Coach Cheryl to be honored November 15th.
Cheryl Pryts I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from SRU, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Guidance and Counseling from Edinboro U. and am certified for Classroom Instruction from Westminster College. I have been with The First Tee of Sharon as part of the staff/coach since 1999 to the present. Through attending many coaches’ trainings, I was made a Recognized Coach in 2010 from The First Tee. I started the Mentoring program for our chapter around 2006 and was selected to coach at The First Tee Life Skill Academy in Minnesota in 2016. I have been a member of The First Tee of Sharon Advisory Board from 1999 to the present.
CONGRATULATIONS AUNT CHERYL!!!!!!!!!! You deserve all the credit for helping grow the game of golf, your fun energetic way of teaching, and for creating a phenomenal program for kids. I’m so proud of you and your dedication to The First Tee of Sharon!! Such great memories teaching there with you! Congrats and I wish I could be there on the 15th to celebrate. Take care!!
Congratulations, Cheryl. How lucky we are here in the Shenango Valley to benefit from your selfless dedication to the First Tee. With your nurturing, children have learned more than how to play 18 holes. They have learned how to succeed in this game called life. It takes a village to raise a child. Thank you for being a part of our village.
Behind every great chapter is a great coach that connects with the community and its young people at every level. There are few within The First Tee Network that have done so with as much commitment and conviction as Cheryl over her many years with The First Tee of Sharon. Recognized with one of the highest achievements within The First Tee Coach Program, Cheyl’s commitment has inspired thousands of young people to become better friends, sons, daughters, citizens, and even golfers. Her contributions to these young people can be seen from Buhl Farm Park to Pebble Beach, and everywhere between. Cheryl – On behalf of The First Tee home office, we thank you for your support and dedication to the program, and congratulate you on your retirement.
Ben Grandy, PGA | Director, Northeast Region Affairs | The First Tee
I am delighted to have the opportunity to congratulate you on your upcoming retirement.
I would like to take a moment to personally thank you for your 18 years of continued service with The First Tee of Sharon. Over the years your commitment and dedication to The First Tee mission has been witnessed firsthand by so many, especially the thousands of children’s lives you have touched.
You have had such a positive impact on so many young people. Helping them to improve much more than just their golf skills. You have assisted them in learning the importance of interpersonal, self-management and goal-setting skills and being resilient in the face of major obstacles.
You have served as a positive role model for the many skills, values and healthy habits you have shared with the young people. During your tenure as a The First Tee Recognized Coach, you have served as a mentor for many participants. The youth knew you cared about them by building supportive relationships based on empathy, high positive expectations and advocacy. You embodied the motto “Children don’t care what you know until they know that you care.”
Thank you so much for playing such an important role in assisting the young people to develop character, reach their potential and become valuable assets in their communities.
May you enjoy your retirement and still make a positive impact within your community.
Judy Stout, Managing Director, Program Evaluation and Delivery | The First Tee
Congratulations Cheryl on your 18 yrs as Coach of The First Tee of Sharon. Your time and dedication to the kids and the program has been so much appreciated and will forever be remembered. You’ve been there from Day 1 and your blueprints are everywhere!!
Having been to Buhl Farm and seeing the project, I’ve been so impressed with the facility and the program. Also having played with one of your students at the The First Tee Open, Billy Corbett, I got to see firsthand the quality of individual your program is producing.
Good luck to you in your future endeavors!
All the best
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