We’ve accepted the challenge to make your gift go further.

The Charles Schwab Challenge Grant is happening right now at First Tee — Canton. Our chapter’s ability to receive this match will be tied directly to your support!

Your donation will help us make a bigger impact in our community, reaching more kids and teens like Shelby.

Shelby attending First Tee’s Life Skill and Leadership Academy

“The person who changed my life and had one of the biggest impacts on me as I was growing up was Terry Taylor from the First Tee—Canton. I was hating school, thinking about dropping out, and surrounding myself with people who had no dreams or goals. Mr. Taylor told me that he cared too much about me to sit back and watch me throw away my life and talent for golf. After what Mr. Taylor said, I knew it was time to change myself. I focused less on what people thought of me and more on how I wanted to see myself. I realized I wanted to be a better student and worked harder. At that specific moment, Mr. Taylor became more than just a coach, he became the person that saved me.” —Shelby Mercer, Defiance College Golf Team and First Tee—Canton Alumna

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