WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - 2020 has been a year of postponements and cancellations.
Still, the First Tee of Greater Wilmington continued its annual tradition of hosting a Halloween themed golf party at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course on Tuesday.
“We still wanted to make this happen this year,” said Brittany Zachrich, The First Tee of Greater Wilmington Director of Outreach. “Just because Halloween is going to look a little bit different for everybody...so, trying to keep things normal for the kids was definitely on the front of our minds.”
The First Tee implemented safety precautions to keep the kids safe from COVID-19.
“We just had to separate the apparatus on the greens, in the fairways,” said Randy Hofer, the First Tee of Greater Wilmington Executive Director. “We used lots of noodles and safety zones.”
The evening allowed kids to be able to have Halloween fun before they try to trick-or-treat during a pandemic on Saturday.
“We’re not gonna go with as many people as we normally would,” said Tara Kuehner. “Some doors are going to say that we’re not home...just grab candy or something.”
The First Tee program isn’t just about learning how to hit a golf ball, it teaches core values.
“It has to do with confidence, sportsmanship, perseverance, integrity, honesty...stuff like that,” said Maci Laymon.
Core values that go beyond the course.