Ms. Russ’ introduction to Pro Kids | The First Tee San Diego was at last year’s Women’s Golf Tournament. She quickly became a believer in the program. As a teacher for 40 years, she is well aware of what young people need to succeed in the world. “Pro Kids Is assisting these kids in a unique way – engaging them in the game of golf which teaches them much needed life skills and self-confidence, helping them with their academics and college prep, and providing a safe place for them to spend time in a rough neighborhood,” she stated.
Jennie taught in the Chula Vista City Schools and has seen what can happen to young people that don’t have this level of support in their lives. She was impressed with the way in which the girls interacted with adults and their positive attitudes.
Jennie, a resident of University Heights, has been playing golf for 20 years. The Balboa Park Women’s Golf Club hasve 150 members and plays weekly at the Balboa Park Golf Course.