The original construction of The First Tee of Salina was paid for by the following grants and donations.


Verla Nesbitt Joscelyn Foundation $200,000
City of Salina $200,000
The First Tee $100,000
USGA $100,000
Carl Willis Memorial $20,000

The First Tee of Salina also has an Endowment Fund which was created by the generous gifts of the following groups and individuals.
Verla Nesbitt Joscelyn Foundation $50,000


Bill and Pat Knox
James R. Allen (In memory of Janice J. Allen)
Bill and Helen Graves
Research Products Company
Kay and Barbara Bloom
Rex Romeiser and Nancy Bressler in honor of their parents


The First Tee is reliant upon charitable contributions to carry out our mission and is grateful to receive widespread support from those in the golf industry and beyond. A fundamental strength of The First Tee is the direct support it receives from some of the game’s most respected and influential organizations. Their leadership has inspired others to embrace the mission of The First Tee.