Why donate to First Tee – Northwest Arkansas?

At First Tee – NWA our mission is to build a community of kids with character using the game of golf. We strive to reach as many kids as possible, including those in our under served communities, and offer an easy and affordable way for kids to experience the game of golf who might not otherwise get that opportunity. We are more than a golf facility, however, because we center all of our teaching and programming around nine core values that we are instilling in our youth so they have life long skills and values that they can take with them into the future.

Where does my donation go?

100% of the funds we raise at First Tee – NWA stay right here in our community and directly benefit the youth of Northwest Arkansas. Throughout the year we will run special campaigns and raise money for specific events, however we have two campaigns that we are needing donations for year-round. These campaigns are our Champions Society and EQUIP for Success.

What is EQUIP for Success?

Our EQUIP for Success campaign raises money to help ensure that we have the inventory needed to run our programming and offer clubs for kids that are interested in trying the game of golf but don’t have the equipment they need to do so. Anyone who uses our facility, or enrolls in our camps or life skills classes is able to borrow clubs to use. Because we offer this to our community, we are continually needing to expand and update our inventory to ensure we have quality clubs to use, multiple sizes of clubs to offer, and the ability to get clubs in the hands of as many youth as possible. Like we are able to equip youth with the clubs needed to participate in golf, our programming is also equipping today’s youth for success through life skills and core values. Donations to this campaign will allow us to purchase the clubs, balls, and other equipment needed to continue our character development through our camps and programming.

$35 donation = new set of irons
$45 donation = new woods
$175 donation = entire set of kids clubs


What is the Champions Society?

The Champions Society is comprised of generous donors whose financial contributions help us to ensure that no child will ever be denied our programming due to financial hardships or an inability to pay. We want our Life Skills, Core Values, and our Character Development curriculum to be accessible by all youth, from all walks of life, in the Northwest Arkansas community. Together we are #BuildingGameChangers

$25 – purchases supplies needed for monthly sessions
$50 – enrolls one child in a month of classes


How do I donate?

From our website, our donation platform can be reached by clicking on the orange Donate button. From your mobile device, you can text the word TEE to 26989. You will have the ability to choose which campaign you would like to designate your funds to, and there are multiple option of how to donate. We offer one time donations, monthly, or change round up donations. The round up option allows you to designate a debit/credit card and will ’round-up’ and purchases made on that card and donate the difference monthly.

We are able to do the great things we are doing thanks to the support of individuals, corporations, and other organizations who share the vision we have for the youth of Northwest Arkansas. the generosity of others is vital to our growth and success and we thank you for all of your support.