THE COUNTY'S FIRST TEE PROGRAM AND THE MGA CONTINUE THEIR SUPPORT FOR SBP
March 1, 2019
With spring right around the corner, it's time to get the sticks out for another golf season.
The Gray Bees got an early start to their spring season with the continued generous support of the First Tee of Essex County and the Metropolitan Golf Association.
Members of the First Tee organization spent a few days last week during physical education classes with our Middle and Prep Division students with some indoor training in Dalton Gymnasium. Coaches from the program were on hand to not only teach our students swing techniques, but they also concentrate on developing “Tee Nine Core Values” – honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgement.
The coaches from First Tee will spend three days a week through the spring with our 7th- and 8th-graders and give instruction four times a week to our Gray Bee Golf team. The practices will be at SBP and Weequahic Park Golf Course.
The Gray Bee golfers have also received support, for the second straight year, from the Gregory Boff Charitable Foundation through the Metropolitan Golf Association for equipment and other costs associated with keeping the game of golf viable to The Hive.
“I’m excited about the continued relationship we have with First Tee and the MGA,” said St. Benedict’s Athletic Director Tom Leahy. “This is a great opportunity not only for our golf team, but for any student who otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to golf if not for the support of these two programs. We are very grateful and hope to keep these relationships for years to come.”