Heidi Wills Sets Out On New Adventures

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It is with a great sense of gratitude that we express well wishes to Heidi Wills as she sets off on her next adventure. Heidi has faithfully served The First Tee of Greater Seattle over the last 15 years, first as a board member, then as Executive Director for nearly 13 years. While her time on staff is coming to an end, we know the foundation her leadership built will elevate the organization for years to come.

What sets Heidi apart is her commitment to seeing no limits. If it should be done, it can be done. Her optimism, vision, and tireless advocacy have helped The First Tee grow from serving 224 students to serving more than 1,800 young people at golf courses across our community each year. Under her leadership, The First Tee of Greater Seattle has also developed one of the largest school-based programs in the country, serving 100,000 kids annually right here in King County.

Heidi inspires those around her to think big, which sets a high bar for excellence. Nationally, The First Tee of Greater Seattle has consistently achieved ACE status, the highest ranking of performance within The First Tee’s network of 155 chapters. Locally, we were recognized by Seattle Business Magazine as a top youth development organization in Puget Sound.

Heidi has fueled a tangible passion and framework for effective impact at The First Tee of Greater Seattle and we are excited to see what lies ahead. Thank you, Heidi, for your leadership and selfless service to the organization and to the community.

We are hosting a celebratory send-off on Monday, September 18th from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Lakewood Seward Park Community Club. To RSVP, please email Shelby at Shelby@thefirstteeseattle.org.

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6 responses to “Heidi Wills Sets Out On New Adventures

  1. In addition to her many contributions to The First Tee of Greater Seattle, Heidi has also made a significant impact on the entire First Tee network. Heidi has taught classes, freely shared her vast knowledge and experience and mentored many “newbies.”

    Heidi – Best wishes in all of your future endeavors.

    1. Marc, that means a lot coming from you because you do the same; you give back to so many throughout our network as an instructor and a source of support and encouragement. Thank you for being a wonderful partner in the youth development business.

      It’s a bonus that your amazing son, Josh, has followed in your big footsteps. The youth of our community in Greater Seattle are the lucky beneficiaries of his desire to make a positive difference for young people.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Moghimis! I will miss your family too. I am a forever fan of The First Tee so I won’t be a stranger.

  2. Angela and Anthony Smith:

    The two of us will TRULY miss you and being another true heart and soul of the 1st Tee!

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