Pebble Beach, Calif., February 16, 2017 – Today, through its Eagles for Education Initiative, Chevron Corporation donated nearly $200,000 to Monterey County and Central Coast science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs, capping its STEM-focused involvement in the 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament. Chevron pledged to donate $11,000 for every eagle recorded Thursday through Saturday during the Pro-Am, and $22,000 for every eagle recorded on Sunday by PGA Tour Professionals.
Fourteen eagles were scored across the four days at Pebble Beach Golf Course, totaling $198,000, which will benefit local education programs run by Rancho Cielo, First Tee of Monterey County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Girls Inc. of the Central Coast and First Tee Central Coast. The PGA Tour and its charitable causes, including Eagles for Education, raised $166 million in 2016, bringing its all-time donations to nearly $2.5 billion.
“We are grateful for Chevron’s continued support of our Monterey County community and students,” said Steve John, Monterey Peninsula Foundation CEO and tournament director. “The Eagles for Education program captures Chevron’s commitment to expanding STEM opportunities by investing in students and the future of education.”
Several professional golfers and celebrity athletes took part in Chevron-sponsored, Champions vs. Champions Shoot Out on Tuesday of tournament week. Former AT&T Pro-Am Champions Vaughn Taylor, Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker and D.A. Points and celebrity athletes Wayne Gretzky, Matt Cain, Larry Fitzgerald, Aaron Rodgers and Kelly Slater participated in a lively indoor putting competition, sponsored by Chevron Corporation, where players had to avoid obstacles, sometimes while wearing a pair of prism goggles that adjusted visual feedback and appeared to shift the position of their golf ball.
Also during the tournament, Chevron hosted Monterey County students in the Chevron STEM Zone, an interactive space that illustrates exciting and real-world STEM applications through the science of sports throughout the tournament days.
The Eagles for Education initiative and STEM Zone are part of Chevron’s global education commitment to increase access to, and quality of, STEM education and technical training. Since 2013, Chevron has invested over $300 million in education initiatives worldwide. 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 for successful careers.
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Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
About Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Monterey Peninsula Foundation (MPF) is a charitable foundation, which disburses funds from the proceeds of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a PGA TOUR event and the PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach, a PGA TOUR Champions event. MPF focuses on improving the quality of life in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties. In the 2015/2016 fiscal year, MPF donated $10.8 million dollars to non-profit organizations in the three adjoining counties.
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