In addition to our Life Skills Experience Classes for ages 4-18, The First Tee of Delaware holds special events to provide our
community ways to learn about us and to become part of the First Tee of Delaware family.

We also strive to integrate The First Tee Nine Core Values in all we do.





The Juliana Family, along with Eric MacCluen and the Applecross Golf Academy are holding two events to honor the memory of Alivia “Liv” Rae Juliana.
Please read through the following information and see if you can get involved with one or both events.




Monday, August 3rd, 2020 – Dawn to Dusk or Done!
Applecross Country Club – 170 Zynn Road, Downingtown, PA 19335

Each participant will golf as many holes as they can. Their family, friends and contacts can pledge $1 or more per hole golfed. To participate, get started or to donate, create and account on the website. Instructions are listed below.

To register from your smartphone (easiest way), text: LivGolfMarathon to 76278

To register from your computer, visit:

This will take you to the homepage of the event.

Scroll down to the “To Get Started . . . REGISTER & CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT” button. This will create your own personal account. Once signed in, scroll down to the “Pledge Per Holes Golfed, PURCHASE HERE” Button. From here you can make your pledges and finalize your purchases. You can estimate the number of Holes being Golfed and put that in the “Quantity” area and it will automatically calculate the amount due. (At a later time, you can always go back and Pledge again, (just remember your username and password. If signing up via Text, your smartphone will remember your sign-in information). There is an “Additional Information” Box that will ask people to put the name of the Marathon Participant that they are making the Pledges for. (That is a required field – if you do not know – please write Anonymous). Once all of your items are in your “Cart,” proceed to check-out at this time and your credit card will be charged.

If you do not want to create an account and sign into the system, but would like to make a direct donation, click on the “Donate Now” button/options and check out instantly.

For technical questions on the website or how to register or make purchases, please contact Leslie McGuigan at



Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
8:00 am Registration  –  9:30 Start – $125 per Golfer
Applecross Golf Course – 170 Zynn Road, Downingtown, PA 19335

This event will offer a full round of Golf with Cart, Continental Breakfast, On-course Refreshments and a Casual Lunch Post Golf.

Individual Golfers and Foursomes are welcome. Other items are available for purchase; Ads for the Homepage of the website, Liv2bekind T-shirts and Direct Donations.

To register from your smartphone (easiest way), text: Liv2bekindGolfO to 76278

To register from your computer, visit:

This link will take you to the homepage of the event.

Scroll down to the “To Get Started . . . REGISTER & CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT” button. This will create your own personal account.

Once signed in, scroll down to the “Golf, Donate & Other Items, MAKE PURCHASE HERE.” This will guide you to sign-up as an Individual Golfer, or Foursome and be able to make Additional Purchases for Other Items Available.

After all of your items are in your “Cart” continue to check-out and finish your purchase at this time. Your credit card will be charged immediately. You can certainly go back into the website at another time and make additional purchases. (Just remember your username and password. If you are signing up via Text, your smartphone will remember your sign-in information)

If you do not want to create an account and sign into the system, but still want to make a direct donation, you can just click on the “Donate Now” button/options and check out instantly.

For technical questions on the website or how to register or make purchases, please contact Leslie McGuigan at


For more detailed information about the Golf Outing, please contact Joe Juliana or at 610-517-3628






thE FIRST TEe of DelawarE

2020 Annual Mayor’s Cup

Please click on the following link from your computer to sign up for this event.

You can also text: TFTDEMayorsCup to 76278 to register from your phone.

All Sponsorship Levels are available as well as Individual Golfer Registrations and Direct Donations through this online platform. 

Please visit the “Tickets” tab after you are registered for all of the detailed information on Sponsorship Levels. 

Items for our Silent Auction can also be donated through this new site.

If you are NOT comfortable with the online process, please contact one of our staff or committee members and we will be more than happy to get you registered or process your information manually. Click on the link to download the PRINTABLE FORMS & INFORMATION.



For more information, please reach out to any of our staff members. We are here to help.

First Tee Delaware Staff:
Bob Norris, Executive Director: 

Charma Bell, Program Director:  
Leslie McGuigan, Interim Business Manager:

Committee Co-chairs:
Tom Quinn, Mayor’s Cup Co-chair:

Joe McNesbay, Mayor’s Cup Co-chair:

Social Distancing Guidelines

As we are eagerly awaiting to get our programming started the week of July 27th, please review these Social Distancing Guidelines with your participants, friends and family members.

At The First Tee of Delaware, we will be implementing all of these Guidelines as it will be necessary to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Please know that our Staff, Coaches and Volunteers, are in constant communication, along with the guidance from our Board of Directors and the First Tee National, in planning the appropriate time frame to re-start our programming.

Please check our website often for updates on all of our Events, Alerts and Programming. 

First Tee Friday 

In keeping with the theme of highlighting our Core Value of RESPECT this week, we would like to share activities our staff is involved with in the community and outside of the First Tee of Delaware Program. Quoting our coach Karen Hart, that RESPECT applies to the Admiration for others.” You will see how true this quote is when you continue to find out more about our respectful staff.

