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UPDATE: PROGRAMMING AT CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT LOCATIONS RETURNS MONDAY, JULY 6TH! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT SOUTH SHORE, JACKSON PARK, AND ROBERT A. BLACK.
FIRST TEE GREATER CHICAGO TO RESUME IN-PERSON YOUTH PROGRAMMING
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PROGRAMS AT COUNTRYSIDE, FOUNTAIN HILLS, HARBORSIDE, AND GLENWOODIE
(*ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS TO FOLLOW AS SCHEDULES ARE FINALIZED)
CHICAGO, IL (June 3, 2020) – First Tee Greater Chicago (FTGC) is pleased to announce that in-person programming will resume the week of Monday, June 15th at Countryside, Fountain Hills, Harborside, and Glenwoodie. Schedules can be reviewed on our registration page. Programs are available for youth ages 7-18 and focus on personal growth and building character through the game of golf. Additional programming locations will be made available as each respective location’s restrictions are lifted and schedules are finalized. Registration will now be by age as opposed to level.
FTGC will follow all recommended guidelines from the CDC, state and local officials and will implement additional policies and procedures to responsibly protect all participants, parents, volunteers, and staff. Safety precautions include:
- Reduced class sizes (8 participants)
- Required masks/face coverings for all First Tee Greater Chicago staff and participants
- Hand sanitizing stations
- Cleaning and disinfecting of equipment after each use
- Revised pick/up drop off procedures
- Recommendations to bring your own golf equipment when possible (loaner sets will be provided as needed)
A document outlining all our policies and procedures for our return to programming can be found by clicking here. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND ALL PARENTS READ THIS DOCUMENT.
“The health and safety of First Tee Greater Chicago’s participants, parents, staff and volunteers is always our top priority. We are very excited to welcome the kids back for in-person programming and continuing our mission to make a difference here in Chicago,” CEO, Lea Jesse.
FTGC’s reopening aligns with the Back2Golf playbook, a guide to the responsible return to golf and golf-related programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. First Tee headquarters joined the game’s leading organizations to collaborate and develop the framework which was reviewed by the CDC and medical experts. The golf industry has adopted a three-phase approach for golf’s careful reopening and continuation of programs that focus on prolonged social distancing and enhanced sanitization practices.
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Golf is unique from other sports because players learn values like honesty and responsibility by calling penalties on themselves and reporting their own score. The sport is a perfect platform for helping young people develop character because just like in life, players experience the highs and lows of the game.