OK Foods Charity Classic Benefits The First Tee of Fort Smith
FORT SMITH, Ark. (May 24, 2016) –The 8th Annual OK Foods Charity Golf Classic benefiting the First Tee of Fort Smith was held on Monday, May 23 at Hardscrabble Country Club. Last year, the event raised $49,655.36, with all funds raised supporting the First Tee Fort Smith Endowment Fund. This year, the event raised $70,000.
“The First Tee is grateful to OK Foods for their work to raise the funds necessary for our organization to thrive now and into the future,” said First Tee Fort Smith Executive Director Kris Scott.
“We are proud to support the efforts of The First Tee to not only encourage children to learn the game of golf, but more importantly to learn the 9 core values of the First Tee Program of which honesty, integrity and respect are the building blocks,” said OK Foods president and CEO Trent Goins.
OK Foods raised money for The First Tee through tournament team entries, on and off-course sponsorships, and fun contests throughout the course, such as the Putting Contest and “Hit the Boat” Contest. The top three winning teams in each flight received prizes. To raise additional funds, OK Foods hosted a VIP Dinner the evening before the tournament at Cherokee Casino Roland. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, and presentation by The First Tee.
About The First Tee Fort Smith:
Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee of Fort Smith has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 15,000 participants and over 20,000 children through community outreach programs in Fort Smith and the surrounding areas. In 2016, the chapter expanded its service area beyond city limits to include additional counties such as Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Scott, LeFlore and Sequoyah County.
The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation and its Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chairman. Learn more at www.thefirstteefortsmith.org