Executive Director, Bob Norris and his wife Debbie – have supported the donation of over 90 meals for Food First DE. The Food First Delaware project was founded by Javier Acuna, to provide meals to those in need during the coronavirus crisis while also helping keep some of his workers employed. Javier owns Santa Fe Mexican Grill, Pachamama Rotisserie Chicken and Mi Ranchito Mexican Food Mart in Newark, as well as Del Pez Mexican Gastropub and Savanna Salad Bowls & Sandwiches in Wilmington. The project allows people to purchase meals and grocery baskets for hospital workers, first responders and people in need. Those interested in donating can visit and choose between purchasing a single meal, a family-size meal for four, a bag of groceries or a boxed breakfast/lunch for 12 to 15 people.

Program Director, Charma Bell – working at Trader Joes, keeping the store clean and safe for people to get essential items needed. She makes it FUN with her coworkers, just as she does with the First Tee Family. Her wit and loving nature makes everyone around her feel at ease – always! Charma also volunteers for Meals-on-Wheels Delaware, delivering hot meals to those in need for over 15 years. She continues to do so through this pandemic practicing Social Distancing and good hygiene. She often takes along First Tee Delaware interns, participants and other volunteers to show the positive impact “Giving-back” has on those of all ages and of different socio-economic situations. To find our more, visit

Interim Business Manager, Leslie McGuigan – has been spending her early mornings and late nights sewing Face-Masks for Healthcare workers throughout the state. She teamed up with a Facebook group – Help for Healthcare Workers-Delaware – where over 2,270 members have sewn, delivered and provided materials to make over 20 thousand masks for about 150 facilities – 90 of which the request has been completely fulfilled. She also takes the time each month to bake a couple hundred cookies and/or brownies for lunch provided by her church at the Emmanuel Dining Room the 25th of each month. Emmanuel Dining Room helps alleviate the immediate needs of Delaware’s hungry with nutritious meals served at no cost.

Please share what you have been doing to show RESPECT or applying any of our other CORE VALUES during this time. Email us your story or tag us in your social media post.
You may see them shared in future posts or on our website!,,

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

First Tee Thankful Thursday

Today we are focusing on the CORE VALUE of RESPECT. One of our long-time coaches, Karen Hart has taken time to be creative with our CORE VALUES and interpret how they apply during this pandemic. In her words,” RESPECT applies to the Admiration for others especially by Social distancing.”

To elaborate on this, we would like to share a beautiful touching video from Delawarean Ukee Washington, who currently anchors Eyewitness Evening News on CBS 3 in our tri-state area. His talent and dedication to our communities is evident in his video tribute, supporting Healthcare Workers, 1st Responders, and Residents of the Delaware Valley, on the front-lines fighting the COVID-19 crisis. Its message is meaningful, uplifting and demonstrates the First Tee Core Value of RESPECT and how it is being applied to help others in the communities where we live and work.

We, at the First Tee Delaware, are very THANKFUL for all Ukee has done for us –  and the rest of OUR FIRST TEE FAMILY, that have given us – in terms of their time as a volunteers and/or a community partners; parents registering their children to participate in our educational youth enrichment programs; and/or donations to help us make the game of golf available and accessible to any child regardless of economic standing and position in life. All this support guarantees that any child in Delaware and surrounding Maryland counties who want to participate in our programs can do so.

In the coming days and weeks, be sure to keep on top of First Tee of Delaware’s, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, emails by way of Constant Contact and our website, to see how our staff, board, coaches, participants, families and volunteers are doing their part outside of our program, to make our communities a safe place!

Work-Out Wednesday 

Ms. Julia Dambaugh, First Tee Delaware National School Program (NSP) and Physical Education Teacher at Holly Hall Elementary School in Cecil County, MD – shows us her PE at Home Program – Minute to Win it Challenge. The best part is she is using everyday objects found in your homes. Watch and exercise along then tag @First Tee Delaware in your AT-HOME Exercise videos on social media.

Spring into action with First Tee Friday

We would like to share a few resources that may be of interest to our participants and families. Some physical and educational links as well as a few virtual tours and healthy eating habits.

Visit the EVENTS and ALERTS pages frequently as we will post updates with important information as soon as it becomes available.

Don’t forget to tag @firstteedelaware in your posts that are relevant to our Core Values. We will share them with our First Tee Delaware families and followers.

First Tee National
Four Steps to Prepare our Youth for Challenging Situations

Courtesy of Candace Powell Kinard. Mother of two Alumni.
EduDreamer Consulting
Candace Powell Kinard, Owner, and Founder

Delaware Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tours

10 Things to Make the Most of Being at Home

31 Portable Snacks that are delicious and (mostly) healthy


This week’s Workout Wednesday is submitted by the wonderful Lydic family.

Both parents, Garrett and Leslie are Physical Education Teachers at Laurel Elementary School.  Also featured are their daughters, Hannah and Sarah, who are active members with our chapter.  Thank you and we are looking forward to persevering with this challenge!