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
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