The Rockford Park District and The First Tee of Greater Rockford work together to bring golf and invaluable core values to thousands of 5- to 18-year-olds in the area.

The outreach program of the District complements existing fee-based, instructional programs, camps, and clinics. Under the combined structure, the Rockford Park District fully adopted The First Tee of Greater Rockford program for its outreach and school initiatives, targeting thousands of children in various summer programs, community centers, partner organizations, and local schools.

The mission of the Rockford Park District is to “Help People Enjoy Life” by offering lifelong recreational opportunities for all. The First Tee is an internationally respected youth organization whose mission is to impact 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.