Photo: Jordan Waters
Berthoud, CO (June 28, 2022) – Ascendant National Title, official title insurer of the PGA TOUR and Trustee of First Tee, is proud to announce it is hosting a First Tee Junior Clinic as part of The Ascendant presented by Blue, a Korn Ferry Tour event. The clinic will be held for participants from the First Tee — Green Valley Ranch and First Tee — Colorado Rocky Mountains. The packed afternoon of activity and inspiring presentations will take place at TPC Colorado, 2375 TPC Parkway in Berthoud on June 28, and will conclude with a $100,000 check presentation ceremony to First Tee and $50,000 to each of the local chapters.
Ascendant National Title is dedicated to supporting the local community and bolstering First Tee’s commitment to helping young people build their strength of character through golf. First Tee’s mission is to empower kids through a lifetime of new challenges and continuous personal growth, supporting more than 2.2 million kids and teens across its chapter network each year. Locally, First Tee — Green Valley Ranch and First Tee — Colorado Rocky Mountains offer programming in 10 Colorado counties, and partner with 30 golf courses and 48 schools across the state, reaching more than 11,000 youth annually.
“We at Ascendant National Title speak for all of our partners when we say we are honored to have the opportunity to host this clinic and get to work with an incredible foundation such as First Tee," said Anthony Knight, President and Managing Partner. "Each of the young people who participates today harbors something special, and this program is an excellent platform for that spark and drive. We are thrilled to be involved in this Korn Ferry Tour event and warmly welcome First Tee — Green Valley Ranch and First Tee — Rocky Mountains for this special day.”
In attendance will be 40 First Tee participants, ages 8-12, from two local Colorado First Tee chapters. They will participate in coach-guided putting, chipping, and driving activations when the event begins at 1:30 p.m. MT, followed by refreshments and presentations by Ryan Tahara, Director, Tournament Business & Sponsor Relations, Korn Ferry Tour at PGA TOUR and Ascendant National Title Colorado President Wendi Milinkov on what it means to be a game changer at 2:45 p.m.
“We’re grateful for this generous donation from one of our amazing partners, Ascendant National Title,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin. “These funds will help local youth explore their passion for golf, learn lifelong skills, and develop meaningful connections with fellow First Tee participants. We are very appreciative of Ascendant's commitment to giving back, which is a mission we share at the Korn Ferry Tour."
Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Taylor Montgomery, a top player on the Korn Ferry Tour, followed by a Q&A at 3 p.m. before checks are presented to First Tee and its local chapters at 3:15 p.m. Participants will also be eligible to receive a logo shirt, hat, bag and more, courtesy of Ascendant National Title.
"We are thankful for partners like Ascendant National Title who share our values and support our mission of empowering young people through golf," said Cathy Wagner, Vice President of Advancement at First Tee. "First Tee — Green Valley Ranch and First Tee — Colorado Rocky Mountain are providing meaningful programs that help youth discover their full potential, and this support will have a lasting impact as we work to further our mission in the community."