The Carini Women’s Golf Tournament is being held at the Colina Park Golf Course in City Heights, Pro Kids | The First Tee San Diego headquarters, Sunday, December 3 from 11:30 AM PM to 5:00 PM. The tournament proceeds will go 100% to supporting the non-profit’s mission of providing a safe haven for underprivileged kids in the community, through the game of golf and a variety of character building, leadership and academic skill activities for kids age 7 to 17.
Pro Kids | The First Tee San Diego was founded by Ernie Wright, a former NFL Charger in 1994. The program is headquartered at the Colina Park Golf Course with a North County branch near the Oceanside Municipal Golf Course. Young people are recruited to Pro Kids | The First Tee to learn the game of golf, but in the process, receive academic assistance and are required to actively participate in the organization’s Academy. At the Academy, students must enroll for full-year increments, and commit to attending at least two days of after-school classes per week. The First Tee facility also gives the kids a safe haven to hang out after school in neighborhoods that can be dangerous.
“The Women’s Tournament is a fun and high profile event, which gives us another opportunity to introduce more people to the great work that is being done here. Everyday we are inspired by the growth we see in the children participating in our program,” said Andrew Holets, CEO of Pro Kids | The First Tee San Diego. “They are developing so much more than golf skills. Their grades are improving and their confidence is growing as they progress through the steps of the First Tee program.”
Carini Heating and Air Conditioning is the presenting sponsor for the Women’s Golf Tournament, and is underwriting a variety of expenses and helping to market the event to players and potential organization donors. Company CEO and Founder Gabriel Carini learned of the Pro Kids/The First Tee San Diego program while golfing in a tournament that had a number of First Tee kids participating. “I was so impressed with the maturity and talent of the kids I met from the program, and they really turned me into a supporter by the end of the tournament,” Carini said. “We love that the program stresses both life and academic skills, while using the game of golf to teach concepts such as patience, persistence, honesty and teamwork.” Mr. Carini also sits on the board of Pro Kids|The First Tee San Diego.
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