Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego

Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego

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Thanks to all who came out to play, sponsor, and support the 2022 Pro Kids Women’s Golf Tournament! There’s no better way to spend the day than having a laugh on the course with friends 🎃





In honor of aerification at both Pro Kids campuses this week, special thanks to all those who have come out to Colina Park Golf Course to lend a hand over the years⛳️
Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! This weeks field trip to The San Diego Zoo was filled with adventure at every turn. It was many of the kids first time at the zoo so there were many new animals to meet and memories to be made 🐘🐻🦁🐒🐨



🏌️‍♀️ Happy National Golf Day!! Here at PK, we’re thankful for all the memories on the course and the life lessons that stick with us forever! There’s always smiles to go around when it’s a golf day ⛳️



⛳️ First hole in one for our very own staff member Eduardo Corona! Eduardo has been at PK for four years now, working with the middle school students in City Heights. From cooking workshops to STEM projects, it’s always an exciting day in his classroom! Congrats on your accomplishment! 🏌️‍♂️✨



Gotta put some time in cleaning the driving range! Pro Kids love spending time collecting balls on the range in between golf classes! Shoutout to all their hard work and determination🏌️‍♂️



UCSD field trip tour 💙💛

Pro Kids from City Heights and Oceanside toured the amazing campus of UCSD this weekend. Their tour guides were two Pro Kids scholars who attend the school. A fantastic start to exploring college opportunities this year! 💛💙🎓



A big thanks to San Diego Wave Fútbol Club for donating tickets so Pro Kids families could enjoy your first sold out, record-breaking game ⚽️ Community partners like you make all the difference🙌




Pro Kids College Road Trip 2022! Over the course of a few days, Pro Kids from Oceanside and City Heights got the opportunity to explore California State Fullerton, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Chapman, and UCLA! Such a wonderful experience to see new places and broaden their horizons 📚🎓🚍
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." —Winston Churchill



San Diego Gives is here! Today shines a light on the tremendous work of local nonprofits throughout San Diego County. This year, 327 nonprofit organizations are participating, including Pro Kids! Join fellow San Diegans in supporting organizations like PK... over $445,000 has been raised this morning for organizations across the County! Ride the wave of generosity: https://bit.ly/3RQtUFs
We were absolutely blown away by the generosity of Phil & Amy Mickelson at this year's Celebrates gala. The Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation donated an incredible $250,000 in honor of Callaway Golf CEO Chip Brewer. The check was presented to Pro Kids Members by Phil Sr. and Mary Mickelson onstage during Celebrates and made the night even more magical! Thank you, Phil and Amy, for your ongoing support of Pro Kids and leaving a lasting impact on youth golf throughout San Diego County.




August End of Month Crazy Pin Tournament ⛳️Pins placed in tricky locations + teams made up of Pro Kids Members from City Heights and Oceanside = so much fun🙃We love when our two locations come together for a little friendly competition!




⛳️The putting green is looking a little different than normal! As part of a team building and leadership experience, Pro Kids worked to create their own miniature golf courses. The stakes were high and the creativity was flowing! ⛳️🏌️‍♂️



📚The school year is officially around the corner! We ended the summer with a successful Teen Leadership Camp that incorporated life skills, engaging outdoor experiences, and of course golf!

Kayaking, yoga, cooking classes from scratch, and nature exploration were just a few of the wonderful experiences these teens had this summer. A tee-rific end to the summer! ☀️



⛳️San Diego's @thefirsttee chapter
⛳ Providing new opportunities to kids through golf https://www.thefirstteesandiego.org/donate/

Operating as usual

Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 12/05/2022

✈️ Future pilots coming through! A trip to the USS Midway Museum was inspiring and full of crazy adventures! Pro Kids we’re able to get a first hand look at what it would like to work aboard the ship and give some planes a test run 🛩️🚢



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 11/29/2022

Happy Giving Tuesday! We are grateful for the generosity of everyone in this community year-round ⛳️ Helping Pro Kids Members thrive is a team sport and we couldn’t do it without you.

