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SEATTLE - (Nov. 29) The Seattle U golf teams volunteered their services to help the Greater Seattle First Tee. The team was at the First Tee week nine event that hosted over 300 participants and their families. The First Tee is an organization that is designed to make the game of golf accessible for all and teach lifestyle skills to those who participate.

"Giving back to your community is a very important part of being a collegiate athlete at Seattle University," Head Coach Marc Chandonnet said. "As a coach one of the most important things I look for in our student athletes is the ability to appreciate the special opportunities that life provides. Participating in events like this allow us the opportunity to share our knowledge, motivate those less fortunate and just build friendships locally with the people who support the growth of our game.”

The Redhawk golfers attended the event at Jefferson Park Golf Course and Crossroads Par-3 course to facilitate operations and help the kids. Evan Johnsen, the program director at the Greater Seattle First Tee, issued a statement to the student athletes that came and helped.

"We had the pleasure of hosting the Seattle University Men’s and Women’s golfers, and how cool was that?" Johnsen said. "Seattle U golfers, you are impressive players, but even better role models. The kids had a blast meeting you, hearing about your golf experiences, and even trying to challenge you on some of the par-3 holes. You are welcome back to any Week 9 Championship we have in the future, that’s for certain!"

The Seattle U women's team resumes play on Feb. 12 in Long Beach, Calif., while the Redhawk men resume on Jan. 29 in Ventura County, Calif.

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