Mayor Williams Joins High School Golfers at Pennies for Putts to Support The First Tee of Delaware

Posted on  08/12/2014 11:44 am

Photo of Mayor Williams with High School Golfers

Mayor Dennis P. Williams attended this year’s Pennies for Putts event, where young golfers played more than 100 holes to raise funds to support the First Tee of Delaware. The First Tee of Delaware is a program that uses golf as a method to teach young people character-building lessons and life skills.

Pennies for Putts is an annual fundraising event benefitting the First Tee of Delaware, and was founded by Joe Tigani, a student at the Tatnall School. This year, Joe and fellow high school golfers from Tatnall School, Tower Hill School, Archmere Academy and Salesianum School golfed 100 total holes at Ed Oliver Golf Club, Fieldstone Golf Club and the North and South courses at Wilmington Country Club. Mayor Williams joined the group and supporters during their putting at the Wilmington Country Club.

“The Pennies for Putts event demonstrates how young people can positively impact their community, as these young men volunteered their time and energy so children may experience the game of golf,” said Mayor Williams. “Programs like The First Tee of Delaware do two things: exposes inner city youths to a wonderful sport and provides them with a meaningful mentorship experience.”

This year’s Pennies for Putts event raised $5,000 for The First Tee of Delaware and has raised more than $30,000 since its founding in 2010. The First Tee Director, Charma Bell, looks to expand the program downstate into Kent County in the coming year.

To make a Pennies for Putts pledge or donate online, go to, or mail checks to The First Tee of Delaware, 102 Brookmeadow Road, Greenville, Delaware 19807.