble, Hockley and Missouri City.

To learn more, please visit the First Tee web address:


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