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The First Tee opens for first day

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October 22, 2005

Albany-- A 1,400 square foot learning center meant to develop the skills of kids opened its doors.

For the first time, The First Tee of Albany opened to the public. The First Tee is a nine hole three par golf course, but the goal of the center is much bigger than golf. Through the sport, kids will learn nine core values including honesty, integrity and respect. Those values are meant to develop the mental and social skills of young ones. Ground was broken at the center over a year ago.

"To finally be at this point. Words can't even explain the excitement of our board of directors, myself and everybody that put forth into the program to make sure it's going to be a success," says Executive Director Durante Kirby.

Registration begins next week for classes. They'll be offered three days a week. The facility is behind the Civic Center on the corner of Mercer and Washington streets.

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