Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? There are many ways you can support the mission of The First Tee and help us introduce the game of golf and its inherent values like honesty, respect, and confidence, to kids and teens.

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The First Tee of Raritan Valley is very grateful and appreciative of the great support that we continue to receive, but there is still much to be accomplished. Here is a photo from Baltusrol Golf Club with their recent donation of 6,000 golf balls to our chapter. Many private clubs and individuals donate golf clubs, golf shoes, golf balls, and other items that can be utilized by our students wishing to begin our program. If you would like to donate golf clubs, we accept sets of irons, metal drivers and fairway metals, putters, and wedges. If you wish to support the continued success of this program and would like to make a monetary donation, please click here.


Sponsor A Child

The First Tee of Raritan Valley is one of 204 chapters of The First Tee, a national organization widely recognized as delivering highly effective youth development programs. The First Tee provides young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing skills and values (Perseverance, Courtesy, Honesty, Judgment, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, and Responsibility), through golf and character education. The program is extremely disciplined, with detailed lesson plans truly balancing the development of golf skills with life and value lessons.

TFTRV delivers two nine-week sessions (Spring and Fall) at 6 local golf facilities. Children seven years of age through high school, from Middlesex, Somerset, Morris, Union, Hunterdon, and Warren counties are served by these programs. We do not turn anyone away based on ability to pay. Currently, about 28% of our students require financial assistance. Thatʼs why we’re reaching out and requesting that you assist with covering the cost to Sponsor a Child for one of the session(cost $100), an entire year(cost $175) or summer camp(cost $200).

Please view our “Poster” and download the “Sponsor a Child” form to begin sponsoring a child today. TFTRV is a 501C and all donations are Tax Deductible. Thank you for your support.

th_golf_ballsEquipment Donations

Due to technological changes and storage space, we are only accepting clubs that are no older than 6 years old!

Equipment donations are appreciated and are a great way to help this program succeed. Students in our program are in need of the following items: junior club sets, sets of irons, putters, wedges, metal drivers, fairway metals, stand bags, and golf balls. Equipment donations can be dropped off at the following location:

The First Tee of Raritan Valley
(Home Office – Located at The Learning Center @ Galloping Hill Golf Course)
1 Golf Drive
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

If you have any questions about a donation, please call Mark McCabe, Program Director at (908) 245-1120 or e-mail

TFTRV Patrons Club

We invite to help support The First Tee of Raritan Valley by becoming a member of our Patrons Club or by becoming a Program Sponsor. Help equip young people for the most important game of all — life!

Please download our brochure and be a part of making an impact on the lives of the kids that participate in The First Tee.

th_golf_girlWhy Give?

Your generous donation will help give a kid a chance to play one of life’s greatest games. As you know golf is a very expensive sport. Many of our participants come from low to middle-income families and cannot afford a set of golf clubs or golf bags. Please help give the gift of golf for one or more of our participants by donating your old clubs or golf equipment to our program. With our program recently expanding, we can use any and all equipment you could provide. Thank you for your generosity and support. Each year we provide financial assistance to approximately 28% of our students that come from less fortunate circumstances. We are currently hosting our “Sponsor a Child” program to help provide funding for less fortunate children. Please help sponsor a child in our program. For more information on sponsoring a child, please call Mark McCabe, Executive Director at (908) 245-1120. Thank you for your support!