Raleigh, NC, September 17, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The First Tee of the Triangle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of young people through the game of golf, has announced that Ace participant, Quinn Riley, will represent the chapter at the upcoming 2015 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in California. Riley follows in the footsteps of fellow chapter standouts Kaleb Lester, Amanda Levy, and Jonathan Paulson as the fourth consecutive participant selected for this once in a lifetime experience.
Riley was selected by a national panel of judges, evaluated on his playing ability and comprehension of the life skills and character education learned through his involvement with The First Tee. Riley will join 80 other participants from The First Tee chapters across the country for the unique event in which juniors will be teamed with 81 Champions Tour players and 162 amateurs as they compete for the pro-junior title at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course. Play will be conducted on these courses on Friday and Saturday, and the final round will be played at Pebble Beach on Sunday.
“This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I can’t wait to play in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach,” says Riley. “I’m excited to share this experience with my family and friends and represent my chapter.”
The high school sophomore maintains a 4.4 GPA at NC State STEM Early College High School and is a member of both his varsity golf and swim team. Riley has been a participant of The First Tee of the Triangle since 2008 and continues to give back by serving as a volunteer junior coach at the chapter’s North Ridge program location for both the PLAYer and Par level classes.
“We are thrilled that Quinn was selected to play in the Nature Valley First Tee Pebble Beach Open,” says Brandon Baker, The First Tee of the Triangle, President and Executive Director. “Quinn’s dedication to the chapter and the game of golf continues to shine through as he excels through our program as both a participant and a junior coach.”
The official Champions Tour event will be held September 25-27 and televised internationally on Golf Channel. For more information on the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open, visit http://www.thefirstteeopen.com/.
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 5 to 18 in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas of North Carolina, the organization has worked with nearly 20,000 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 www.thefirstteetriangle.org.