First Tee of Greater Wilmington gets $100,000 donation, cuts ribbon on new home


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A program designed to teach kids life skills and the game of golf has a new home thanks in part to this week’s big event in Wilmington.

Wells Fargo donated $100,000 to the First Tee of Greater Wilmington, as the organization cut the ribbon on its new practice facility at Wilmington Municipal Golf Course.

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First Tee of Greater Wilmington provides educational programs through the game of golf. It is the beneficiary of this week’s Wells Fargo Championship.

Even some PGA Tour players came to lead a golf skills clinic during the event.

First Tee has not had its own location until now. The three-hole loop and putting green mean the program no longer has to work its schedule around availability at other courses in town.

“We’re so excited we’ve been able to receive some help with that. and today is just a perfect day to unveil our practice facility,” First Tee of Greater Wilmington Executive Director Randy Hofer said.

The practice facility is a professionally designed course to help the kids learn the game better.