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Thanks to the First Tee of Omaha (Hogan's Junior Golf Heroes) for renewing your NAM membership!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Koepsell
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Our Mission

Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Helping Young People Grow – A Positive Youth Development Program!

Since it’s inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced over 7.6 million young people to the game of golf and its inherent values through their Life Skills Experience. Through programs taught at golf courses, elementary schools and military installations, the young people are developing character by focusing on Nine Core Values: Honesty,Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, Confidence, Courtesy, Sportsmanship, Responsibility and Judgment. Additionally, The First Tee is addressing the health and wellness of our young people. Through a collaborative effort among The First Tee, ANNIKA Foundation and Florida Hospital for Children, The First Tee’s Nine Healthy Habits were created. These healthy habits are a list of nine health and wellness topics presented as a part of The First Tee, formatted for easy understanding and learning by elementary-age students and chapter participants.


Meet Our Executive Director

Joel has been with The First Tee of Omaha since 2013. His background includes 7+ years in the professional golf arena and 10+ years in development and non-profit leadership roles. Joel is married to his wife Tracey. Their son Zachary plays multiple sports and is an active participant in The First Tee's programs.