Celebrate announcement of Schwab’s New Grant Program benefiting The First Tee
Abi Morris and Jake Walden represented the First Tee of Phoenix in Wednesday’s pro-am at the Schwab Cup, playing alongside Charles Schwab and Phil Mickelson.
“Ya know, I’ve never been more nervous hitting a tee shot in my whole life,” said Walden in a post-round interview.
For Morris, it took a while to sink in after she first realized Phil was going to be her fourth.
“My heart stopped; I was almost in denial. I was like ‘no, y’all are just messing with me. No way.’ I was just excited; I don’t even know how to explain it.”
Walden summed up the day as “social and fun, and that’s what we had out there today: a lot of fun.”
The two entered the event as part of an announcement for a new Charles Schwab Challenge Grant supporting First Tee Chapters across the country, including First Tee — Phoenix. This Grant program will provide First Tee — Phoenix matching dollars and the opportunity to significantly grow and deepen their impact over the next several years.
“I believe in the power of investing to help individuals create a better tomorrow,” said Schwab. “That’s why I am investing in First Tee. I believe in this organization’s mission and the power of the First Tee Chapters to continue changing the game for young people for years to come.”