– Pros and First Tee junior participants tee off for a great cause, as Chevron donates $6,000 per eagle to local STEM programs
The Chevron STEM Zone will open its doors to local students to explore the real-world applications of STEM through sports –
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2017
Lesley Varney, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, [email protected], 831-649-1533
PEBBLE BEACH, Ca. – At this week’s PURE Insurance Championship golf tournament, Chevron is shooting to raise $220,000 through its Eagles for Education Initiative to benefit science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs in Northern California. Chevron will donate $6,000 per every eagle made during the tournament, with proceeds supporting over 22,000 students in local STEM programs, including The First Tee, CHISPA, Greenfield Community Science Workshop and El Camino Real Fútbol League.
The Championship gives 81 top junior golfers from The First Tee the opportunity to play alongside 81 PGA Tour Champion players—including Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Kirk Triplett, Davis Love III, and Sir Nick Faldo—in a competition for the Pro-Junior title. The First Tee tournament participants will also have access to the Chevron STEM Zone, an interactive exhibit that illustrates STEM concepts through real-world applications like golf, and brings STEM education to life through exciting, hands-on activities. Over the course of the week, Chevron’s STEM Zone will be open to the public and host over 1,700 students from local communities like Monterey, Salinas and Seaside.
Chevron’s Eagles for Education initiative and partnership with the PURE Insurance Championship exemplify the company’s ongoing commitment to increasing STEM education quality and access. Chevron provides resources, such as the STEM Zone, to encourage students to pursue STEM careers, and to train these future leaders in skills crucial to the well-paying jobs of the future. Chevron’s Eagles for Education program has raised over $7.2 million for non-profits such as The First Tee since 2011.
“It’s inspiring to see youth from our community and participants from The First Tee engaging in STEM Zone activities,” said Steve John, Tournament Director and Monterey Peninsula Foundation CEO. “They have so much fun digging into and playing around with the science behind their favorite sports.”
The First Tee is a youth development organization, which promotes character-building and healthy life choices through the lessons of golf. Using golf as a model, young people in The First Tee program are taught life-long values—honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgement—to help them live confidently and nobly on and off the golf course.
About Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Monterey Peninsula Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization which donates funds from the proceeds of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA TOUR and the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee, a PGA TOUR Champions tournament. The Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties.
Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) is a policyholder-owned insurer dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for responsible high net worth individuals and families. PURE provides best-in-class, customizable coverage throughout the U.S. for high-value homes, automobiles, jewelry, art, personal liability, watercraft and flood. Having grown by more than 40% every year since inception, today PURE insures more than 55,000 responsible, high net worth families. Inspired by some of the finest policyholder-owned companies in the world, PURE emphasizes alignment of interests and transparency. PURE’s low cost of capital, careful member selection, and proactive risk management all contribute to highly competitive rates. In return for a fee, PURE Risk Management, LLC acts as Attorney-in-Fact for PURE. For more information or to find a local broker, visit pureinsurance.com.
About The First Tee
The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving locations.
Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has grown its network to deliver programs in all 50 United States. In 2016, The First Tee brought character education through the game of golf to more than 5.3 million young people. The First Tee’s Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is The First Tee’s Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.