On Tuesday, August 4th, First Tee – Silicon Valley attended National Night Out in San José. We met other local community organizations and shared our program with community members, residents and community partners. It was a great opportunity for FTSV to continue to make connections in the neighborhood surrounding Rancho Del Pueblo Golf Course. In addition to setting up an informational tent, we set up our golf station with fun chipping games facilitated by participants Nancy and Salma Rivera, while other staff members talked with parents, and signed up new participants!
National Night Out (NN0) is a “national community-building campaign” designed to promote and facilitate community partnerships and safety by bringing people together. In the spirit of collaboration, which is one of FTSV’s six life skills, NNO encourages neighborhoods to host block parties, festivals and cookouts, with the purpose of building relationships and bringing down barriers within a neighborhood. This particular event was held in Emma Prusch Farm Park in District 5 of San José. Our affiliate golf course, Rancho del Pueblo, is located in the heart of District 5, and many of the schools that we partner with and deliver program to are also located in District 5, which made the event even more special.
What we are saying about the event
Victor Manrique, Operations Coordinator, was happy to have attended this event and feels like it has potential to lead to partnerships with other community organizations. He says “As someone who has never attended an event at Emma Prusch Farm, it was truly amazing seeing neighbors come together and enjoy what the community had to offer. It makes me more excited to start building more relationships with the local community and its resources.” FTSV is thankful to have been invited, and we plan to return again in the future. We look forward to connecting with families, and forming more partnerships within the local community.
Have First Tee – Silicon Valley attend your next Community Event
Contact Victor Manrique – [email protected] – if you are interested in having FTSV attend a community event.