Farmers Insurance® Hawaii and The First Tee® of Hawaii, a youth development organization that uses the game of golf to teach character education to children ages 5-17 years old, teamed up to deliver golf equipment and provide an introductory golf class for students at Pauoa Elementary School during a special event on Tuesday, September 24.

The event marked the introduction of The First Tee’s National School Program (NSP) to Pauoa Elementary school students made possible by a $5,000 donation from Farmers®. Through the NSP program, PE teachers receive safe, fun and adaptive golf equipment that can be used in the gym or on a field. Physical educators also receive training and lesson plans that integrate golf skills, motor skills, core values and healthy habits.

“Farmers recognizes the importance of educational opportunities that help students develop important life skills outside of the classroom,” said Melanie Joseph, marketing manager of Farmers Insurance Hawaii. “We are proud to support The First Tee and its National School Program to help future generations grow in character and learn life-enhancing values.”

Five additional local schools currently provide the NSP program to their students during PE classes including Island Pacific Academy (IPA), Kahakai Elementary, Lanakila Baptist Elementary, Punahou School and Waiakea Elementary. After-School programs are also provided at the Boys and Girls Club (Ewa Beach) and The Salvation Army Kroc Center (Kapolei).

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