“Golf is a game that is playable almost your entire life. There’s camaraderie, good storytelling, competitiveness and perhaps best of all there’s no referee. You call the rules on yourself. To start this process with younger people gives them the basics of what life is all about including values like honesty and integrity. It's very much about human nature out there.”

“My wife and I are contributing $500,000 to First Tee — Central Ohio and we invite you, as supporters of the game of golf to join us in matching that gift. Tod and his wife Betsy have launched the Founders Level gift platform, which is $25,000 and above, and we hope you will make a Founders Level contribution to help us reach our overall goal."

- John B. McCoy,

National Trustee of First Tee and Central Ohio Native
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We are inviting you to become a Founders Level donor. With a pledge to give at least $25,000, you will help expand our programming and continue to positively impact the lives of youth in central Ohio. The continued success of our organization cannot be made possible without the generous support of people like you. In addition to the feeling of fulfillment knowing they are helping the thousands of youth who are impacted by our program, our Founders Level supporters will receive the following benefits:

Benefits of Founders Level:

  • VIP access and recognition at events
  • Recognition in our First Tee Learning Center at Blacklick Woods Golf Course
  • Prominent listing in all event programs and on the First Tee of Central Ohio website
  • Celebration Dinner Invitation
  • Invitation to visit a programming event from a participant
Thanks to the generous gifts of the following friends of the First Tee of Central Ohio they have provided programming to thousands of children in our community. With their gifts, children will be given many opportunities to learn crucial life skills that will help them throughout their life. We are so grateful for all of their continued support!

Individual Founders Level donors:

  • John B. and Jane McCoy
  • Bob & Nancy Wibblesman
  • Tod and Betsy Ortlip
  • Jim and Amy Chapman
  • Ric and Marina Dillon
  • Jerry Jurgenson
  • Jerry Kakos
  • Mark and Deborah Thresher
  • John Easton
  • Bill & Nancy Boardman
Interested in learning more? Please contact Greg Wright, Executive Director, at [email protected].