Wes Farrell decided to bring First Tee to Puerto Rico in 2019. First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. We’re Building Game Changers through our junior golf programs.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Wes Farrell has been a supporter of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital for over a decade. He was one of the founders of the Fashion Gives Back event which has grown into one of the hospitals most important fundraising events each year. He has also serves as a young ambassador for the hospital for close to a decade.
Fashion Gives Back
In 2011, Ricky Patel & Wes Farrell created an event called fashion gives back to raise funds for the Nicklaus Children’s hospital. During 2011 they had 35 people attend and raised approximately $3000. Since then, the event has turned into a spectacular event featuring Ricky Patel as Co-chair and raising over $100,000.00 every year with audience in excess of 450 people.
Puerto Rico Relief
Ricky Patel & Wes Farrell believed it was important to help give back to the island after Hurricane Maria devastated it. Since the hurricane, they have raised over $100,000.00 and personally donated over $25,000.00 to help provide food, shelter, clothing and supplies to the people who were left without shelter, water or power.