The First Tee of Greater New Orleans announces partnership with Walmart, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United and partner brands

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The First Tee of Greater New Orleans Announces Partnership with Walmart, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United and Partner Brands

New Orleans, LA (Monday, June 11th, 2018) – Walmart, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United and its partner brands – Dr. Pepper, Gold Peak and Powerade – have teamed up to support The First Tee of Greater New Orleans and its out-of-school time programs that teach life skills, character education and healthy habits, through the game of golf.

Walmart and Coca-Cola have each been long-time supporters of The First Tee, both nationally and locally, and this partnership presents a new opportunity for the organizations to collaborate to positively impact the community.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United and its partner beverage brands will have in-store product displays at over 30 local Walmart stores throughout the month of June that feature information about The First Tee’s summer programs for youth ages 5-18. In addition to the promotion in the local Walmart stores, the beverage brands will make a financial contribution to benefit the non-profit First Tee chapter.

“This is a win-win for The First Tee,” said executive director, Chip Patterson. “Not only will we receive financial support from this program to help support our out-of-school time programs, the opportunity to promote our summer programs in Walmart stores across the region will help us recruit a lot of new youth to The First Tee. We’re extremely thankful to everyone at Walmart, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Gold Peak, and Powerade for this opportunity.”

The First Tee of Greater New Orleans currently impacts over 28,000 local youth through its afterschool programs at local golf facilities and outreach partnerships with local school and youth centers. To learn more about The First Tee’s week-long summer camps and Saturday programs, visit their website at www.thefirstteenola.org.

About The First Tee
The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org) is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in St. Augustine, Fla. at World Golf Village, home of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that promote character education and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 10 million participants and students in 50 states and international locations. Former President George Bush serves as honorary chairman. The Founding Partners of The First Tee are Augusta National Golf Club, the LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, and United States Golf Association.

About The First Tee of Greater New Orleans:
The mission of The First Tee of Greater New Orleans is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices, through the game of golf. The First Tee of Greater New Orleans serves youth ages 5 through 18 through after-school programs at twelve local golf course and park locations. Its outreach programs have been introduced at more than 50 local elementary schools and youth development agencies. The First Tee of Greater New Orleans currently impacts over 28,000 youth participants, teaching The First Tee’s Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits through its out-of-school time programs and outreach programs.

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