I want to thank all of you who attended last night’s “First Tee Friends Together” kickoff event (and shout out to those who couldn’t), and say that I’m excited to work with such a great group of people on behalf of raising resources for the 18,000+ kids in our programs. You can jump start the process by clicking here and sharing the link with friends, family and business associates.

Over the next several weeks we’ll be ramping up our efforts to let people know how their support is having an impact on kids like Shamar Knox, whom many of you heard and met last night. He’s just one example of the lives your support – and friendship with The First Tee – is having. When you realize what he’s already been through in his life (his book), and see how poised and confident he is at 11, you see The First Tee in living, breathing action.

Kate and I will soon be joining the online “donor wall” at the Emerald Level, and look forward to seeing Team Judgment at or near the top of the leaderboard throughout the campaign!

Tony Hazarian

Development Director

Foundation and Corporate Giving

UC Davis/UC Davis Health

2nd floor, Conference Center, UC Davis