Arthur Blitz First Tee Mentor Outing 2018

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The Keepers have decided it would be appropriate to name this First Tee Mentor Outing in honor of the memory of our good friend Arthur Blitz.  To Arthur the community service aspect of The Keepers was paramount in his mind and his enthusiasm for this  particular event every year was resolute and infectious.  We cannot help but think fondly of his smiling face and grandfather hugs of the kids as we continue the tradition of the First Tee Mentor Outing in 2018.

Arthur with Arma in 2017….he had a special grandpa’s touch in relating to these kids.

In keeping with the our tradition, The Keepers will hold our annual First Tee Mentor Outing on Wednesday August 1st from 11 to 3 pm.  This is a fun day of “being a grandparent” to 36 wonderful kids from the Greater Washington DC First Tee Programs.  The kids age from 8 to 17 but all share two things in common-they love golf and know how to comport themselves in a golfing environment.

Over 35 kids and a dozen and a half volunteers and staff made the 2017 Outing a success

As we have in the past, we invite Keepers and All Woodmont Members to be a volunteer/mentor and help us put on this awesome event.

Last year when we raised over $2,000 to donate to the First Tee Programs of Greater Washington through the generosity of the Woodmont membership.  You can make a donation through your Woodmont account to sponsor a kid for this event for just $50.   The cost of this event is totally underwritten by The Keepers, so the full proceeds of these sponsorship donations will go to The First Tee Of Greater Washington.

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Woodmont Members can support The First Tee programs with a sponsorship donation by clicking below

Click to Sponsor a kid with a $50 donation to the First Tee of Greater Washington

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Our volunteers from across the Woodmont Spectrum made this day very special

Volunteer:

Keepers and Woodmont Members can participate as a volunteer/mentor by clicking below

Sign up to volunteer for the event
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The outing begins at 11 am with a series of clinics on the range and in the Sidney Harman Short Game area.  Woodmont Staff will run the clinics and all you have to do as a volunteer is be supportive and lend a mentoring hand when needed.  A picnic lunch with the kids from around 12:30 to 1:00 in front of the Golf Shop is then followed by some golf when we take them out for four holes of real mentor time on the course.  It all wraps up around 3:00 pm.

 

Some action shots from the 2017 First Tee Mentor Celebration

The clinics give the kids professional attention and instruction

 

From the mentors they get hands on advice and encouragement

 

Sharing a picnic lunch is special…you learn a whole lot about these kids backgrounds

 

Getting out for a few holes makes you realize how successful the First Tee is in teaching these kids personal skills that they will benefit from their entire lives

 

For the First Tee Kids this is what is is all about!

 

Come join us for the event…..you will be amazed what this First Tee Program does for these kids and what spending an afternoon with these refreshing young people will do for you.

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