The First Tee of Cleveland is hosting its 2017 Spring Open House April 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at all four chapter locations, including the Windmill Golf Center, 1511 E. Aurora Road in Macedonia, across from the Macedonia Family Recreation Center.

The mission of the local non-profit organization is to positively impact the lives of young people ages 6 to 18 across Northeast Ohio by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Open House guests can see what The First Tee excitement is all about and the positive impact the programs have on young people through the Life Skills, Core Values and Healthy Habits curriculum.

Guests will have the chance to meet the coaches, enroll for 2017 and participate in fun golf activities. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Open House sessions are free and open to all youth and their families. Other sessions will be at the following locations:

• Washington Golf Course (main campus), 3841 Washington Park Blvd., Newburgh Height

• The Links Golf Course, 26111 Johns Road, Olmsted Township

• Briardale Greens Golf Course, 24131 Briardale Avenue, Euclid

The First Tee of Cleveland is a Chapter of The First Tee®, a national initiative begun in 1997. A five-year independent research study shows that the organization positively impacts grades, self-confidence and social responsibility.

Taking place at various times throughout the year, programs include:

• School Year, After School and Saturday Programs

?• "Try It" sessions: see what you like first, then join

?• Patty Wood Girls Leadership Experience?

• Food, Fun and the Nine Healthy Habits™ winter class

?• Caddie Class, late winter?• Summer Programs: Weekdays and Saturdays

?• Camps in partnership with Cleveland Metroparks?

• Outreach Programs in Schools & Community Groups

Visit www.thefirstteecleveland.org or call 216-641-7799 to register or for more information.???

About The First Tee of Cleveland?

The First Tee of Cleveland is a Chapter of The First Tee, a national initiative begun in 1997, which builds character, instills life values and promotes healthy choices for young people through the game of golf. Efforts to establish a The First Tee chapter in Cleveland began in 1999, and in 2000 the Chapter was officially recognized and secured its 501(c)(3) status. Programs are led by The First Tee’s staff of six and more than 60 trained volunteers. The organization’s main campus, Washington Golf Course in Newburgh Heights, features a 9-hole golf course which is operated by Cleveland Metroparks with the programming under the direction of The First Tee of Cleveland.