Raleigh, NC, April 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The First Tee of the Triangle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting 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, has announced that the organization has named four new members to its board of directors. Andy Bilodeau, Patrick Getzen, Nicky Peele and Mark Singleton will all work to ensure that The First Tee of the Triangle is providing participants with the best opportunities and highest degree of life skills instruction possible. The following details the background of each new board member.
- Andy Bilodeau is senior vice president of Wasserman Media Group, a global sports marketing agency headquartered in Los Angeles. He will use his extensive marketing and golf industry experience to help advance the organization’s goals. The Wasserman Foundation is a key supporter of The First Tee of the Triangle and the national First Tee.
- Patrick Getzen is vice president and chief actuary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), which is the title sponsor of The First Tee of the Triangle’s 10th anniversary gala in September. BCBSNC has consistently supported The First Tee of the Triangle’s mission and focus on helping young people lead healthy, active lifestyles. Getzen's wife is a volunteer with the organization and he also plans to be involved with program delivery.
- Nicky Peele is vice president at ALPHA Marketing of Raleigh. She is a trained volunteer with The First Tee of the Triangle who has personally experienced the curriculum and the impact of the programming on young lives. Peele will assist the organization in growing brand awareness and presence in the community.
- Mark Singleton is a financial executive with Lenovo in Raleigh. Lenovo is already an avid supporter of The First Tee of the Triangle and Singleton’s efforts will continue to strengthen the company’s relationship with the chapter. His financial and business expertise will help manage resources and market programming efforts in our community.
"These four new board members bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise and commitment to The First Tee of the Triangle. They will assist us as we continue to grow mission awareness and programming enrollment, while effectively managing the business and operations of a thriving nonprofit,” said Bob Hatley, board president of The First Tee of the Triangle. “They and their organizations have been critical to the growth of The First Tee of the Triangle in our community and the impact of our programming on young lives. We are pleased to welcome this outstanding group to our team."
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About The First Tee of the Triangle:
Established in 2004, The First Tee of the Triangle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of young people in the area by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Offering programs specifically designed for young people ages 6 to 18 in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas of North Carolina, the organization has worked with approximately 15,000 young people in the area. With nine partnering facilities in the area, The First Tee of the Triangle delivers The First Tee Life Skills Experience™ to area youth who might not otherwise be exposed to the character values of the game. For more information, visit The First Tee of The Triangle’s website.