To Friends of First Tee Greater Miami Valley:

We want to thank you for your continued support of our organization’s mission to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf. For the past 15 years, we couldn’t have impacted the countless number of lives in our community without the help of our dedicated donors, coaches, volunteers and parents. 

It is with sincere regret to inform you the First Tee Headquarters has decided to not renew our chapter’s license, effective October 31, 2020. We are deeply saddened by this news and offer our condolences to all of the youth who this may impact. 

As a board, we have decided to continue to operate as a 501(c)3 but without the First Tee Greater Miami Valley designation in hopes of continuing to serve youth in our community. We believe adversity represents opportunity and utilizing the values we have taught to youth over 15 years will help us find new and exciting ways to continue to impact young people.

In conclusion, we greatly appreciate your support of First Tee Greater Miami Valley for the past 15 years. Please look for more information from us in the coming weeks with updates on how we plan to move forward. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Tom Laine, First Tee Greater Miami Valley Board Chair, at


First Tee Greater Miami Valley Board of Directors