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First Tee of Savannah to host 10th Anniversary Gala, tribute to Ben Tucker

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The First Tee of Savannah will host the 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.

The event is sponsored by Stevens Hale and Associates.

The gala's theme is Links to Success, and the evening will tee-off with dinner, a silent auction, live music and dancing. Three hundred guests are expected to attend, and the gala will showcase how the program has grown from serving 140 participants in 2004 to providing access to golf for over 40,000 young people over the past 10 years.

The gala will showcase how The First Tee hs positively impacted and influenced the youth of Savannah and the Coastal Empire. It will also serve as a tribute to the late Ben Tucker, world renowned jazz artist and past board member of the First Tee of Savannah.

A scholarship will be established in Tucker's name for participating seniors entering college. The initial scholarship will be awarded during the gala. Keynote speaker of the event will be Joe Louis Barrow, Jr, CEO of The First Tee. Barrow is the son of legendary American professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis.

For more information, contact Barbara Essig, the Executive Director, at bessig@thefirstteesavannah.org, or visit www.thefirstteesavannah.org.  

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