Honoring Chip’s Legacy

In 2020 we said goodbye to one of our most dedicated volunteer leaders, Chip Trefry. While he will be missed by many, he will never be forgotten. His dedication to First Tee – North Florida stemmed from his passion for the game of golf and willingness to help others. The Trefry family motto is “Leave it better than you found it.” and that is certainly what Chip did for the First Tee. Thousands of children pass through First Tee – North Florida programs each year and learn the joyful game of golf, but more importantly build their character foundation with core values, life skills, and healthy habits that will guide them for the rest of their life.

To honor Chip’s Legacy, First Tee – North Florida is creating the Earl “Chip” Trefry, Jr Scholarship. The $20,000 college scholarship will provide educational opportunities to participants who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence through First Tee – North Florida and will be a life-long ambassador to the game. As Mr. Trefry was, the recipients are identified as potential leaders in their community and have a strong character foundation. Our Goal of $200,000 will be initially funded through Legacy Gifts ($10,000+) and replenished annually through the Chip Trefry Memorial Golf Tournament.

We believe that all kids deserve the chance to grow in a supportive environment with mentors guiding them. First Tee – North Florida is dedicated to building programs that are as accessible, welcoming, and impactful as they are fun. Your contribution will help us make a difference in the lives of young people by providing opportunities to engage in meaningful experiences, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail, and better equipped for whatever comes their way.

 Can’t Attend? You can still participate in our Online Auction!            
 The auction will open Thursday, October 21st at 2:00pm and close on Monday, October 25th at 7:25pm. 

View Auction Here

Golf Tournament

Sunday – October 24, 2021

11:45am Registration

1:15pm Shotgun Start

18 holes – Scramble Format

Lunch & Drinks Included

Player Gifts, On Course Contest, Gross & Net Awards

Legacy Dinner

Monday – October 25, 2021

5:30pm – 6:30pm Cocktail Hour

6:30pm -9:00pm Dinner & Program

Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, Auction Included

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Brooke Smith with any questions.

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