The First Tee of Greater Seattle was formed in 2001 from a collaborative effort involving the Broadmoor Golf Club Foundation, The First Tee, the Board of Municipal Golf of Seattle and the City of Seattle. We became the 106th chapter of The First Tee on December 20, 2002. Our legal name is the Seattle Junior Golf Foundation, and we do business as The First Tee of Greater Seattle.
We began programming for 224 kids in 2003 at Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle and, in 2004, we expanded to Jackson Park Golf Course, with an enrollment of 505. In 2005, we formed a partnership with the City of Bellevue to include Crossroads Par 3 Golf Course, and served a total of 676 kids.
Our annual membership now includes more than 1,600 participants at 5 golf facilities, including our two most recent additions: Riverbend Golf Complex in Kent and Willows Run Golf Complex in Redmond. We also serve nearly 70,000 students through Life Skills programs offered in public school physical education classes through The First Tee's National Schools Program.