6th Annual Grit, Gratitude & You Breakfast ~~ November 7, 2017 ~~ 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. ~~ Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland OH  44113


Celebration of TFTC being named the 2017 S.T.R.I.V.E. Organization of the Year by the National Council of Youth Sports and AIG

The Del de Windt Leadership Award for Civic Engagement: James C. Boland, Honoree

Guest Speaker: Andre’ Thornton, former Cleveland Indians player & founder of The First Tee of Cleveland

The Doris A. Evans, M.D. Merit Scholarship awarded to Caitlyn McKee

Special Participant Perspectives Presentation

The First Tee of Cleveland is celebrating 17 years of positively impacting children in Northeast Ohio by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Last year, we served more than 800 participants and 22 elementary schools, plus collaborated with youth agencies. Independent research validates that our curriculum has a positive impact on grades, self-confidence, and social responsibility of our participants, ages 6-18.

Previously called our Thanksgiving Breakfast, the 2017 event is re-branded “Grit, Gratitude & You” (click to watch Andre’ and Pat on Lakeside Today) as a celebration to give gratitude to our parents, coaches, volunteers, Board Members, Ambassadors Committee members, donors and community partners for a year of participant success. Grit is the power of passion and perseverance.