EQUIPMENT DONATIONS- Clubs, Bags, Shoes, etc.

Drop off equipment at our facility during normal business hours. Please come in to the front desk and mention you have a donation and one of us will be glad to help unload the items.
Your equipment donations will help in one of 3 ways:
1- Equipment in current, up-to-date condition may be donated to a program participant.
2-*Sold during one of our “Rummage Sales”
(Please note, if an item is sold by us we cannot be held accountable for what the purchaser does with the equipment after the sale).
3-*Sold to a metal scrap facility.
*Monies from items sold in this manner are allocated for First Tee programs.
Please make sure to remove all address/name labels before donating equipment.


Brick Fundraising Program
You have the opportunity to purchase a brick paver around our driving range teeing mats. Pavers can be bought in honor of, in memorial of, or in recognition of any individual or to celebrate a milestone in one’s life. The bricks can be purchased for a tax deductible contribution for as little as fifty dollars. All monies raised will remain at the YMCA Par 3, Home of The First Tee of Lakeland. To purchase a brick, please fill out an order form at the front desk or email YMCA Par 3 Director, Gerald Richardson at Gerald.richardson @ymcawcf.org.

Individual Bricks
$50 – Brick with text only
$75 – Brick with text and art work

Corporate Bricks
$100 – Brick with text only
$125 – Brick with text and art work or custom logo

Please click here for a printable form

Monetary Donations

The First Tee of Lakeland is grateful for the support of local businesses, corporations, organizations, and individuals. Their donations allow us to move forward with the development of our facilities and programs. We are extremely grateful and appreciative for the support that we continue to receive, but there is still much to be accomplished. If you wish to support the continued success of the program, and would like to make a donation, please call Gerald Richardson, at 863-577-0236

Donations may also be mailed to:

YMCA Par 3, Home of The First Tee of Lakeland
1740 George Jenkins Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33815

When you support The First Tee of Lakeland

  • Area youth are supervised during after school hours
  • Area youth are taught life skills through golf
  • Area youth are not involved in juvenile crimes or high-risk behavior
  • Area youth are engaged in a healthy lifetime sport

The First Tee of Lakeland Applies your Donations to:

  • Scholarships for children in financial need
  • PGA/LPGA Instruction
  • Golf Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Golf Course Access
  • Range Balls
  • Life Skill Materials

Volunteers & Mentors
As local chapter of The First Tee, we rely heavily on volunteers to support our many programs and services for youth. Some of the volunteer opportunities include assisting coaches,data entry, fundraising, special events and Central Florida Junior golf Tour operations. The First Tee of Lakeland (TFTL) also seeks mentors. Mentors are very special people who donate their time to work one on one with the students. If you are interested in volunteering or mentoring for The First Tee of Lakeland, please contact Gerald Richardson, Director of Golf.
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