Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? There are many ways you can support the mission of The First Tee and help us introduce the game of golf and its inherent values like honesty, respect and confidence, to kids and teens.

GirlsClinic-135Why Give?

The Colorado Open Golf Foundation and The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch has served over 10,000 youth since 2005! All of the programs and opportunities we are able to offer to our participants are made possible by the generous contributions we receive.

Please use this page to learn more about how you can help the kids of The First Tee Green Valley Ranch succeed!

Please view the content to the right for more information why giving is so important to our network, and how your gift will help our participants.

121Monetary Donations

The Colorado Open Golf Foundation and The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch are appreciative of the great support that we continue to receive, but there is still much to be accomplished.
Interested in contributing to the CoBank Colorado Open Championships and The First Tee Green Valley Ranch?

If you would like more information regarding partnering with or sponsoring the Colorado Open Golf Foundation and The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch, please contact:

Kevin Laura,
Chief Executive Officer,
Colorado Open Golf Foundation
(dba The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch)
20309 E. 48th Pl.
Denver, CO 80249

Phone: 303-486-8551
Cell: 303-807-3556

12112138Equipment Donations

Equipment donations are also appreciated and are a great way to help the program be a success.

We gladly accept equipment donations of new or gently used golf equipment (less than 5 years old). All donations to The First Tee Green Valley Ranch are tax deductible (discussed between donor & tax advisor).

We will gladly accept the following:

  • Golf Clubs
  • Golf Bags
  • Head covers
  • Golf Towels
  • Divot repair tools/tees/ball marks
  • Golf Balls
  • New or gently used golf attire

Please contact our office at (303) 486-8800 to schedule a delivery of equipment.  You may complete the top section of the Contribution Form before you come in, or at the time of donation.

bryceBe a Volunteer…WE NEED YOU!!

The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch has a variety of opportunities where people can volunteer their time to make a difference in the life of a child. All potential mentors are required to complete a criminal background search.

Coaches and Volunteers
Work with other Coaches to help children learn life skills and golf skills as well as rulles and etiquette.

  • Class Volunteers – Commitment times can vary! just let us know what type of commitment you can make!Weekly commitment to come help with any or all of the following:
    • Registration/check-in
    • Set up and/or take down of the day’s activities
    • Assist with instruction of classes or practice areas
    • Play golf with the participants on specified Friday Play Days.
  • Play Day Volunteers – Spend Friday afternoons playing the Par 3 short course in a group with 3 of the participants in the program. This is where you can have fun playing and help the participants focus on how to play from tee to green in an efficient manner with attention to etiquette. Sign up for Friday Play Day is based on your availability.

To make a difference, click here to download the 2016 Volunteer Application
Questions?? Please Contact Katie at 303.486.8800 or

DavisBryant2Colorado Child Care Tax Credit

The Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit was established to encourage greater private support of Colorado child care programs, like those provided by the Colorado Open Golf Foundation. Because monetary contributions to our youth programs qualify for this tax credit, you may be able to decrease the after-tax cost of your gifts by more than 50 percent. The effect of the credit is that half of your donation to the Colorado Open Golf Foundation is offset by a reduction of your Colorado income taxes. You will still be able to claim your full contribution as a charitable deduction on your Federal and State income tax returns if you itemize deductions. Examples of the total impact on your taxes are show in the chart below. As always, you should consult with your tax advisor to determine how the credit will affect you personally. For more information, please contact Kevin Laura at 303.486.8551.