San Francisco, CA: The First Tee of San Francisco unveiled a new shipping container classroom this month at the 2015 WGC Cadillac Match Play Championships. Container Solutions is proud to have been able to assist The First Tee Foundation of SF in creating a welcoming and functional classroom where children are taught core values and life skills through the game of golf.
The First Tee of San Francisco uses golf to teach young people core values that will help them to be successful in school and in life. These life skills include honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment. The new shipping container classroom is central to fulfilling this mission because, as Program Director Taylor White said, “the classroom is where we really can get the kids involved in the life skills aspect of what we’re doing”.
The First Tee of San Francisco chose to work with Container Solutions to build the modified 40’ Shipping Container because of the numerous benefits that are attached to building with shipping containers. The 40’ Shipping Container is the most popular vessel for shipping worldwide. Triton Container International, a core supplier of Container Solutions, was kind enough to donate the container for Container Solutions to modify. While initially attracted to the green aspect of reusing or recycling a shipping container for an alternative use, The First Tee of San Francisco quickly found that using a container has numerous other benefits.
One important benefit was the inherent strength and durability of shipping containers, as The First Tee of San Francisco serves over 10,000 children annually. Other important benefits were the shipping container’s cost efficiency and ability to be easily customized. Container Solutions worked closely with First Tee of San Francisco to make sure that the container classroom would fulfill all their needs. Container Solutions modified a shipping container with windows, flooring, electrical wiring, lighting, and custom doors. Once the modifications were completed and the container was ready, Container Solutions was able to quickly place the shipping classroom on-site. From start to finish the project took only 3 weeks to complete.
Container Solutions is thankful for the ability to build and maintain ties with the San Francisco community. We are excited to help The First Tee of San Francisco continue their important work and that thousands of young people will continue to have the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed.
Since 1999, Container Solutions has been helping the Bay Area with all of their storage needs. We offer shipping containers for rent or purchase and offer a variety of container modifications. Container Solutions is focused on meeting customer needs and providing the best service in the container industry. Contact us at (800) 506-7368 or fill out an online quote.