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The First Tee of Phoenix To Host Ninth Annual Splish Splash Golf Bash

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Water-soaked day will feature free golf, golf-related activities and free food and ice cream.

The First Tee of Phoenix will host the ninth annual Splish Splash Golf Bash at their South Mountain Facility on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Splish Splash Golf Bash, a fun-filled, water-soaked day complete with games, golf drills and challenges, slip-n-slides and other golf-related activities is open to the public and completely FREE of charge. Included in the days’ activities is an opportunity to play The First Tee of Phoenix’s Fazio-designed 9-hole, par-3 course. The Phoenix Fire Department will also pay a visit to speak to the attendees about fire/pool safety and allow all the participants to tour their fire truck. Those in attendance will also receive a free lunch courtesy of The Riteway Catering Company.

“Based on previous years, we expect more than 350 participants for this is a fun, relaxed day,” said Hugh Smith, Executive Director of The First Tee of Phoenix. “I would like to thank all of our sponsors who help make this event special for our youth.”

For more information or to RSVP for the event please call (602)305.7655 or visit www.thefirstteephoenix.org. The First Tee of Phoenix South Mountain Facility is located at 9510 S. 7th Street (across the street from Vistal Golf Club).

The First Tee of Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by The Thunderbirds for the purpose of providing affordable access to golf and golf learning facilities for young people in Maricopa County from all walks of life, particularly those who otherwise might not have an opportunity to play. The organization offers classes, special monthly family events and tournaments throughout the year. With 11 locations in the Valley – South Mountain, Desert Mirage, Papago, Longbow, Falcon Dunes, Lone Tree and now all City of Phoenix courses – The First Tee of Phoenix programming sites serve as a place for participants to learn valuable life skills and character lessons through creative activities and instructional programs that incorporate the fundamental teachings of golf. For more information on The First Tee of Phoenix call (602)305-7655, or log on to their website at www.thefirstteephoenix.org.

ABOUT THE THUNDERBIRDS
The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. Consisting of 55 “active” members and more than 250 “life” members, The Thunderbirds host the Waste Management Phoenix Open; the best-attended golf tournament in the world, which to date has raised nearly $80 million for Valley charities, including the First Tee of Phoenix. With its unmatched fan participation and rich history dating back more than 78 years, The Waste Management Phoenix Open has gained legendary status for being a unique stop on the PGA TOUR. For more information on The Thunderbirds or the Waste Management Phoenix Open, call 602.870.0163 or visit www.WMPhoenixOpen.com.