October 16, 2016 • Stockton Golf & Country Club
The Ricky and Suzanne Barnes Foundation has played a tremendous part in my life. Their foundation has kindly donated money to our First Tee Chapter, ensuring that the participants have the best experiences possible. I will forever be grateful for all that they have done in making The First Tee of San Joaquin the best it can be. Every year the Barnes family host a golf tournament to raise money for our local chapter, and for two years I have been given the opportunity to share my surreal experiences through The First Tee and my development as an individual. I was honored to speak in front of such elite people and without a doubt this once in a lifetime experience not only allowed my public speaking skills to grow but my love for those that give up their valued time to better the organization I strongly care about. We definitely need more families like the Barnes family in the world. They are kind, very much respected, and give back to their community. Ricky himself has made me feel as though anything is possible if you just put your mind to it. I will forever believe with all my heart and achieve with all my might. Thanks to the Barnes family I was inspired to dream bigger.