Chevron World Challenge Urban Golf Event Highlights Education

November 11, 2010 at 3:38pm

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.

 

PGA TOUR Professional Fred Couples gives golf lessons to high-performing math students from East Los Angeles.  The gathering celebrates the upcoming Chevron World Challenge, a golf tournament that benefits educational non-profits such as Project Lead the Way, Teach For America, DonorsChoose.org, Tiger Woods Foundation and TELACU Education Foundation. (Photo by Chevron/Bob Riha, Jr.)PGA TOUR Professional Fred Couples gives golf lessons to high-performing math students from East Los Angeles. The gathering celebrates the upcoming Chevron World Challenge, a golf tournament that benefits educational non-profits such as Project Lead the Way, Teach For America, DonorsChoose.org, Tiger Woods Foundation and TELACU Education Foundation. (Photo by Chevron/Bob Riha, Jr.)

 

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. 

 

PGA TOUR Professional Fred Couples attempts a $15,000 'Eagles for Education,’ hole-in-one golf shot at an urban mini-golf course at LA Live as students from Stevenson Middle School in East Los Angeles look on. (Photo by Chevron/Bob Riha, Jr.)PGA TOUR Professional Fred Couples attempts a $15,000 'Eagles for Education,’ hole-in-one golf shot at an urban mini-golf course at LA Live as students from Stevenson Middle School in East Los Angeles look on. (Photo by Chevron/Bob Riha, Jr.)

 

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 presents a $15,000 “Eagles for Education” donation to students from Stevenson Middle School.  The students, selected as high-performing science and math students by their Teach For America teachers, represent some of the Los Angeles youth that will benefit from the Chevron World Challenge, held in Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Dec. 1-5.  Project Lead the Way, Teach For America, DonorsChoose.org, Tiger Woods Foundation and TELACU Education Foundation are Chevron’s five nonprofit partners that will receive funds from the golf tournament.  (Photo by Chevron/Bob Riha, Jr.)Chevron presents a $15,000 “Eagles for Education” donation to students from Stevenson Middle School. The students, selected as high-performing science and math students by their Teach For America teachers, represent some of the Los Angeles youth that will benefit from the Chevron World Challenge, held in Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Dec. 1-5. Project Lead the Way, Teach For America, DonorsChoose.org, Tiger Woods Foundation and TELACU Education Foundation are Chevron’s five nonprofit partners that will receive funds from the golf tournament. (Photo by Chevron/Bob Riha, Jr.)

 

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.