First Tee teen realizes dream of playing alongside PGA TOUR player Jason Day
Kobe Narcisse’s grand-prize winning essay earned him the opportunity through Wells Fargo and First Tee’s Succeeding Together Contest
Charlotte, NC – Kobe Narcisse of First Tee of Greater New Orleans played with 12-time PGA TOUR winner and defending Wells Fargo Championship winner, Jason Day, during the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am today at Quail Hallow Club.
Fourteen-year-old Narcisse, who has a 1.4 handicap index, earned the opportunity to select any PGA TOUR player in the Pro-Am field after impressing a national panel of judges in the Wells Fargo and First Tee’s Succeeding Together essay contest.
Last month, Thomas Jefferson High School freshman Kobe Narcisse was announced as the winner of a nationwide essay contest with The First Tee and Wells Fargo. Tuesday night, Narcisse decided on his prize.
In his grand-prize winning essay, Narcisse reflected on the confidence he’s learned and gained through participation in First Tee, a youth development program that uses the game of golf to help young people build character. Narcisse had the opportunity to test that very confidence today as he teed up alongside one of the greatest players in the world.
“It was a great experience today,” said Kobe. “A dream of mine.”
“I’ve met a lot of First Tee kids before, but to be able to play with one was exciting,” said Day. “We had a lot of fun out there.”
About The First Tee
The First Tee of Greater New Orleans (www.thefirstteenola.org) is a nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its beginning in 1997, First Tee has expanded to reach millions of young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving locations. Its headquarters are in St. Augustine, Florida, USA, with programs in all 50 United States and select international locations.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,700 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 32 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 262,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
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