Get Involved

Your involvement can directly impact the kids we serve and the skills they develop in First Tee. Get involved today and help give kids the tools that will last them a lifetime.


Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? There are many ways you can support the mission of the First Tee and help us introduce the game of golf and its inherent values like honesty, respect and confidence, to kids and teens.


  • To Help First Tee – Green Valley Ranch continue serving over 5,000 Denver area young people, ages 5-18, each year providing its renowned Life Skills curriculum
  • To Help us introduce students to golf and its inherent values during the fall through spring months, delivering programs to schools
  • To Help us keep fees low while delivering high quality programs
  • To Help us continue developing coaches, many of whom are PGA Professionals, through comprehensive training delivering the Life Skills curriculum
  • To Help us guide participants in seeking out Scholarship & Leadership opportunities
  • To Help us never turn away a participant who cannot pay
  • To Help us make a difference in the lives of our future
  • To Help your bottom line…your gift is tax deductible and qualifies for the Colorado Child Care Tax Credit!

The Colorado Open Golf Foundation and First Tee – Green Valley Ranch have served over 15,000 youth since 2005! All of the programs and opportunities we are able to offer to our participants are made possible by the generous contributions we receive.

Monetary Donations

The Colorado Open Golf Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. All gifts (both financial and in-kind) are tax deductible and very much appreciated! We have numerous opportunities for contributing to our success. Whether large or small, your contribution makes an impact on the lives of children in our area!   If you would like more information regarding partnering with or sponsoring the Colorado Open Golf Foundation and First Tee – Green Valley Ranch, please contact Kevin Laura, Chief Executive Officer at 303-486-8551 or [email protected]

Colorado Child Care Tax Credit

The Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit was established to encourage greater private support of Colorado child care programs, like those provided by the Colorado Open Golf Foundation. Because monetary contributions to our youth programs qualify for this tax credit, you may be able to decrease the after-tax cost of your gifts by more than 50 percent. The effect of the credit is that half of your donation to the Colorado Open Golf Foundation is offset by a reduction of your Colorado income taxes. You will still be able to claim your full contribution as a charitable deduction on your Federal and State income tax returns if you itemize deductions. Examples of the total impact on your taxes are show in the chart below. Always consult your tax advisor to determine how the credit will affect you personally. For more information, please contact Kevin Laura at 303.486.8551.