Del Rio C.C. Foundation

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 board members are:


Victoria Gaffney – Oak Valley Community Bank


Vice President:

David Halvorson Jr. – American Chevrolet



Anthony Bonales – The Wonderful Company



Kyle Crawford – Granite Wealth Management



Randy Clark – TSM Insurance (Retired)



Sung Park – The West Experience Real Estate Group



Chris Peterson – AVAILABILITY Professional Staffing



Jeff Foster – Self Employed



Darin Jones – Pacific Southwest Container



Kirstie Boyett – State Theater of Modesto



Jessica Ringer – Jessica Ringer Designs


Director - Craig Julsgard - Retired Airline Pilot

Director - Virginia Canadas - E&J Gallo

Director - John Williams - Paramount Homes
Director - Justin Grover