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OC golf teams serve at First Tee program in Oklahoma City

Members of OC's women's golf team are volunteering the The First Tee program in Oklahoma City.
Members of OC's women's golf team are volunteering the The First Tee program in Oklahoma City.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 13, 2013) – The Oklahoma Christian golf teams are the latest to make an impact in the greater Oklahoma City community.

Both OC’s women’s and men’s teams have been active this school year as volunteers in “The First Tee of Metropolitan Oklahoma City,” a program that provides opportunities for young people to build character and learn life lessons, using golf as a platform.

The Oklahoma City chapter of the program is based at Eastern Golf Course, located near NE 10th Street and Interstate 35. Most Thursdays, OC golfers can be found at the First Tee Learning Center, located near the course, working with golfers ages 12 to 15, OC women’s coach Greg Lynn said.

“It typically does the kids good to see guys and girls who have succeeded in golf and are good students,” Lynn said.

The golf teams are among the many OC squads that have worked in the community so far during the current school year. Others include:

-- The men’s soccer team, which has worked with youngsters at the Capitol Hill Church of Christ in southwest Oklahoma City;

-- The men’s and women’s cross country teams, which spent time helping sort food donations at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma;

-- The baseball team, of which about 40 players and coaches spent five hours helping to renovate a home in Guthrie for the parents of a local man who had lost part of his arm.

“We are proud of the willingness of our student-athletes to go into the community and serve others,” OC Athletic Director Curtis Janz said. “They show the spirit of Christ by taking on projects like these.”