A look at the TWF Scholars’ 11-day journey in China
This summer, 14 fortunate scholars received the opportunity to have what could easily be the most memorable summer experience of their lives. After over a year of planning, the Earl Woods Scholars were welcomed to Beijing and Shanghai for an all-expenses paid trip courtesy of Ourgame, parent company to the World Poker Tour®.
The trip, spanning 11 days, gave the scholars the opportunity to not only interact with the Chinese culture and visit historical sites, but to volunteer and give back to the community. Here’s a photo blog of their adventures.
World Poker Tour’s Cathy Zhao eagerly waits to welcome the 14 Earl Woods Scholars and two chaperones to Bejing.
Quick chopstick lesson before dinner.
Scholars started off their second day by visiting the Temple of Heaven.
Next of many historical sites on the list, the Forbidden City.
Scholars took on the big screens as they played World of Tanks in Ourgame’s Wangyu eSports Arena.
While shadowing employees of Ourgame, these scholars not only had the opportunity to understand the work life in China but also formed new friendships. Morning well spent!
Thankful for the calligraphy lessons, Keisha Osei gifted calligraphy master and teacher, Chen, a Tiger Woods Foundation T-Dub.
Oscar Chavez learns how to write the character “Yong” or “forever” during calligraphy lessons at Beijing Language and Culture University.
It seems like the scholars were not the only ones in on the fun. Tiger Woods Foundation and Ourgame staff posed for this thought-provoking image in the transparent observatory at Oriental Pearl Tower.
In the locker rooms of Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium, scholars were spotted mimicking poses of the Shanghai Shenhua Football Club.
Shanghai Pudong skyline. Amazing!
Eunyque Sykes showed her cheerful smile as she and the other scholars volunteered at the Shanghai vs. Beijing Gou’an soccer game at Beijing’s Workers’ Stadium.
Time to enjoy the game!
Thankful for a chance to give back, these scholars made their way to a school in rural China to volunteer at a charity event.
Students and scholars stopped to take a break from their one-legged race.
Maria Zepeda,smiled with pride after she successfully sewed her own tank-top during a visit to the Aimer factory.
And last but not least, the Great Wall!
Anita Chheang jumps for joy on the Great Wall.