On February 9, 2017, The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia hosted the 2017 Leaders & Achievers Gala at Cescaphe Ballroom. The event had more than 200 attendees to celebrate the first ever event. The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia’s Board President, Jay Sigel, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless service to the chapter for more than four decades. Motivational speaker, Erik Weihenmayber, inspired the audience with his tales from his climbing Everest and most recently his kayaking the 277-mile expanse down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. These stories and more are featured in his new book No Barriers.
Throughout the evening, guests heard from various The First Tee participants such as Caitlyn Plover and Charli Jones. They also heard from Parent, volunteer, and coach Johnnie Baker.