Raleigh, NC, February 07, 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 two new members have joined the organization’s programming staff. Doug Samson, senior program director, and Kara Fishburn, program coordinator, manage the growing responsibilities of developing, organizing, and executing the chapter’s programming activities. Together, they replace Brandon Baker, who was promoted to executive director of the organization in October 2013.
Samson graduated from Drake University and has since held various positions in sales, program management and project management. He has volunteered with The First Tee of the Triangle in various capacities for the past five years and received the chapter’s award for Volunteer of the Year in 2013.
Fishburn is a PGA apprentice who has vast experience with junior golfer and as a professional golfer at several private clubs. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
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“We are so pleased to have Doug and Kara join the team at The First Tee of the Triangle. Pat Nelli, director of development, and I have together assembled a group with the skill set, enthusiasm and great passion for the mission of The First Tee of the Triangle to impact young lives across the Triangle,” said Baker. “Kara and Doug will certainly excel in delivering The First Tee Life Skills Experience to 4,500 young people this year, as well as in leading other efforts to increase our growth and impact during years to come.”
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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.