The First Tee® provides a unique experience for youth by providing life skills and character education through the game of golf. Since 1997, The First Tee® has reached millions of young people, having a positive impact on participants, their families and their communities.
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On golf courses, in elementary schools and at other allied youth organization, they’ve helped shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by teaching them values like integrity, respect and perseverance. More than a junior golf program, golf and life lessons are seamlessly incorporated into each lesson to help young people prepare for success both on and off the golf course.
As a National Trustee of The First Tee, Wells Fargo is proud to support the mission and values of The First Tee nationally and through support of select chapters across the country.
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Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.
We’re officially headquartered in San Francisco, but every local Wells Fargo branch is a headquarters for helping our customers succeed financially. One in three households in the U.S. does business with us. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,400 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.
In 2016, Wells Fargo donated $281.3 million to 14,900 nonprofits and Wells Fargo team members volunteered 1.73 million hours with 50,000 nonprofits. Wells Fargo’s corporate social responsibility efforts are focused on three priorities: economic empowerment in underserved communities, environmental sustainability, and advancing diversity and social inclusion.
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The Wells Fargo Championship is a PGA TOUR golf tournament held at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina and scheduled for April 30-May 6, 2018. The 2017 event was held at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, NC while Quail Hollow prepared to host the 2017 PGA Championship in August. Brian Harman’s electric birdie putt on the final hole earned him a one-stroke victory over World No. 1 Dustin Johnson and TOUR veteran Pat Perez. Harman joined an elite list of champions that include Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Lucas Glover, Vijay Singh and J.B. Holmes. Wells Fargo is proud to have sponsored the tournament since it began in 2003.
In addition to our commitment to delivering one of the finest tournament experiences for fans, volunteers and players, Wells Fargo and the Champions for Education tournament committee are committed to supporting our local communities, through initiatives like Succeeding Together and our support of The First Tee®.
Over the past 15 years, Champions for Education has contributed over $20 million to local charities in both Charlotte and Wilmington. In 2017, Champions for Education donated nearly $800,000 to over 22 organizations in the Wilmington area with a majority of those funds assisting the launch of The First Tee of Greater Wilmington and the opening of a new First Tee facility in Wilmington.
For more information about the Wells Fargo Championship, please visit www.wellsfargochampionship.com.
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