Ways to Give

Your involvement can directly impact the kids we serve and the skills they develop in First Tee. Donate today and help give kids the tools that will last them a lifetime.

Financial Contributions

With continued support, First Tee – Orange County will teach even more young people life skills and help them acquire core values through the game of golf. Enabling them to be successful on and off the golf course, and ultimately to achieve their fullest potential.

With participant fees only covering less than half of our program costs and with the number of players we have on scholarship, we rely on the generosity of our community members to insure that our programs remain affordable and accessible to youth ages 4-18, who now have an opportunity to be exposed to the game of golf.

You can continue to make a difference today that can last a lifetime. Here are ways you can help:

  • $1,000 helps to underwrite one month of course fees, equipment, and healthy snacks for our players.
  • $500 underwrites one full year of golf and educational programming for one player in our program.
  • $120 underwrites one 9-week session of golf and educational programming for one player in our program.

Thank you for your support of the youth of First Tee – Orange County and for providing them with the tools and resources they need to be successful in life.

Our Tax ID number: 27-4581056

For more information on how you can support First Tee – Orange County, please call Wendy Cullen, Executive Director, 714-833-8221.

 

Donate clubs in person

Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? One of the ways that you can make this happen is by donating your unwanted golf clubs. A large percentage of our participants do not have their own set of clubs and rely on borrowing from our program. Through your generosity we are able to make sure that each player has their own club for each activity!

First Tee – Orange County is happy to accept golf club and golf bag donations at any of our 3 drop off locations: Dad Miller Golf Course (Anaheim), Islands Golf Center (Anaheim), and PGA Tour Superstore (Irvine). Please drop the equipment off with the staff of the facility any time during their business hours and let them know you would like it to go to First Tee.

If you would like a donation receipt, please contact Program Manager Jason Reddick, [email protected]

 

Donate clubs by shipping

Have an old set of golf clubs packed in the corner of your garage? Donating equipment is another way to help support our chapter. Convert your old, unwanted golf equipment into a cash donation!

With the 2nd Swing Club Donation Program you can put any of your old equipment to great use and make a huge impact. The value of your used clubs and equipment is sent to us as a cash donation.

Here are a few tips for making your equipment donation:

  • When completing the donation form, fill in our chapter name to ensure the donation is directed to us (there are 165+ chapters so this is important!).
  • If you have equipment to donate that you cannot find in the system, add it to your shipping box and make a note in the “notes” section of the donation form. You can also donate golf balls, apparel, golf bags, range finders, etc. 2nd Swing’s staff will process the items and contact you about their donation value.
  • When shipping your equipment to 2nd Swing, please print your FREE shipping labels and include a copy of your donation summary in each box. The donation summary can be printed directly from the website or from your email confirmation.
  • A donation receipt will be sent to you within 3-4 weeks of receiving the donation. Our chapter will receive your donation within a month.

Questions

Please call 2nd Swing’s Club Donation Account Manager at (612) 216-4152 or email [email protected].

 

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.

When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to First Tee – Orange County.

Please choose to support First Tee – Orange County!

 

Ralphs Community Rewards

Ralphs and  Kroger Family of Companies is committed to community engagement, positive social impact, and charitable giving at the national and local levels. Every community is unique, but our common goal is to partner with the neighborhoods we serve and help the people there live healthier lives.

One of the ways in which we do this is through our Ralphs Community Rewards program. This program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations, such as First Tee – Orange County, based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Ralphs and swipe your Shopper’s Card.

 

Food 4 Less Community Rewards

Food 4 Less Community Rewards Food 4 Less and  Kroger Family of Companies is committed to community engagement, positive social impact, and charitable giving at the national and local levels. Every community is unique, but our common goal is to partner with the neighborhoods we serve and help the people there live healthier lives. One of the ways in which we do this is through our Food 4 Less Community Rewards program.

This program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations, such as First Tee – Orange County, based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Ralphs and swipe your Shopper’s Card.

 

Charles Schwab Challenge Grant

The Charles Schwab Challenge Grant is happening right now at First Tee — Orange County. Our chapter’s ability to receive this match will be tied directly to your support!

Your donation will help us receive grant money and will help us reach thousands of more kids, like Belle.

“The First Tee has introduced me to life skills and guided me through character development that has prepared me for my current and future plans. I am very blessed to have the support of many through First Tee.” -First Tee alumna Belle Tan

 

Donate Gently Used and/or Logo-ed Golf Balls

For more details about fun golf ball donations, please contact our Program Manager, Jason Reddick at (714) 833-8221 or email [email protected].

Donate Snacks and Water

We welcome individually wrapped snacks and bottled water donations for our classes.  For more details about snacks and water donations, please contact our Program Manager, Jason Reddick at (714) 833-8221 or email [email protected].

Questions?

For more information on how you can support First Tee – Orange County, please contact Wendy Cullen, Executive Director at [email protected].