Company supports STEM education in Monterey County during AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro‐Am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2014
Pebble Beach, CA – Today, Chevron Corporation contributed $195,000 to Monterey County educational programs through the company’s Eagles for Education (EFE) initiative. During the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro‐Am, Chevron pledged to donate $5,000 for every eagle recorded during play. Over the course of the tournament, 39 eagles were scored, totaling $195,000. Proceeds from Chevron’s EFE initiative will benefit nearly 20,000 students through educational programs, including Cabrillo College and Project Lead The Way.
“Few things are more important than education,” said Steve Woodhead, manager of global social investments at Chevron. “Chevron is proud to invest in science, technology, engineering and math programs that energize students to follow career paths, which meet tomorrow’s business needs.”
Also at the tournament, Chevron hosted more than 1,000 Monterey County students in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) ZONE. The STEM ZONE is an exhibit that uses golf to illustrate real‐world STEM applications and to create awareness of how these concepts connect with everyday life.
The Eagles for Education initiative and STEM ZONE are a part of Chevron’s $100 million dollar education commitment to support programs that increase access to and the quality of education and career and technical training. Chevron partners with education organizations, government officials, non‐ profit organizations and community leaders to develop and support innovative programs that invest in tomorrow’s workforce by educating students, training teachers, providing classroom resources, supporting educational standards, funding out‐of‐school activities and preparing workers to excel in their jobs.
“The Eagles for Education program is a great example of Chevron’s investment in the future of education,” said Steve John, CEO of Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host organization of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro‐Am. “We are grateful for their support of local, Monterey County students.”
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About Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Monterey Peninsula Foundation (MPF) is a charitable foundation which disburses funds from the proceeds of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro‐Am on the PGA TOUR and the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach on the Champions Tour. MPF focuses on improving the quality of life in Monterey County and surrounding areas. Since its inception in 1937 the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro‐Am has generated over $110 million for charity. In 2004 the First Tee Open was introduced to serve as a showcase for The First Tee whose global mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life‐enhancing values through the game of golf. www.montereypeninsulafoundation.org
About the PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co‐sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players. PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 715 million households in 225 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non‐profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $121 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all‐time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion.
The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
About Pebble Beach Company
Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world‐famous Pebble Beach Resorts, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palmero. The company also operates four world‐renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course. Its other famed properties include the scenic 17‐Mile Drive and The Spa at Pebble Beach, and it annually hosts premier events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro‐Am, the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational, the Pebble Beach Food & Wine event and the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Site of the 2019 U.S. Open, Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted five U.S. Opens, four U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship, and numerous other tournaments. www.pebblebeach.com.
About Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Monterey Peninsula Country Club (MPCC) is a private Member‐owned club spanning over 400 acres in the Del Monte Forest with nearly two miles of coastline golf. The Club boasts two top‐rated, championship golf courses, The Shore Course designed by the late golf course architect Michael Strantz, (2004) and the Dunes Course, most recently renovated by Rees Jones, (1998) as well as multiple dining venues and a health and wellness center. The Club was founded in 1925 and is enjoyed today, by over 1,000 Member families from across the globe
For further information:
Monterey Peninsula Foundation
831 649-1533 ext. 232