Happy Fall and Holiday Season — Parents, Guardians & Participants,

We are looking forward to planning our 2024 On-course sessions.  

Each session will run for FOUR consecutive weeks, weather permitting. Make-up class information will be provided if needed. 

Spring, Summer I, Summer II and Fall Session are being coordinated with our course locations as well as the availability of the many volunteer coaches that help make these programs possible.

Safety … FIRST … is critical in all we do. The First Tee – Delaware is fully focused on being proactive and anticipatory to provide a SAFE, supportive environment where our participants can learn. thrive and have fun.     

To get a head start on planning for 2024, here are some general preparation guidelines:

  • Have your child dress in comfortable clothes that are appropriate for the weather. 
  • PLEASE bring your water bottle/drink to class for your child(s). We want our participants to stay hydrated.
  • Unless you are contacted by your site’s lead coach, there is typically no dress code for our Sessions/Classes. We encourage our participants to be neat and comfortable. T-shirts or hats will be given to each participant, and we ask that they wear them to each class. If you are a returning participant, and already have a T-shirt that still fits, please wear that one to class. Our programs at Rehoboth Beach Country Club and Kings Creek may have a different dress code and participants registered at those locations will be properly informed.
  • Shoes – can just be sneakers or something comfortable. There will be running around, and exercise as part of each class.
  • If your child has golf clubs, please bring them along. If NOT, know that we provide the necessary clubs and balls and additional equipment if needed.  
  • If we are going to have a weather event or any other reason for postponements which will impact the class, we will post on our website’s ALERTS Page, https://www.firstteedelaware.org/alerts/ on our Social Media Platforms – Facebook & Twitter, the status no later than 1 hour before the start of your class. 
  • If your child must miss a session (life happens), it is ok. Please let your Lead Coach know. You can also email our Business Manager, Leslie McGuigan, [email protected] and she will notify your coach. We will work with you to the best of our ability, to find a makeup class. We have other opportunities for the child to join other classes at other courses.

Please visit our First Tee – Delaware Chapter’s website:  www.firstteedelaware.org  It is a valuable source of information as to what is going on in our chapter with Programs & Events, in addition to links to the National First Tee website: www.firsttee.org to help learn of other opportunities we can provide for your children.  

As with most non-profit organizations, we could not exist without our volunteers and the donations that we receive from our communities. Please visit our Events page often to see how you can help throughout the year. We ask that parents/guardians/family members volunteer their time OR help us secure Donations for a fundraising event during each year. This could be from yourself, friends and/or business or work contacts. 

If you have any questions, please contact Charma Bell, Program Director at [email protected], or at 302.593.2062, Scott Allen, Southern Delaware Coordinator at [email protected] or at 703-861-9818, or at or Leslie McGuigan at [email protected] or 302.290.1250, or call, text or email your coach with the information they provided you.  

Looking forward to seeing you all during our 2023 On-course Life Skills Sessions. 

All the best. 

Bob Norris
Executive Director, First Tee – Delaware
Location: 800 N. DuPont Rd, Wilmington DE 19807
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 419, Rockland DE 19732
Office – 302.384.8759 || Mobile – 302.584.0958
Email:  [email protected]

Other SupportAs a youth development organization, First Tee — Delaware relies on donations to keep the cost to participants affordable.  No child is ever turned away for inability to pay.  If you are interested in helping support this program, or work for a company that is interested please contact us.  You may also donate through the United Way donor choice program, our agency number is 12750.

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