The Moca Foundation $25K Grant for Gilroy Youth

The Moca Foundation has provided a $15K grant to support course sessions for Gilroy youth and $10K to support driving range improvements for Gavilan Golf Course.

First Tee – Silicon Valley delivers Youth Development to South County

First Tee – Silicon delivers our youth development program at 3 locations throughout Silicon Valley with Gavilan College Golf Course serving South County youth. The Moca Foundation grant will help underwrite mentor training to provide a 1 coach:4 participant ratio coaching, curriculum supplies and golf course access fees especially for the youth in the Gilroy area. FTSV is focused on building relationships, fostering teamwork and inclusion, and creating an engaging activity-based learning environment that makes learning interactive and fun.

Moca Foundation Funds will aid in improvements to Gavilan Golf Course

We are also excited to announce that The Moca Foundation will be funding driving range upgrades which has been on our wish list for a few years.  It will include replacing the range mats, safety dividers, golf ball trays and rubber tees on the upper range and building out a new lower driving range with the same necessary amenities.  This will allow FTSV to provide a more engaging class with more hitting and less watching and waiting.

May van Scherrenburg, The Moca Foundation Associate Director shared…

“We are proud to support First Tee – Silicon Valley’s efforts of character and leadership development for Gilroy youth to foster a culture of acceptance and provide mentorship. Golf provides a powerful vehicle to help kids build the strength of character and life skills that they can use both on and off the golf course.”

If you are interested in learning more about how you can support our programs or improvements, please contact Judy Dixon Deaton, Development Director [email protected] or 408-508-4881.