If you’ve been wanting to support PK but haven’t had the chance this year, Giving Tuesday is a great day to make it happen! Click the link in our bio to give back to these rad kids who make the world a better place✨







11/24/2022

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! We’re thankful for the all the hard working Pro Kids and the beautiful course we call home 🦃💚



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 11/19/2022

Grateful for volunteers who came to paint the driving range and play in the 2022 Tony Scholl Cup last weekend! Thank you for spending the day at PK ⛳️🙌 Shout out to for capturing our favorite photo of the day 📸




11/18/2022

☀️ Happy Friday! It’s a beautiful day to get outside and enjoy a round of golf here 🏌️‍♂️



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 11/09/2022

We may be a day late but it’s still a great day to celebrate our First-Generation College students! On November 8th universities, nonprofits and schools celebrate the experience of first-gen students as assets to communities across the globe. We love taking our students to universities like and to experience what it’s like to be part of campus life and help them envision the future of their dreams.

Today, we celebrate the 30 first-generation college students active in the Pro Kids Scholarship program and their achievements⛳️

Join us in the comments by sharing your experience as a first-generation student🎓DM us if you want get involved in supporting the PK scholarship program to break down barriers and support our incredible PK students!



11/08/2022

Alert alert! Rain across San Diego County means golf classes are cancelled today in City Heights and Oceanside⛳️Enjoy the time indoors today with your favorite rainy day playlist🎵



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 10/31/2022

Shoutout to all PK girls teeing off for CIF this morning! We are cheering for you on this Halloween day (swipe left for positivity)⛳️🎃🙌👍




Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 10/20/2022

Fall fun festivities!! A trip to Bonita Pumpkin Patch was spooktacular 🎃 Pro Kids picked their own pumpkins, escaped the complex corn maze, and brought home sunflowers for their families! 🌻🎃👻



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 10/17/2022

What a weeekend for San Diego sports! The are headed to the NLCS and win in extra time to advance semifinals! To quote Wave FC “there is something special happening in SD right now!” So glad PK families could be part of such an amazing night⚽️





Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 10/12/2022

Thanks to all who came out to play, sponsor, and support the 2022 Pro Kids Women’s Golf Tournament! There’s no better way to spend the day than having a laugh on the course with friends 🎃





Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 10/11/2022

In honor of aerification at both Pro Kids campuses this week, special thanks to all those who have come out to Colina Park Golf Course to lend a hand over the years⛳️

10/08/2022
Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 10/06/2022

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! This weeks field trip to The San Diego Zoo was filled with adventure at every turn. It was many of the kids first time at the zoo so there were many new animals to meet and memories to be made 🐘🐻🦁🐒🐨



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 10/05/2022

🏌️‍♀️ Happy National Golf Day!! Here at PK, we’re thankful for all the memories on the course and the life lessons that stick with us forever! There’s always smiles to go around when it’s a golf day ⛳️



09/29/2022

⛳️ First hole in one for our very own staff member Eduardo Corona! Eduardo has been at PK for four years now, working with the middle school students in City Heights. From cooking workshops to STEM projects, it’s always an exciting day in his classroom! Congrats on your accomplishment! 🏌️‍♂️✨



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 09/27/2022

Gotta put some time in cleaning the driving range! Pro Kids love spending time collecting balls on the range in between golf classes! Shoutout to all their hard work and determination🏌️‍♂️



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 09/23/2022

UCSD field trip tour 💙💛

Pro Kids from City Heights and Oceanside toured the amazing campus of UCSD this weekend. Their tour guides were two Pro Kids scholars who attend the school. A fantastic start to exploring college opportunities this year! 💛💙🎓



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 09/21/2022

A big thanks to San Diego Wave Fútbol Club for donating tickets so Pro Kids families could enjoy your first sold out, record-breaking game ⚽️ Community partners like you make all the difference🙌




Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 09/16/2022

Pro Kids College Road Trip 2022! Over the course of a few days, Pro Kids from Oceanside and City Heights got the opportunity to explore California State Fullerton, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Chapman, and UCLA! Such a wonderful experience to see new places and broaden their horizons 📚🎓🚍

09/08/2022

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." —Winston Churchill



09/08/2022

San Diego Gives is here! Today shines a light on the tremendous work of local nonprofits throughout San Diego County. This year, 327 nonprofit organizations are participating, including Pro Kids! Join fellow San Diegans in supporting organizations like PK... over $445,000 has been raised this morning for organizations across the County! Ride the wave of generosity: https://bit.ly/3RQtUFs

Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 09/03/2022

We were absolutely blown away by the generosity of Phil & Amy Mickelson at this year's Celebrates gala. The Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation donated an incredible $250,000 in honor of Callaway Golf CEO Chip Brewer. The check was presented to Pro Kids Members by Phil Sr. and Mary Mickelson onstage during Celebrates and made the night even more magical! Thank you, Phil and Amy, for your ongoing support of Pro Kids and leaving a lasting impact on youth golf throughout San Diego County.




Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 08/31/2022

August End of Month Crazy Pin Tournament ⛳️Pins placed in tricky locations + teams made up of Pro Kids Members from City Heights and Oceanside = so much fun🙃We love when our two locations come together for a little friendly competition!




08/26/2022

⛳️The putting green is looking a little different than normal! As part of a team building and leadership experience, Pro Kids worked to create their own miniature golf courses. The stakes were high and the creativity was flowing! ⛳️🏌️‍♂️



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 08/24/2022

📚The school year is officially around the corner! We ended the summer with a successful Teen Leadership Camp that incorporated life skills, engaging outdoor experiences, and of course golf!

Kayaking, yoga, cooking classes from scratch, and nature exploration were just a few of the wonderful experiences these teens had this summer. A tee-rific end to the summer! ☀️



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 08/22/2022

Happy 10 years at PK Coach Kevin!

"Coach Kevin has earned our highest respect over many years working with our kids; we all love him." - The Leovao family
 
“From day one, and I mean that quite literally, what I noticed about Kevin was how he cared for the kids. He has this remarkable connection with them. He’s like the Pied Piper! The kids pick up on that and respond to him in very positive ways. Even if somebody steps out of line and messes up, he doesn’t respond harshly but, instead, holds them accountable in a way that they can learn how to be a better person by acting differently. He conveys this in a way that the student knows Kevin cares for them and wants them to be a better person. He is an excellent and empathetic teacher.” - Mr. Mo, OS Volunteer
 
"Kevin is really good at teaching golf and he is also very positive even when things don't go right all the time, he always helps me get through those situations." - Samantha C, 7th grade
 
"Kevin is one of the kindest, most laid-back people I know. He can see each individual kid for who they are and meets them where they are at. His ability to be present with the kids, to teach them golf and always bring the lessons back to the core values is unparalleled and he always makes the kids feel values, respected and treats them like they are grown-ups." - Jordan Wenck, OS volunteer
 


Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 08/19/2022

Thank you to everyone who made Celebrates such a magical evening🪄We appreciate each and every person who joined us to honor the impact of and CEO Chip Brewer ⛳️The magic of Pro Kids is possible because of your generosity during this special night and always. Thank you to all the magicians and Pro Kids families who continue to inspire us!




Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 08/17/2022

Pro Kids hit the sea! A fun day spent fishing and enjoying the sights. It was a first time experience for many of the kids as they held up their first catch with pride! 🐠☀️🐟

Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 08/13/2022

So excited to have at Pro Kids Oceanside last weekend for the annual Callaway tournament ⛳️ Thank you team Callaway for giving back to the community and growing the game! PK Members loved getting out on the course with you all. We can’t wait to honor CEO Chip Brewer and the entire Callaway Golf family tonight at Celebrates!





