Grant Helps Ferndale Get Golf in Elementary Schools
(Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 28, 2017)
Ferndale, MI – Students at Ferndale Elementary Schools will soon be learning to play golf as part of their physical education classes.
With thanks to the First Tee organization, the program was announced in the Oct. 27 e blast from the district:
“We are very excited to welcome a new partner into our Ferndale Family. Recently we were informed that Ferndale Upper and Lower Elementary received a generous grant from the First Tee program. This program will help us incorporate golf and leadership into our elementary physical education curriculum.
“As part of the grant, both schools will receive golf equipment and leadership curriculum. The program will help students develop an appreciation for the positive personal and social values associated with golf. The First Tee curriculum teaches students valuable life skills, including problem solving, managing time, and working well with others.
“Students will also have the opportunity to engage in safe, fun lesson activities that lead to motor skill development while attaining an introduction to golf.
“The First Tee program does a great job of integrating character education with basic golf instruction. We are very excited to have this program within our schools and look forward to the partnership,” said the announcement from Superintendent Dania Bazzi.
The mission of First Tee is “to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.” Learn more at https://thefirsttee.org/about/.