The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia has announced a $25,000 Platinum Sponsorship from the AMETEK Foundation, the charitable trust of AMETEK, Inc. headquartered in Berwyn.
The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, a youth development organization, introduces the game of golf and its inherent values to young people.
The organization currently serves over 20,000 youth participants at 17 golf facilities and 55 schools across the Delaware Valley. The organization relies on sponsorships and donors to help fund their programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
AMETEK’s sponsorship is part of its ongoing commitment to focus on its core values of ethics and integrity, respect for the individual, diversity, teamwork, social responsibility and sustainability – all of which are symbiotic with the First Tee. This sponsorship expands the reach of the AMETEK Foundation, which was created to enhance the positive contributions AMETEK colleagues make in their local communities around the world.
“We are honored to support the First Tee of Greater Philadelphia and their efforts in serving our local youth through the great game of golf,” says Ron Oscher, AMETEK Chief Administrative Officer. “Our colleagues are driven to make a positive impact, and our partnership with the First Tee is an important way to help improve our Philadelphia community.”
AMETEK’s grant will support the First Tee’s Outreach Program. In 2018, the First Tee conducted over 125 physical education class visits and field trips to one of their “green grass” facilities. Over 9,000 children within the Philadelphia school system were impacted by this important life-skills programming initiative. AMETEK’s grant will expand the reach of this program to an additional 3,600 children.
“The First Tee is grateful for the generous partnership with AMETEK,” commented Bill Hyndman, Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia. “Their continued support will directly aid in our efforts to serve youth participants throughout our Greater Philadelphia footprint.”
“Our vehicle is the game of golf, but our goal isn’t to teach kids to be phenomenal golfers,” Hyndman says. “We teach kids life skills: self-management, resiliency, goal-setting and interpersonal skills. We want to teach kids core values so they can be successful in life.”
About The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia
The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, the First Tee helps shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. And it’s making a difference. Good Golfers. Better People. Find out more at www.thefirstteephiladelphia.org.
AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5.0 billion. The AMETEK Growth Model integrates the Four Growth Strategies – Operational Excellence, New Product Development, Global and Market Expansion, and Strategic Acquisitions – with a disciplined focus on cash generation and capital deployment. AMETEK’s objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P 500.