Tom & Melissa Briner Heart of First Tee - Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Award

Each Fall, we look forward to the PLAYer Experience and the celebration of our participants. At the event we also celebrate our seniors who have spent years as part of our First Tee family. But in 2019, we felt there was something missing from the celebration. There are so many people that make First Tee - GCNKY successful and impactful in our community and we wanted to celebrate them as well.

About the Tom & Melissa Briner Heart of First Tee GCNKY Award:        

There are many words and contexts that describe a heart. Hearts are central, they are vital, and they are strong. Heartbeats are steady and a source of energy. People are the heartbeat of an organization. Those with big hearts are generous; they care, nurture, encourage, and inspire. Said more simply, they love. Those who embrace these qualities live out the essence of the mission every day. Tom and Melissa Briner have been the mission in action since founding our chapter in 2006. They are our heartbeat. The Tom & Melissa Briner Heart of The First Tee GCNKY Award was established to recognize those who embody the ideals and commitment of the Briners to reaching more children and positively impacting their lives through the game of golf.

Who can you nominate? 

This award recognizes individuals, companies, parents, coaches, volunteers, or staff who embody the “Heart” of the First Tee through giving of time, talent or treasure; by demonstrating and living one of First Tee Core Values; or by going above and beyond to promote or further our missions. Individuals, companies and juniors may be nominated by any member of the First Tee - Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky family (staff, coach, participant, parent, supporter, volunteer, etc.)

When are winners announced? 

Nominations will open each fall on our website. Look for announcements in our monthly newsletters. We will then announce the winner(s) in November of December.

Deadline to submit your nomination form is November 1, 2022.