First Tee – Massachusetts is Headed to Naples for First Tee Champions Challenge

Keira Joshi (left) and David Jope (right)

First Tee – Massachusetts has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2023 Golf to Paradise – First Tee Champions Challenge in Naples, FL. The event is hosted by the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO, the Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades, Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), and First Tee – Naples/Collier.

Two representatives from First Tee – Massachusetts, David Jope (Freetown, MA) and Keira Joshi (Ashland, MA) will head to the annual Champions Challenge and will join 10 other teens from four other chapters from around the country. They will participate in four days of golf competition, community service, and networking.

“We are very grateful to the Chubb Classic and its sponsors for inviting our chapter to participate in this wonderful event,” said Kyle Harris, Director of First Tee – Massachusetts. “We are very excited for David and Keira to have the opportunity to interact with other participants from around the country and contribute to a community outside of their own. It’s also a great chance to participate in some friendly competition on outstanding golf courses, and watch golf being played at the highest level.”

The competitive component of the trip will consist of three 9-hole rounds of golf, including better-ball, scramble, and  modified alternate-shot formats. The competition will take place at three of the premier golf facilities in Naples, including Tiburon Golf Club, site of the Chubb Classic, Royal Poinciana Golf Club, and The Club at Twin Eagles. Other daily activities for the 24 participants will including a catamaran cruise, First Tee Gala, community service project, and access to watch the Chubb Classic pro-am.

To follow David and Keira’s experience at the First Tee Champions Challenge please follow First Tee – Massachusetts on Facebook and Instagram at @firstteemass.