2018 National School Program Champions Cup

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The First Tee National School Program, sponsored by The First Tee of Greater Charleston, introduces elementary students to the game of golf, The First Tee Nine Core Values™, and Nine Healthy Habits™ during physical education classes.  In Charleston and Berkeley counties, 12,643 students learned these golf and life skills in their physical education classes in 2017.  The 2018 National School Program Champions Cup, sponsored by the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation, took place on March 22nd at Wescott Golf Club.  The Champions Cup was developed as an additional opportunity to accompany the in-school curriculum implemented by the physical education teacher and provides students a fun, on-course learning opportunity.  Schools that participate in The First Tee’s National School Program are invited to compete for the team championship trophy and a new set of golf clubs for each team member.
Each school selects 4 boys and 4 girls in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade that are involved with the NSP Program during physical education or after-school programs.  This is a FREE event to the school and its students.   The First Tee provides all equipment, team tee shirts, lunch, and transportation.  With help from a teacher or chaperone, students compete as a team in golf, life skill, and STEM challenges.  Healthy lunch and an awards ceremony followed the competition to crown the team champion: Marrington Elementary; the Physical Educator of the Year: Kris Wilber of Mevers School of Excellence; and the participant of the year: Annabel from Pepperhill Elementary.
 If your school is interested in becoming a National School Program school in Charleston, Dorchester, or Berkeley county, please visit www.thefirstteegreatercharleston.org.

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