In 2012, funds raised from the Patty Sheehan and Friends LPGA Legends Tour event will support the Patty Sheehan Foundation, dedicated to assisting Northern Nevada women’s and children’s charities. The First Tee of Northern Nevada and Give Hope Foundation Northern Nevada.

The First Tee of Northern Nevada 

Charity logo First TeeThe First Tee of Northern Nevada is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that teaches young people ages 7-17 life skills including honesty, respect, confidence and sportsmanship through the game of golf.  The First Tee of Northern Nevada will never turn a child away because of inability to pay.

The Northern Nevada Youth Golf Foundation was founded in 2001 to create a Chapter of The First Tee in the Northern Nevada area.  In August 2005  The First Tee of Northern Nevada was recognized as an official Chapter of The First Tee.

Give Hope Foundation 

Since it’s inception in 2001, Give Hope has assisted over 275 families in Northern Nevada.

The Give Hope Foundation focuses on the child, not the illness. Most local and national foundations assisting children with illnesses are limited to focus on a single illness. At the Give Hope Foundation, we are not limited in this area and we have the ability to help many families who might otherwise fall through the cracks.  The child’s and the family’s ability to cope with the illness is our number one priority.

The Give Hope Foundation helps Northern Nevada families with children coping with catastrophic illnesses by providing financial assistance for uncovered medical expenses, travel expenses related to treatments, rent or mortgage payments and other expenses necessary to maintain the home for the child. Consideration may also be given to assist with payment of medical insurance premiums when the insured’s parent is on leave from his or her employer due to the child’s illness.


In 2011, Patty Sheehan and Friends supported three local charity organization as recipients of contributions raised by Patty Sheehan and Friends LPGA Legends Tour event.

Charity logo First TeeThe First Tee of Northern Nevada

The First Tee of Northern Nevada, a Nevada 501 (c) (3) non-profit youth development organization is much more than a junior golf program. The First Tee is also a life skills program that provides skills to “Keep Kids on Course”. Young people in The First Tee learn to set goals and how to reach them, evaluate their decisions and judgment, improve their interpersonal communication skills, and build confidence in their abilities while learning a healthy activity they can enjoy their entire life.

In 2010, The First Tee of Northern Nevada served over 3,550 youth in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City. Six hundred and sixty seven, 657, young people participated in programs at 12 area golf courses, with 40% paying no fees due to financial hardship.


STEP2 is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program that provides women and their children suffering from chemical addiction, poverty and domestic violence the opportunity to rebuild their lives. The result is self-sufficient healthy families.

 STEP2 is happy to boast a 63% success rate for women battling chemical dependency compared to the national average of 17%. People often wonder why women suffering from chemical addiction can’t simply clean up, get a job, and get their lives back on track. STEP2′s unique program has the answers. For further information, visit

Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW)

CAAW is an Organization for Families which provides free, confidential, bilingual services 24-hours a day to families in Washoe County, Nevada, as they seek to end the abuse in their lives.

CAAW’s mission quite simply is to change lives  by ending family violence.