The First Tee of Eastern Michigan receives donation from MCDC

From left, MCDC Underwriter Duane Hummel; Executive Director Diane Wojciechowski and MCDC President Mark Williams. Photo provided

From left, MCDC Underwriter Duane Hummel; Executive Director Diane Wojciechowski and MCDC President Mark Williams. Photo provided

BURTON – The First Tee of Eastern Michigan is excited to announce a donation of $470 from Michigan Certified Development Corporation (MCDC) on behalf of their employees was recently received.

“We are very grateful to the Michigan Certified Development Corporation for their generous employee donation. These funds help us provide scholarships and equipment to students here locally and it also helps pay for coach training”, said Diane Wojciechowski, Executive Director for The First Tee of Eastern Michigan.

The First Tee of Eastern Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose 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. The First Tee offers programs from Certified Instructors that teach the fundamentals of the game of golf. Fun activities are included in each lesson plan to teach proper technique and rules and etiquette while emphasizing the Life Skills, Core Values and Healthy Habits of The First Tee, values that are all inherent to the game of golf.

“The First Tee Life Skills Experience is one of the unique features that differentiate The First Tee from other youth enrichment and junior golf programs” said Diane Wojciechowski, Executive Director of The First Tee of Eastern Michigan. “It helps young people develop character by focusing on our Nine Core Values (honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment). These values are continually woven into the daily golf instruction. As participants work on different golf skills through practice and playing golf, they discover how skills essential to success on the golf course can help them flourish and succeed in life” added Wojciechowski.

Details: Visit www.thefirstteeeasternmichigan.org or call Wojciechowski at 810-249-7060. — G.G.