Mike Quick Celebrity Raises Funds For John F. Byrne

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We hosted our fifth Mike Quick Celebrity Invitational at @unionleaguegolf and @jfbgolfclub! It was a great day on the course and we cannot thank all of our sponsors enough for their support in our mission to #BuildGameChangers. We raised over $150,000! A huge shoutout to @trugreen_lawn for joining us and presenting us with $80,000 for our future Outdoor Classroom at @jfbgolfclub!

First Tee is indebted to The Union League of Philadelphia, CEO Jeff McFadden, and the entire UL membership for their generous partnership in donating the Torresdale golf course so that First Tee can maximize tournament fundraising for the next five years.  UL was instrumental in First Tee’s effort to save the struggling John F. Byrne Golf Club, which was slated to close permanently on 10/31/19.  If not for UL, First Tee would have been unable to manage the course.   Funds from the tournament over the five year period will exceed $600,000 and will dramatically assist in efforts to rebuild the entire facility so that kids and the local community can maximize the use of this Northeast Philadelphia asset.  First Tee will rebuild the facility to make this new ‘Outdoor Classroom’ a venue where over 2,000 kids will be educated annually.  

The Mike Quick Celebrity Invitational is one of many vital events in helping support First Tee—Greater Philadelphia and all of our impactful programming. 

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