PricewaterhouseCoopers hosted four members of the 2012-13 class of The First Tee Scholars to attend the Executive Forum at THE PLAYERS Championship. The Scholars are in their freshmen year of college at various schools around the country and were selected by The First Tee because of their outstanding academic performance, community involvement, and leadership qualities. The purpose of the Scholars' attendance at THE PLAYERS was to heighten their awareness of corporate America and to meet senior executives who were in attendance. The Santa Clara Broncos were proud to send rookie Ashley Noda.
The First Tee is a nonprofit youth development organization dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through the game of golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship. The First Tee, using a curriculum based on Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits, reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools, and on military installations.
Below Noda blogged about what she did at THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP.
-Arrived in Jacksonville, Fla.
-Drove to Sawgrass Marriott Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
-Attended Welcome Reception and Dinner to meet our PwC mentors for the week and to mingle
-Keynote Speaker (Erskine Bowles, Co-Founder of The Campaign to Fix the Debt and Former Co-Chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform) who spoke on the debt crisis and the tough choices ahead for America
-PwC Executive Forum with CEO Panel Discussion (Samuel Allen - Chairman and CEO of Deere & Company, Ellen Kullman - Chair of the Board and CEO of E. I. du Pont Nemours and Company, Michael Thaman - Chairman and CEO of Owens Corning) moderated by US Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC, Bob Moritz, about driving corporate strategy in a global economy, also including a group polling session and table discussions
-Cocktail reception and dinner at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse with attendance by PGA Tour players and PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem
-Volunteered at The First Tee Challenge Hole, a replica of the iconic par 3 17th, to raise money for The First Tee
-Tournament viewing with a thunderstorm, weather delay, and suspension of play
-Cocktail reception and dinner at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club with a PGA Tour Players panel, including Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker, moderated by Dan Hicks of NBC Sports