Katarina Sheirok Selected for First Tee’s National Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills & Leadership Academy

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Katarina (KAT) Sheirok -Teen Selected for First Tee’s National
Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills & Leadership Academy

96 teens tapped nationally to attend academy in Boise, Idaho July 24-30

Chicago, IL – July 22nd Katarina Sheirok from First Tee of Greater Chicago is headed to the Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. Life Skills & Leadership Academy in Boise, Idaho July 24-30. Katarina will join more than 90 junior golfers, ages 14-17, from First Tee chapters around the country at the youth leadership event.

Hosted by First Tee headquarters, the academy recognizes and rewards exceptional teen participants who are prepared to build upon leadership skills introduced through programs at First Tee chapters. Top coaches in First Tee’s network deliver the golf and leadership instruction that incorporate the First Tee’s Nine Core Values in a concentrated, week-long event. Participants build skills preparing them for success beyond the golf course. They will experience championship golf, career exploration, dorm living at Boise State University and meeting other teens from around the country sharing golf as their common bond.

“I am so excited to have been chosen for this opportunity. Since being a participant in The First Tee my coaches, teachers, family and friends have helped me to strengthen my self-confidence.” – Kat Sheirok

Sheirok, 16, is a junior at Trinity High School in River Forest, IL. Active in First Tee of Greater Chicago for 7 years, she participates as a junior coach and volunteers in several chapter events. She also volunteers at the cat animal shelter near her school, Alter server at church and many other community and school activities.

“Kat has a great personality and interacts very well with others. She is always eager to help and exhibits leadership skills in everything she does.” – Coach Erika

The First Tee is a youth development organization dedicated to helping youth builds character through the game of golf. Through in-school and after-school programs, it helps shape young people’s lives by reinforcing values like integrity, respect, and perseverance embedded in the game of golf.

For more information, visit www.thefirstteegreaterchicago.org To request an interview with Sheirok call 773-502-0259 and ask for Assistant Program Director Erika Shavers

About First Tee of Greater Chicago

The First Tee www.thefirstteegreaterchicago.org is a nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its beginning, The First Tee of Greater Chicago has expanded to reach 50,000+ young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving locations. First Tee of Greater Chicago is one of 145 First Tee chapters across the United States and select international locations.

Media Contact: Shannon Lucas, 630-537-0556 shannon@rytechllc.com

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