Just like that Super Bowl 53 has come and gone, the New England Patriots returned to the big game and took home the victory.
Sunday marked the close of the football season but it also marked the start of an important time for members and coaches of The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas.
The First Tee of NWA works to shape the lives of children and teens by introducing the game of golf to instill different life values.
The non-profit’s watch party ended up being one of biggest Super Bowl parties in the region.
Throughout the night attendees played games, walked away with Super Bowl rings from the live auction, and donated to support kids.
Events like this one help coaches transform kid’s lives and even send some of them on scholarships to their dream golf teams.
“We use golf to introduce those to the kids. They think they’re learning how to hold a club when really they’re learning how to do a proper handshake and things like that,” said Becca Godman, First Tee of Northwest Arkansas Development Associate.
“Once I found The First Tee I fell in love with golf, the coaches have always been there to help me to support me and I’m now getting a scholarship to go play golf so it’s really led me down that path of success,” said First Tee member, Ethan Loafman.
First Tee of Northwest Arkansas takes donations throughout the year, for more information, click here.