In early 2001, the nonprofit Del Rio C.C. Foundation began extensive study of The First Tee in association with the City of Modesto. In October of 2003 after two years of planning and community networking, First Tee of Central Valley was approved by First Tee Headquarters and now was to be administered by the Del Rio C.C. Foundation non-profit organization.
In partnership with the City of Modesto, First Tee – Central Valley gained steady golf course access. Through the collaborative efforts of many other county youth service organizations, First Tee – Central Valley now offers outreach programming each year at DRIVE site throughout Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mariposa and Merced counties. Regularly scheduled clinics are now held in Modesto, Ceres, Atwater and Merced, The City of Modesto golf course, Municipal Golf Course in is managed by First Tee of Central Valley year round.
The mission of Del Rio CC Foundation d.b.a First Tee – Central Valley:
“To positively impact the lives of Central Valley area youth by providing educational programs that ensure character development, healthy choices and the mastery of life skills through the instruction in the game of golf”.
The D.R.C.C. Foundation Board meets frequently to administer, guide, and plan for the future of First Tee – Central Valley as organization within First Tee network of over 150 chapters worldwide.
Our current active board members are: