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For the love of the GIVE: a 'hole in one' for The First Tee!
|Here at Simplicity, we've made it our mission to help everyone thrive in this new world of work. 'Everyone' includes not only our headquarters team, consultants, and clients, but our communities as well. Giving back is woven into our DNA - when our communities thrive, we all thrive - a rising tide lifts all boats, after all. Since our inception 15 years ago, we've given our time, energy and funding to amazing nonprofits like Bellevue Lifespring and Hopelink that help women and families receive food, care and compassion. |
This year, we were honored to participate in the first annual fundraising golf tournament, hosted by the Microsoft Marketing and Consumer Business (MCB). The proceeds from this event directly benefit The First Tee of Greater Seattle summer program, designed to give young people opportunities to learn life skills, core values, and healthy habits through the game of golf.
Through after school and in school programs, The First Tee helps shape young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance through educational programs. And as you can see in this video, it’s making a difference.
Learn more about The First Tee: Jefferson Park and Jackson Park serve as headquarters for The First Tee of Greater Seattle (along with 11 additional courses in Greater Seattle and Snohomish County), which has taught life skills and golf to more than 150,000 children since 2004.
- Diverse participants: 40% of participants are girls; 50% are non-Caucasian; and 60% of participants receive financial assistance from The First Tee
- Volunteers: The First Tee has trained and supported nearly 500 teaching professionals
- Equipment: The First Tee has repurposed more than 1,000 donated/used clubs annually for youth participants Outreach: Over 200 schools in King County teach golf and life skills through The First Tee of Greater Seattle PE Classes, reaching 100,000 students