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STEM Studio D.C. – Educator Growth Through the Student Lens

On June 15-16, TGR EDU: Create delivered STEM Studio in Washington D.C., a free two-day professional learning experience in STEM education based on best practices in lesson design and inquiry-based learning from Tiger Woods Foundation curricula. Learn more from TGR EDU: Create’s director David Tong about how we’re working with educators to improve STEM learning for students everywhere.

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Now Live: TGR EDU: Explore’s Following Nature’s Lead

Last week, TGR EDU: Explore launched its first digital module focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Following Nature’s Lead, a 20-25-minute experience geared toward middle school students that is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Using this innovative tool, students will be given the opportunity to explore careers and engineering innovations through the lens of biomimicry.

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Disrupting the Gender Gap in Computer Science

We’re excited to introduce you to a STEM trailblazer, Kavya Kopparapu. At just 16 years old and a rising senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Washington, D.C., Kavya is on a mission to introduce more girls to STEM. Her nonprofit, GirlsComputingLeague, has allowed her to reach thousands of girls and speak at numerous distinguished STEM events across the country. During the Tiger Woods Foundation’s DC STEM Fair Teacher Semina, held in collaboration with the D.C STEM Network this past March, we had the opportunity to see Kavya in action as she co-led a professional development class with our instructor. Without a doubt, Kavya Kopparapu is one to watch—and we can’t see where she goes. Read on to hear from Kavya herself, watch her dynamic speech at the March for Science and learn more about her passion for STEM.

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Building a Foundation Through STEM

For the past four years, the TGR Learning Lab satellite at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School has served as a retreat from the drugs and crime that plagued Gregory Damas’ neighborhood. With plans to attend Villanova University in the fall, Gregory’s resilience and drive stand as an example for others dealing with similar obstacles. Read on to learn how Gregory’s experience with STEM helped build his foundation and has given him the tools necessary to pursue his goals and dreams.

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Tuesday Tip: Community Plays an Important Role in Planning a Successful Championship

Mike Antolini has significant experience planning and executing PGA TOUR tournaments as the VP of Championships for TGR Live. Prior to TGR Live, Mike oversaw our national golf championship as the Manager of the 2008 U.S. Open. In his experience leading this world renowned championship, he has taken away many lessons that can be applied daily, […]

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Unrelenting Champions Spotlight: Anshi & Alexis

At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we have the distinct honor of coming alongside incredibly bright and driven young people, and equipping them with the resources they need to achieve their definition of success. We call them our Unrelenting Champions. A fitting description because they tirelessly and relentlessly pursue their dreams, and achieve them. This month we’d like to introduce you to two such champions and Earl Woods Scholars, Anshi & Alexis.

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Scholar Voices: Computer Science Bootcamp

In our latest Scholar Voices feature, we hear from Earl Woods Scholar Christopher Camacho, a rising sophomore majoring in computer engineering at Boston’s Tufts University. This summer, Christopher returns to his hometown of Santa Ana, California and brings with him his passion for computers and technology in hopes of providing much needed resources to his community and peers. Learn more about Christopher’s student-led computer science pilot program at his alma mater, Santa Ana High School, and how he hopes to introduce and engage more students in the field of STEM.

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TWF’s First Lawyer Headlines Tiger Jam

Our 19th annual Tiger Jam at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas was a weekend to remember. From an epic performance by Darius Rucker to star-studded guest appearances by supermodel Kate Upton, musician Kid Rock and many more, celebrities came out in full support of the Tiger Woods Foundation. In today’s post, we’re looking back at a special moment during the weekend—a moment that stands as a true reminder of why we do the work we do.

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Introducing Paleo Tech

This summer TGR Learning Lab is hosting another group of students for our Summer Academy. We are excited to be offering a new class for upper elementary students called Paleo Tech. While other students will be working with today’s technology, the students in Paleo Tech will be working with some of the tools that got us where we are today.

