May 25, 2023 | Program Update
Summer is an exciting season for First Tee – Greater Charleston! When the school year ends, we’re able to reach hundreds of kids through community partner organizations, and we host a full-day, Monday-Friday camp for our Game Changers Immersion Program participants. This is in addition to summer Core Golf & Life Skills classes at six course locations. Needless to say, we need all the help we can get… which is why we are very excited and exceedingly grateful to introduce our 2023 team of summer interns!
Vada Williams, Dee M. Robinson Fellow
Vada will be working with our Game Changers Immersion Program, and as a Dee M. Robinson Fellow, he will also be learning the inner-workings of nonprofit life. Vada is a rising senior at Chicago State majoring in business management. He is currently the men’s golf team captain and serves as the Student Athlete Advisory Board President! He is looking most forward to being able to mentor the kids the same way he was when he was a First Tee participant growing up.
Antonio DelCastillo, Game Changers Intern
Antonio will be working with our Game Changers Immersion Program this summer. He’s a student at the University of Alabama and is expected to graduate in May of 2026 with an Anthropology, Economics, Pre-Med, STEM path to his MBA. He is a member of the National Hispanic Honors Society and is also a Level 1 First Tee Coach who graduated from the First Tee – Orange County program, where he was involved since the age of 6.
Madeline Webster, Game Changers Intern
Madeline will be working with our Game Changers Immersion Program. She is a rising Junior at the University of South Carolina majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management. FUN FACT: She went to a 2019 PGA TOUR event and got a fist bump from Tiger Woods! Madeline is excited to spend her summer on the golf course and connecting with young people who share her love of the game.
Gabe Conn, Game Changers Intern
Gabe is pulling double duty as a marketing and Game Changers Immersion Program intern. He is going into his senior year at University of South Carolina and is majoring in sport and entertainment management. Gabe currently works for the News and Creative Media Team at USC covering all sports and he looks forward to applying those skills to help tell the story of First Tee and our amazing program participants.
Olivia Ratliff, Game Changers Intern
Olivia will be working with our Game Changers as well. She is a sophomore at South Carolina State majoring in Middle Level Education and Political Science. She enjoys playing tennis and watching sports in her free time. She is most looking forward to helping kids develop life skills as her passion lies with teaching, education, and youth development.
Tanner Reynolds, Outreach Intern
Tanner is one of our Outreach Program interns. He is a rising senior at the University of South Carolina and majoring in sport and entertainment management. Before his time at USC, he was captain of the men’s golf team at Montreat University. He is excited to work with the kids in our programs and help them build a relationship with the game of golf!
David Fahrer, Outreach Intern
David will be working alongside Tanner as an Outreach Program intern. He is entering his junior year at the University of South Carolina, and he is majoring in finance. David has been a First Tee program participant since he was five years old and is most looking forward to helping kids learn life skills!
Learn More About Internships
Interning with First Tee is a meaningful way to build your resume, and it’s also a lot of fun! We advertise internships and volunteer opportunities in our monthly newsletter. Subscribe to our email list or contact Meghan Taylor to learn more.