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The Carini Leadership Lab at Pro Kids San Diego

In 2019, Carini Heating, Air and Plumbing launched the Carini Leadership Lab at Pro Kids | The First Tee San Diego. This brand new initiative will provide resources, equipment and facilities at the Pro Kids headquarters, combining new and ongoing initiatives that stress leadership development with mentoring by local business, non-profit executives and media personalities. 

Check out the photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony below:

Upcoming Events

  • Zilosophy on Golf: Observations on the Parallels Between Life and Golf

    Presenter: Michael A. Zildjian
    Author Michael Zildjian will facilitate a fun and exciting presentation on the lessons we can all learn about leadership from the game of golf

  • Leadership in the Arts and Entertainment

    Presenter: Dimiter Marinov
    Emmy Award winning actor Dimiter Marinov co-starred in The Green Book, awarded the 2018 Oscar for Best Picture. He will present a unique perspective on what it take to be a leader in the fields of art and entertainment.

  • Strength Based Leadership

    Presenter: Timi Gleason
    Timi Gleason is an expert in Strength-Based Leadership, a program of self analysis combined with tools and techniques in the field of Leadership Development. Timi will guide participants through the Strength-Based Leadership process over the course of two workshop events

Pro Kids | The First Tee of San Diego is a 501 charitable organization founded in 1994 by former NFL player Ernie Wright. Pro Kids’ mission is to challenge underserved youth to excel in life by promoting character development, life skills, and values through education and the game of golf.  Pro Kids serves more than 1,800 youth, ages 7-17, as a welcoming home each year to kids across San Diego County. Its two primary program locations are in City Heights and Oceanside – both San Diego communities marked by poverty, gang violence, and poor high school graduation rates.

Carini Women's Golf Tournament
  • We are excited to the major sponsor for the all new Pro Kids Competitive Golf Team!
  • The Competitive Team will be affiliated with the PGA Junior League, and will play with golf teams from all over San Diego County
  • The team will consist of boys and girls, many from levels, that haven’t yet been exposed to competitive golf

Interested in helping Carini support San Diego County’s underserved youth? Please donate by clicking the button below!

About Gabriel Carini:

Gabriel Carini is the founder and CEO of Carini Heating, Air and Plumbing in San Diego. He developed an interest in Pro Kids | The First Tee of San Diego while playing golf in a Pro Am tournament alongside young players who were participants in the national First Tee Program. He was so impressed with their maturity and character and was excited to learn that The First Tee originated in San Diego at the facility’s home in Colina Park. Gabriel became very involved personally and as a corporate sponsor for a variety of Pro Kids | The First Tee activities, including the Carini Women’s Golf Tournament; the Pro Kids PGA Junior League Competitive Team; and the founding sponsor of the Carini Leadership Lab. Gabriel is also a member of the Pro Kids Board of Directors.

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