Participants Announced for the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge

Select veterans return to the challenge along with new hopefuls

NAPLES, Fla. – The Chubb Classic has invited young golfers from nine First Tee Chapters to participate in a three-day golf competition at the TwinEagles Club in Naples, Fla. during the Chubb Classic, February 9 – 14, 2016. On behalf of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, eighteen First Tee participants (two participants from each chapter) will travel to Naples from across the country to compete in the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge.

“I am really excited to have been chosen by The First Tee of Roanoke Valley to attend the Chubb Classic in Naples. Not only is it exciting to play with the PGA TOUR Champions players, but I also get to play with my best friend and teammate Kathryn Bowles” said Grace Huffman. “Naples, Florida is a beautiful place and much warmer than Lexington, Virginia in February!”

Each Chapter will represent one of the First Tee’s Nine Core Values at the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge; the Nine Core Values are honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

“After being in The First Tee of Naples/Collier for nine years, learning more about golf skills and the 9 Core Values, I am very excited to share my community with other First Tee participants”, said Kelly Newbrough, a Junior at Barron Collier High School.

For full bio’s on each First Tee participant please go to www.chubbclassic.com and click the Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge.

 

The First Tee of Naples/Collier

Kelly Newbrough                                                        Peter George

16 years old                                                                16 years old

Junior, Barron Collier High School                             Junior, Gulf Coast High School

 

The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia

Gabriella Anna Morganti                                             Kyle Spaulding Jr.

18 years old                                                                17 years old

Senior, Academy of Notre Dame                                Senior, Central High School

 

The First Tee of West Michigan

Andrew DeYoung                                                        Dominic Luciani

18 years old                                                                 14 years old

Senior, Kenowa Hills High School                               Freshman, East Grand Rapids High School

 

The First Tee of Chicago

Trevor Britton                                                              Abdel Raoul

16 years old                                                                 15 years old

Junior, Warren Township High School                        Freshman, Mount Carmel High School

 

The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas

Kendall Vermilion                                                       Ethan Loafman

17 years old                                                                 14 years old

Senior, Fayetteville High School                                  Freshman, Rogers High School

 

First Tee of Pittsburgh

Joseph Auth                                                                 Teddy Ritts

18 years old                                                                 15 years old

Senior, Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School          Sophomore, Woodland Hills High School

 

The First Tee of the Triangle

Ashley Kim                                                                 Clayson Good

16 years old                                                                 13 years old

Junior, Durham Academy                                            8th Grade, Githens Middle School

 

The First Tee of Roanoke Valley

Grace Huffman                                                           Kathryn Bowles

15 years old                                                                 17 years old

Sophomore, Rockbridge County High                         Senior, Rockbridge County High School

 

The First Tee of Atlanta

Najae Butler                                                                 Dario Ayala

16 years old                                                                 17 years old

Junior, Westlake High School                                      Senior, Alpharetta High School

The Chubb Classic will be hosted at TwinEagles Golf Club on February 9-15. This PGA TOUR Champions event has been held since 1988, and will feature 81 of the world’s best players battling for a $1.6 million purse.

For more information on tickets and events please visit www.chubbclassic.com or call the Tournament Office at 239.593.3900.