Eagle Level participants, Chloe Morrissey and Raquel Simpson will join participants from 12 different The First Tee Chapters from across the county at the upcoming Chubb Classic Golf to Paradise First Tee Champions Challenge in Naples, Florida. This event, hosted by The First Tee of Naples/Collier will feature 24 The First Tee participants competing in a three-day golf match taking place at the beautiful TwinEagles Club in Naples from February 17-19.
Morrissey, 14, from Gurnee is a freshman at Warren Township High School where she plays at the Varsity Level. She began golfing at the age of 5 and joined The First Tee at the Foss Park location at the age of 7. Chloe plays locally in IJGA tournaments and is currently volunteering with The First Tee participants as a way to give back to the organization that has provided her with so many opportunities.
Simpson, 14, attends Walter Payton College Prep High School in Chicago. Raquel began playing golf at the age of 9 and after joining The First Tee, she started to rapidly improve her game. In addition to attending multiple chapter leadership summits, Raquel also participates in IJGA tournaments, PGA Jr. League and other local Jr. tournaments.
Trevor Britton and Abdel Raoul represented the Greater Chicago chapter in the 2016 event and took home the trophy after a nail biting finish. Morrissey and Simpson have their sights set on a repeat victory for the chapter!
Good luck to Chloe and Raquel!