Women's Golf Team Participates in First Tee of Washington Christmas Party
Dec. 5, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's golf team got into the holiday spirit yesterday by participating in the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Party at Bethesda Country Club in Maryland.
The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Party, hosted by The First Tee of Washington, D.C., celebrated the program's year of introducing the sport to young girls.
"Engaging people in the community is an aspect of the holidays that makes us reflect on how fortunate we are," Head Coach Katie Brophy said. "This event also shows us how our team can be role models for young girl golfers. The excitement on behalf of the First Tee kids was contagious. They love spending time with Hoyas!"
The party included lunch, followed by games, crafts and included writing letters to troops overseas. The group of young girls ranged from age 7 to seniors in high school.
"It was an extremely motivating experience and I loved seeing the number of girls interested in pursuing golf," senior Stefanie Soelling (Everett, Wash./Everett) said. "The coordinators put on an amazing event and I hope that we have the ability to participate in more First Tee events in the future. The excitement that the girls showed in golf reminded me of when I first started playing and gave me a renewed appreciation for the sport."
I had a blast helping out at the First Tee event," sophomore Patricia Lee (Lone Tree, Colo./Highlands Ranch) said. "It's a great feeling to know we're impacting the girls in a positive way for their future."