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The First Tee of Louisville Hosts Hall of Fame Golfer Nancy Lopez for annual Tales of the Tin Cup

Event to be held at Big Spring Golf Club on Thursday, February 25th

LOUISVILLE, KYFebruary 2nd, 2016The First Tee of Louisville, a youth development organization that introduces the game of golf and its values to young people, will welcome Hall-of-Fame golfer Nancy Lopez to Louisville to host the annual Tales of the Tin Cup event on Thursday, February 25th

The First Tee of Louisville seeks to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The event will be held at Big Spring Country Club and will feature dinner, a silent auction and an exclusive program and interview with Lopez, one of golf’s greatest women to play the sport. 

“The First Tee is an organization that has always been near and dear to my heart and Louisville has always been a great golf community,” said Lopez. “I’m excited and honored to participate in this wonderful evening for a deserving cause. I look forward to seeing everyone there on February 25th,” she said.

Lopez joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour in 1977 and won 48 LPGA events, including three major championships during her storied career.  Named “Golfer of the Decade” by GOLF Magazine, Lopez earned more than $5M in winnings on the course during her career.  She is currently a playing editor for Golf For Women magazine and the founder of Nancy Lopez Golf, a leading equipment and apparel company for female golfers.

The First Tee of Louisville was founded in February 2005 and has grown into a vibrant youth development organization reaching young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and other programming locations. The First Tee provides Golf Skills, Life Skills and Healthy Habits to its participants with a goal is to inspire as many young people as possible to live the Nine Core Values of The First Tee – Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, and Judgment.

Reservations for the event can be made by contacting D’Shawn Johnson at 502-772-9494 or via email at djohnson@thefirstteelouisville.org.

ABOUT THE FIRST TEE OF LOUISVILLE

Our Mission - To enrich the lives of young people in the Louisville Metropolitan area by providing unique programs and affordable facilities which promote character development and positive life skill through the game of golf. The First Tee is an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Through after school and in school programs, we help shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. Our research-proven programs are having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.  For more information, please visit: www.thefirstteelouisville.org.                                      

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