In early 2001,  a nonprofit, Del Rio C.C. Foundation, began an in-depth study of First Tee in connection with the City of Modesto. Then, in October of 2003, after planning and community networking, The First Tee Headquarters approved First Tee – Central Valley to be managed by the Del Rio C.C. Foundation non-profit organization.

Now,  First Tee – Central Valley has steady golf course access because of the continuing partnership with the City of Modesto. Through the collaborative efforts of county youth service organizations, First Tee – Central Valley offers outreach programming throughout Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Merced counties. Clinics are also held regularly in the cities of Modesto, Ceres, Atwater, and Merced.

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”.

Today, the D.R.C.C. Foundation Board meets frequently to administer, guide, and plan the future of First Tee – Central Valley. As an organization within the First Tee network, which has over 150 chapters worldwide.

Our current active board members are:

President:

Darin Jones – Pacific Southwest Container

 

 

Vice President:

Craig Julsgard – Retired Airline Pilot

 

 

Treasurer:

Javier Padilla – Flooring Liquidators

 

 

Director:

Victoria Gaffney – Oak Valley Community Bank

 

 

Director:

Randy Clark – TSM Insurance

 

 

Director:

Sung Park – The West Experience Real Estate Group

 

 

Director:

Charles Doll – Omega Pacific Insurance

 

 

Director:

Jeff Foster – Self Employed

 

 

Director:

Anthony Bonales – The Wonderful Company

 

 

Director:

Kyle Crawford – Granite Wealth Management

 

 

Director:

Kirstie Boyett – State Theater of Modesto

 

 

Director:

Jessica Ringer – Jessica Ringer Designs

 

 

Director:

David Halvorson Jr. – American Chevrolet

 

 

Secretary - Virginia Canadas - E&J Gallo

Director - John Williams - Paramount Homes