A long time Children’s Course participant and now an assistant coach, she says that golf has opened doors in her life. Her mentors at the Children’s Course encouraged her and because of their support she’s persevered though many challenges to earn a college scholarship. Tya won the 2017 Oregon Sports Awards “Play It Forward” award and recently won the Oregon girls 6A high school championship. Learn more about Tya's story.
The THRIVE Mentor Program had its first high school graduate in Spring ’18. Jacky Acosta, 18, has been with THRIVE since its inception in 2013. Jacky has aspirations to attend cosmetology school and has been working with a mentor to tour area schools and work on the application and financial aid processes.
Justin Potwora was one of 81 participants nationwide to be selected to The First Tee’s most prestigious event, the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach, and won it with Bernhard Langer.