This week I want to highlight another interesting charity that is tied to the performance of the golfers during a tournament, Eagles for Education.
Chevron Corporation introduced Eagles for Education last year at the tournament they sponsor in December. The donation amount increased each day and on the final day of the tournament an eagle was worth $100,000. According to Chevron’s State of Energy Newsletter, “A total of 13 eagles and one double eagle were scored, resulting in an additional $530,000 for the nonprofit partners.”
Chevron has continued this charitable program in 2012 and this week at the AT&T Pebble Beach ProAm, 46 eagles were recorded. The donation amount per eagle was not as significant as it was at Chevron’s event last December but it still generated a great deal of money. The per eagle donation was $8,000 for a total of $184,000.
The next stop on the tour is the Northern Trust Open and according to their website Chevron is bringing Eagles for Education to the Northern Trust Open and donating $2,500 for every eagle recorded during the tournament.
The other interesting event that Chevron ties to their participation at the tournaments is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Zone to educate youth. At the tournament they will have a demonstration on some type of science or technology based on golf to make it fun. For example, the flight of a golf ball which is demonstrated in this Chevron World Challenge video.
If you want to see a more in-depth discussion of the program watch the Golf Channel’s Video on the Chevron STEM Program.