One of the wonderful things about being a part of MMI is that we are able to see firsthand the difference our clients make in their communities.

Last Saturday night I had the privilege of attending the 4th Annual Evening Benefiting The First Tee. The Houston Golf Association (who also founded the annual Shell Houston Open) hosted the event at Morton’s Steakhouse Downtown with all the proceeds going towards The First Tee, an international organization that uses the game of golf as an outlet to teach young people confidence, perseverance and values that will help them succeed in sports and in life.

The night was filled with conversations about increasing the program’s awareness and with stories from First Tee students, Rebecca Hopple and Tezira Abe.

From left to right: First Tee Instructor Coordinator, Brian Ladet, First Tee members Rebecca Hopple and Tezira Abe, and HGA President and CEO, Steve Timms.
From left to right: First Tee Instructor Coordinator, Brian Ladet, First Tee members Rebecca Hopple and Tezira Abe, and HGA President and CEO, Steve Timms.

Both young ladies are recognized throughout the state as some of the best female golfers in their age group. Beyond the sport, they are involved in the community, scholarship recipients and have ambitious careers in front of them whether it’s on or off the golf course.

I think that is one of the things that is most amazing about the First Tee program. It doesn’t just create great golfers, it creates people who are truly inspirational in more ways than one. I cannot wait to see what the First Tee program has in store for the rest of 2010 and beyond!

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