NANCY TENNANT GOLF & LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
First Tee of Benton Harbor held its fifth Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy in July 2019. This is the only Golf & Leadership Academy in the Great Lakes Region. The academy highlights golf and leadership, while tying in First Tee’s Life Skills, Core Values and Healthy Habits. First Tee of Benton Harbor welcomes 16 First Tee participants from five different First Tee locations across the Midwest.
Participants in 2019 had the opportunity to play three fantastic golf courses; Harbor Shores, Signal Point & Notre Dame’s Burke Golf Course.
Participants experienced dorm living all week and had a fun-filled schedule. In addition to championship level golf, Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy participants had an opportunity to volunteer at the local YMCA, make a canvas painting project, tour Notre Dam, attend a South Bend Cubs game and participate in a healthy-habits cook-off at St. Joseph High School.
On the final day of the Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy, participants presented a leadership project involving real-life issues amongst First Tee chapters across the world.
With the great success of the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Nancy Tennant Golf & Leadership Academy, our chapter plans to continue hosting youth from the Great Lakes Region for years to come.