08/11/2022

Thank you Live Well San Diego for the feature in your August newsletter! Here is what Pro Kids Members are saying about their summer camp experience:

“All the camps have been so much fun all the activities and field trips are awesome.” - William Stack (nicknamed Hollywood), 11 years old.

“My favorite field trip so far has been the Japanese Friendship Garden looking at the fish. Something I would tell a little kid my age if they came to Pro Kids, don’t worry, you can have fun, the big kids are nice.”- Heidi Martinez, 7 years old.

“Since interning at Pro Kids, I’ve felt good about helping kids. I’ve learned how to interact with adults and kids in a different way”- Fabian Cordero (Intern), 17 years old.

Click here to read more: https://www.livewellsd.org/content/livewell/home/all-articles/news/August2022/Pro-Kids-Teaches-Youth-Life-Skills-through-the-Game-of-Golf.htm

Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 08/11/2022

Readers are leaders! ✨ provides PK with the opportunity to explore diverse and enriching texts throughout the year. Such and amazing time getting share ideas and learn from one another. 📚



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 08/06/2022

Pro Kids Campers had a blast in Advanced Golf Camp last week⛳️For some it was the first time playing a full course! Campers challenged themselves and played Colina Park Golf Course, St. Mark, Oceanside Muni and Reidy Creek…all in one week! Friendships and memories were made out on the course🙌This is what the summer of golf is all about!





08/04/2022

A few highlights from PK summer camp! Campers were able to create masterpieces, jump to new heights, and learn all about golf on the course! It’s a great summer to be a Pro Kid Camper ⛳️⭐️



07/29/2022

Level 3 is the way to be! Yesterday at Level 3 golf class, Pro Kids Members worked on body balance in their golf swings and thoughtful decision making (in golf and life) using the acronym STAR ⭐️ STOP and take a deep breath, THINK of all your choices, ANTICIPATE what could happen, and RESPOND by selecting the choice that helps get you to your goal🙌





Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 07/27/2022

PK summer campers have been exploring the unique beaches of San Diego, creating unique pieces of artwork, and learning all about the anatomy of fish! 🌊🎨🐠



Photos from Pro Kids, First Tee - San Diego's post 07/24/2022

A great PK day celebrating Pro Kids Scholars & Alumni ⛳️Congratulations to all 41 scholars for 2022/23 school year & special shout-out to the 17 new scholars beginning their higher education journey! Thank you to all who make the Pro Kids Scholarship Program possible🎓We are grateful for this Pro Kids family, the future is bright!✨





07/22/2022

You’ve got a friend in me, you’ve got a friend in me⛳️🙃




About Us

Pro Kids | First Tee of San Diego was founded by former AFL/NFL player Ernest H. Wright, Sr. and incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 1994. That same year, Pro Kids partnered with the City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified School District to use Colina Park Golf Course in City Heights to teach life skills and golf to inner-city kids.

Pro Kids operates year-round with programming 6 days a week. Our signature Golf & Life Skills program couples on-course instruction with a curriculum that seamlessly integrates instruction in life skills (how to introduce yourself, what to do when you get angry or frustrated, etc.) and core values (honesty, respect, sportsmanship, etc.). In addition to Golf & Life Skills instruction delivered by PGA members and apprentices, Pro Kids' credentialed educators provide critical academic support and personal development opportunities that support and reinforce the activities and efforts of City Heights and Oceanside schools.

Both on and off the course, we expose kids to the exciting possibilities that lie beyond high school and equip them to become leaders in our community. A cornerstone of our program is the Pro Kids scholarship; since 1999, we have awarded nearly $2.5 million to 250 scholars, most of whom are the first in their families to pursue higher education. Pro Kids formally began offering academic support to kids with the construction of our first Learning Center in 2001. The Pro Kids Academy launched in the fall of 2015 to help underserved kids close the experience gap and develop the core competencies required to successfully navigate the complex journey to college and career achievement.

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4085 52nd Street
San Diego, CA
92105

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Monday 7am - 7pm
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Wednesday 7am - 7pm
Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 7am - 7pm
Sunday 7am - 7pm

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