Congratulations to Carter Klaas
on receiving prestigious Chick Evans Scholarship for golf caddies!
Carter Klaas, an Eagle-level participant at The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin, has been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been selected as a Chick Evans Scholar by the Western Golf Association!
The Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies is a full-tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies that is renewable for up to four years. Each year, more than 800 caddies across the country attend college on a four-year scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation. Selected applicants must have a strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need.
Carter has been a caddie at Maple Bluff Country Club in Madison, Wisc. for two years. He’s also a mentor to junior golfers at his chapter and in 2013 was selected as one of 50 participants to represent his chapter at The First Tee’s national participant opportunity the Auntie Anne’s Leaders & Entrepreneurs Forum.
“Carter is an outstanding model of the positive values and skills The First Tee teaches,” said Joni Dye, the chapter’s former executive director. “He wants to become a mechanical engineer and use the skills and values he is learning from his parents and The First Tee to start his own business. He knows the importance of a higher education and hard work.”
The First Tee’s character education and life skills programs help young people prepare for success in high school, college and life. Our national opportunities also provide participants the chance to expand their horizons and interact with other youth from around the country. These events help them develop their leadership and life skills in a fun, interactive environment.
We congratulate Carter on his accomplishments and are proud
to have him represent The First Tee!