The First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin has launched First Tee at Home, an online resource for parents, kids and families featuring golf-themed activities, games and more. First Tee at Home is available on the First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin’s website at www.firstteesoutheastwisconsin.org/programs/first-tee-at-home/.
Many of the First Tee at Home activities focus on the First Tee’s life skills curriculum and concepts including the First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits. The activities are designed for kids to follow at home, without a need for golf-specific equipment. Activities and resources are also being shared on the First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). Over the next few weeks, First Tee at Home will be updated with even more activities and games that will help keep the minds and bodies of local kids active at home.
Participants are encouraged to share their accomplishments on social media by tagging @FirstTeeSEW and using the hashtag #GolfAtHome.
“The First Tee values are even more important right now and remain a key focus of the First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin’s outreach to children and their families during times of challenge and uncertainty,” said David Cohn, executive director at the First Tee of Southeast Wisconsin. “By reimagining the ways in which we connect with kids, we continue to work hard to share positive traits with young people through the game of golf. Whether shared virtually or in-person, these traits continue to teach our kids to become better people and help them live their healthiest, most fulfilling lives.”
First Tee at Home content is also being used to adapt the First Tee National School Program to a virtual learning environment. The First Tee National School Program helps students develop an appreciation for the positive personal and social values associated with golf. Through an introduction to golf, students engage in safe, fun lesson activities that lead to motor skill development while gaining an introduction to a lifelong recreation and health-enhancing activity. By sharing First Tee at Home resources with students, local elementary school physical teachers are offering new ways to keep their kids active and healthy at home.
“The First Tee of Southeastern Wisconsin has worked to continue to assist schools and students with high quality curriculum during this challenging time,” said Tim Mueller, physical education teacher at Erin School. I am very thankful to be able to partner with the First Tee and have their golf at home resources to share with my students. Providing at-home golf and fitness activities, as well as continuing to encourage my students to developing the Nine Core Values and the Nine Healthy Habits, has been a big blessing. The First Tee continues to prove to be an outstanding program with valuable resources and curriculum for all students.”
For more information about First Tee at Home, click here.