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Reserve the best seats in the house

Where will you be watching when the final pairings make their way to the closing holes during the 2017 Quicken Loans National? As TPC Potomac hosts the Quicken Loans National for the first time, the golf course will test the pros, leaving an action-packed finish on Sunday afternoon.

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My National Day: A Family Meal

I spend my days as the head chef at TPC Potomac. But this story is about the most important meal I cook each year. It’s not a meal I cook at the club, but one I cook for a very special type of club.

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Tiger Jam Rocks Another Epic Weekend in Las Vegas

Tiger Jam returned to Las Vegas Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 for another unforgettable weekend at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. From golf at Shadow Creek to a poolside concert from Darius Rucker, the 19th annual exclusive event was a definite success. All proceeds from the sold-out, two-day charity event help the […]

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Introducing the 2017 Cohort of Earl Woods Scholars

Every spring, our Earl Woods Scholar Program staff and committee have the honor of selecting the next cohort of students to bear the name of Earl Woods Scholar. While it’s one of the most rewarding and inspiring seasons of the year, it’s also an arduous task, narrowing down a pool of over 1,000 incredible applicants to a total of 45 lucky recipients. From Orange County and Boston, to New York and Washington, D.C., our staff spent nearly 25 hours interviewing candidates to identify high-potential students in need who demonstrate a commitment to community service–the hallmarks of an Earl Woods Scholar. After painstaking deliberation, a new class of truly impressive and ambitious individuals emerged.

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Tiger’s Blog: Updates on Tiger Jam and My Recovery

I heard so many great things about last weekend’s Tiger Jam. It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year and it’s the first time I couldn’t attend. Special thanks to MGM Grand and to all my friends who pitched in to make Tiger Jam a big success. Kate Upton played poker and hosted our Saturday night dinner.

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The ultimate hospitality experience

It’s the premiere location on course. It’s the premiere experience at the tournament. When the 2017 Quicken Loans National heads to TPC Potomac June 26 – July 2, the Deltek Capital Club is the ultimate combination of golf and hospitality.

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Scholar Voices: Giving Back in Lewiston, Maine

In our latest Scholar Voices piece, we hear from Earl Woods Scholar and Bates College rising sophomore David Garcia. An Orange County, California native, David shares how moving across the country to Maine and attending a private liberal arts college has exposed him to many serious issues—from poverty and drugs to racism—plaguing his new, local community. For David, bearing witness to these problems has not only reinforced his need to give back to the community, but has shown him how vital civic engagement is.

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Tracking the Transition: Digital Content in Our Schools

Earlier this month, Tiger Woods Foundation’s VP of Programs and Education, Dr. Katherine Bihr, had the opportunity to present at Discovery Education’s annual Superintendent Digital Transition Symposium in San Diego, California. Speaking to hundreds of superintendents as well as district and thought leaders from across the U.S., Bihr and conference host and co-presenter Dr. Karen […]

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The Earl Woods Scholar Program Expands D.C. Model

Now in its 11th year, the Earl Woods Scholar Program has grown tremendously, providing 194 students with college scholarships, to date. However, guided by the belief that we can always do better, the Tiger Woods Foundation and the Earl Woods Scholar Program has its sights set on doubling the number of scholars we reach. To […]

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2017 Tiger Jam Sold Out – Get on the List for 2018

The highly anticipated Tiger Jam 2017 has sold out. The annual charity event, which features four incredible events in one: Tiger’s Poker Night presented by World Poker Tour®; golf at the exclusive Shadow Creek; a premium auction and private concert with Darius Rucker; and an epic post-party celebration at Topgolf Las Vegas, will help the […]

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Three steps to the perfect gift

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? While a new set of golf clubs are nice, and a new neck tie is a staple Father’s Day gift, the best gifts often aren’t physical possessions. Years from now, you’ll remember the memories you made with family and friends over the gifts you’ve received. So, this Father’s Day and […]

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