Drew Munn receives First Tee of South Central Wisconsin’s Dye Family College Award
The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin is proud to announce that Drew Munn, a 2021 Edgewood High School graduate, has been selected to receive the $1,000 Dye Family College Award. To be eligible for the award, an applicant must have achieved Birdie or higher level in First Tee programs, been accepted into a 4-year or 2-year college for the first time, and have a history of community service or “giving back.”
Drew has been with our chapter since its inception in 2011. He reached Birdie level in 2013. Reminiscing, Drew said of the First Tee, “Growing up with First Tee I was introduced to kids who I normally wouldn’t have met. Because of this, I was given some of the best childhood friends that I could have asked for.” He adds, “Noah, Michael, and I had an amazing opportunity to play in the Irwin Cup in Minnesota. It was a tournament involving First Tee organizations from Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas where we were competing against each other. Driving up to the tournament was our first time seeing each other in 4 months and for the 5-hour drive we did not stop talking and laughing. It was not about golf but about being with friends. It was the best memory I could have with some people I will never forget.”
Drew’s history of giving of himself is impressive. He has served as a member of the chapter’s Youth Advisory Council (most recently, as its President), a mentor for younger participants in the chapter’s programs, a youth welcome liaison at the 2021 American Family Championship and this past summer, an assistant coach during summer programs. He explained why he chooses to give back.
“I can go out, give a part of myself and make someone’s day. It does not take much time or energy to give back either. I feel I need to give back because I was a part of organizations that survived on volunteers. Growing up I just thought this was what people did. I didn’t know any different. I guess volunteering for anything is just a part of my life and who I am. At the end of the day it’s amazing to see how a few hours of volunteering impacts others. The reward is seeing their smiles and how happy they are.”
Drew will be attending St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin this fall. We thank him for all he has contributed to the chapter, wish him a stimulating and satisfying journey through college and look forward to his continuing involvement in the chapter’s mission for years to come.