Champions Tour Players and junior golfers will compete, as Chevron donates $6,000 for every eagle, double-eagle and hole-in-one.
The Chevron STEM Zone welcomes thousands of local students to experience STEM hands-on through sports.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2016
Pebble Beach, California – This week Chevron Corporation aims to raise $230,000 for science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs in Northern California
through the company’s Eagles for Education initiative. During the Nature Valley First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, Chevron will donate $6,000 for every eagle, double-eagle and hole-in-one.
Proceeds from Eagles for Education will benefit over 600 students per eagle through education programs, including The First Tee, CHIPSA and Monterey Peninsula College Foundation. The Open will feature 81 Champions Tour players and 81 junior golfers, giving young players from across the country a chance to play with professional golfers and celebrity athlete Mark Mulder.
After a day playing on the course, these junior golfers will have exclusive access to Chevron’s
STEM Zone, an exhibition that uses golf to illustrate real-world STEM applications and to create awareness of how these concepts connect with everyday life. Chevron will also invite1,400 students from Monterey and the Salinas Valley to visit the STEM Zone at the tournament. “Every time I bring a group of kids in, they all enjoy themselves and have a great time learning about STEM properties as they relate to the game of golf,” said Coach of The First Tee of Contra Costa who brought students to the STEM Zone during the 2015 tournament.