Tee It Up for Charity Beneficiaries 2018

Jun 12, 2018

HYPE teams up with the Travelers Championship for an annual fundraising bash to raise money for charity! This event features live music by My Life Your Entertainment DJ, delicious food, an open bar, photo booth by Light Painting Portraits, an amazing silent auction, and an optional Drive, Chip, & Putt competition. In 2017, this event raised over $16,500 for charity! This year's event will benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, The First Tee Connecticut, and The Village for Families & Children. Learn more about these amazing organizations and how you can get involved below!

Junior Achievement (JA) focuses on making students financially responsible, prepared for the workforce and entrepreneurially savvy. JA provides a powerful learning experience for young people for two reasons:

  • JA programs are delivered by volunteers from business and the community, who work hand in hand with classroom teachers. These volunteers inspire the students through their real-world experience.
  • The curriculum consists of hands-on activities that allow the students to learn by doing. Designed by national experts in learning, activities are engaging, fun and comprehensive. All JA lessons correlate to the state curriculum standards.
While most of JA’s programs are provided to students during the school day as a part of regular classes, JA also has programs for after-school settings and sponsors conferences and other learning opportunities at local company sites and colleges and universities. JA is proud to reach thousands of young people in this region. But they need to reach more, and they can’t do so without your help. Please consider becoming a classroom volunteer – it’s easy, fun and fulfilling. You also can help by providing financial support, either through a donation or involvement in one of our special events. Click here for more information on getting involved.

first tee logoThe First Tee of Connecticut is reaching thousands of youth each year through a variety of ways including In-School and National School Programs, Group Lessons, Squads, On-Course Team Programs and Summer Camps. Along with golf instruction, The First Tee's Life Skills Curriculum focuses on nine core values (Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Courtesy, Judgment, Confidence, Responsibility and Perseverance) and nine healthy habits (Energy, Play, Safety, Vision, Mind, Family, Friends, School and Community) introducing young people to skills associated with positive youth development.

Recognizing that the game of golf embodies these core values, The First Tee of Connecticut believes that participating in programs will improve the lives of those who embrace the game’s traditions and values. The First Tee of Connecticut is an initiative of the Connecticut Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Connecticut Golf Foundation was created to expose golf to underprivileged youth who might not normally have access to the game. The driving force behind the Connecticut Golf Foundation’s creation in 1997 was the Connecticut State Golf Association (CSGA). Click here if you are looking to get more involved with this organization.

Village Logo_FuturaNewTag-Stacked-2017-CMYKThe Village for Families & Children was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, they continue to achieve their mission “to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children” by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.

Their 400 professional staff members include child psychologists, clinicians, social workers and parent educators. The Village operates out of their beautiful original campus at 1680 Albany Avenue in Hartford, the former Trolley Barn building at 331 Wethersfield Avenue, the former Shelter for Women at Gray Lodge at 105 Spring Street, their programs in several schools in the City of Hartford, and offices in other towns throughout Greater Hartford, including Manchester, Meriden, Middletown, and Bloomfield.

At The Village, they meet children, adults and families from all walks of life whose unique sets of challenges are best assessed, treated and supported through a holistic, individualized approach. The Village welcomes clients into their family, doing  whatever it takes to help them unlock their inner strength, grow healthy and stable, and develop the ability to overcome all that life throws at them. The Village is about lasting, sustainable change for individuals and families today, and communities tomorrow. Click here for more information on how to get involved.

Register for Tee it Up by noon on Tuesday, June 19th to receive pre-registration pricing and your electronic tickets. Walk-in pricing is $50 per person, regardless of membership status.


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