The annual First Tee of Tucson golf outing was held on Oct. 9 at the Mountain View Golf Course in SaddleBrooke this year. The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through afterschool and in-school programs, they help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through the game of golf.
The event this year featured a putting contest organized by Phil Gray and a 9-hole outing on the golf course. Thirty-four boys and girls from 8 to 15 years old participated and were driven around the course by SaddleBrooke volunteer residents. They enjoyed a pizza party after golf.
Vicky Gonzalez, the participant and volunteer service director for the First Tee, partnered with Tim Benjamin of the Mountain View/Preserve Men’s Golf Association (MPMGA) to organize the event. Greg Bonus also helped with event set-up and used equipment/golf ball donation.
The MPMGA sponsors the event every year and this year was able to donate $1,200 to the group. The Mountain View/Preserve Women’s Golf Association also donated $500.