For the past two years TicketCity has been involved with the local non-profit organization, The First Tee of Greater Austin. This organization teaches youth in the local and surrounding Austin area life skills through the game of golf. This research based curriculum helps youth develop 9 core values: integrity, sportsmanship, courtesy, confidence, honesty, perseverance, judgement, responsibility, and respect. The First Tee of Greater Austin provides its services to over 1,500 children every school year through programs such as: No School Golf School, After School classes, summer camps, Home School classes, and Girls Golf.
Each year TicketCity pariticpates in The First Tee’s More Than a Game fundraising event. This event includes an gala Saturday evening and Captains Cup golf tournament on the following Monday. TicketCity has been able to assist The First Tee by providing fun games and prizes for participants during their Saturday evening event. This years event had Armadillo Racing, a wine toss, a marshmellow long drive, and a variety of other games. The favorite however, being last years Mechanical Bull, maybe they will bring it back for next year.
We had a great time this year playing the wine toss along side Curtis Thigpen and Houston Street as well as many golf ledgends Tom Kite, Bob Estes, Joe Ogilvie, Tom Jenkins, and J.L. Lewis. But that wasn’t all there were two Heisman trohpy winners: Chris Winkie and Ty Detmer Heisman and football coach Spike Dykes among the celebrities pariticpating in this years golf tournament and gala. Between the wonderful food, great auction items, and good company we couldn’t have asked for a better event to participate in.
Thanks to The First Tee for all of their hard work and we hope to keep working with you in the future!