First Tee – Benton Harbor Golf Marathon
On Wednesday, September 30th, over 20 golfers came together locally and across the United States to play up to 100+ holes of golf in a day and in doing so raising money for the First Tee – Benton Harbor. Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club was the host course for this event. Point O’Woods Golf & Country Club, Lost Dunes Golf Club and Rivermont Country Club in Johns Creek, Georgia also hosted golfers.
Four golfers completed 100 holes or more and the leader of the day finished with 201 holes played! Each golfer had their own peer to peer fundraising page leading up to the event and was fundraising on behalf of First Tee – Benton Harbor. Golfers could solicit flat donations to their own individual fundraising pages, or per-hole pledges to be invoiced after the event was completed.
Golfers and volunteers braved rain, hail and 30+ MPH winds to grind out as many holes as possible.
Over $50,000 was raised on the day and counting!
With the great success of the inaugural First Tee – Benton Harbor Golf Marathon, we look forward to this event for years to come!
First Tee – Benton Harbor is a youth development organization positively impacting over 3,000 kids annually. They enable kids and teens to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges by seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills. First Tee provides active learning experiences that develop inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that kids can carry into everything they set out to accomplish. Experiences are their greatest teacher. They believe in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. With proven results, First Tee aims to help kids become better versions of themselves while enriching the communities around us.