Chevron World Challenge Urban Golf Event Highlights Education
Today, sixth grade math students in Teach For America classes at Stevenson Middle School in Los Angeles were rewarded for their hard work with a fun filled golf experience. The students, joined by PGA TOUR professional Fred Couples, Chevron representatives, Los Angeles dignitaries and community leaders played a round of miniature golf to highlight education and celebrate the upcoming Chevron World Challenge.
In just a few days, Chevron and partners built a 9-hole miniature golf course, complete with sand trap, pro shop and clubhouse in the LA Live plaza outside of the Staples Center. Today’s event started with Teach For America students learning the basics of golf from Fred Couples and golf physics from a local aerospace engineer. Afterward, the students were paired with Los Angeles dignitaries, including Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Gruel, Los Angeles City Council Woman Jan Perry and Chief Deputy Assessor Gary Townsend, who served as their caddies for the day.
At the event, Fred Couples missed his hole-in-one attempt to win $15,000 for charities. But Chevron decided to still donate $15,000 to benefit the Chevron World Challenge’s nonprofit partners: DonorsChoose.org, Project Lead the Way, Teach For America, TELACU Education Foundation and the Tiger Woods Foundation. Not only that, but Fred has decided to match Chevron’s contribution, for a combined donation of $30,000.
Chevron plans to raise additional funds for education through Eagles for Education, a competition which will donate $15,000 for every eagle made during tournament rounds.