Local Teens from The First Tee of Hampton Roads make National Headlines

5 July 2011

Pebble Beach, CA, July 5 - 10, 2011  -  Elisa Trent, 18, from The First Tee of Hampton Roads has been awarded an exemption to play in Nature Valley - The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach on July 5  - 
10th. The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach will feature 78 Champions Tour players and 78 junior golfers ages 15 - 18 from The First Tee Chapters from around the country. Elisa will have the opportunity to
play Pebble Beach and Del Monte Golf Club during her time out at the Monterey Peninsula as well as rubbing elbows with many great PGA Players from the Champions Tour. James Ogletree, 13, will represent The First Tee of Hampton Roads at The First Tee 2011 Life Skills and Leadership Academy at Arizona State University, August 3 - 9, 2011. James is one of 96 participants representing 83 Chapters of The First Tee.

The mission of the First Tee of Hampton Roads is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy living choices through the game of golf. Comprised of three locations, our 55 - acre Virginia Beach facility includes a nine-hole course, driving range, putting green, short-game practice area and Learning Center/Clubhouse. Our 40 -acre Upshur Neck facility located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia includes a nine - hole golf course, driving range and short-game practice area. Our Lambert's Point program operates from the Lambert's Point Golf Course in downtown Norfolk. The First Tee of Hampton Roads is a location of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. For more information about The First Tee of Hampton Roads, please call (757) 563 - 8990 or visit www.thefirstteehr.org.

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is a nonprofit, community - based health and human services organization that serves over 205,000 children and families each year. More than 23% of those families receive financial assistance through the Open Doors program, helping them achieve their full potential in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA’s doors are open to people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes.