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Dr. Katherine Bihr shares the power and purpose of a mentor

Each year TGR Foundation welcomes dozens of students into the Earl Woods Scholar Program providing support beyond financial aid. Each scholar is matched with a dedicated mentor who will support and guide them through their college years and beyond. The mentorship component of the program has proven to be both valuable and memorable for our students, particularly those that leave home for the first time.

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Tiger Opens Hero World Challenge With Up-And-Down 72, Six Back Of Lead

NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas — Some even-par rounds are a bit of a slog—a birdie here, a bogey there, but never deviating too far from the baseline. Others, like Tiger Woods’ opening 72 at the Hero World Challenge, are a bit of a roller coaster. The tournament host made an eagle, four birdies, four bogeys and […]

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Hero World Challenge Player Facts

Eighteen of the world’s best players compete in the 2019 Hero World Challenge. Get to know the players in the field. Patrick Cantlay Former top-ranked amateur made his Hero World Challenge debut in 2018, finishing T5. Bryson DeChambeau Played in the Hero World Challenge for the first time in 2018, finishing T12. Tony Finau His […]

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TGR Foundation celebrates Giving Tuesday, matches December donations

At TGR Foundation we believe the best way to impact the world is to empower those who enter it. Our education programs transform empowerment into impact as we support students and educators around the world. With our generous donors, partners and volunteers, we are joining the global day of philanthropy to Empower The Journey of more students in need on Giving Tuesday, December 3. A $41K match from our Board of Governors will allow us to double the dollars raised through the end of the year.

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Tiger Woods Is Ready For A Two-Week Sprint, Beginning With The Hero World Challenge

NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas — Tiger Woods took a leisurely stroll around Albany Golf Club on Tuesday, enjoying a stress-free pro-am in front of 30ish spectators. It was a laidback day of smiles and catch-ups and ocean breezes—the hardest decision Woods faced was whether to wear a light sweater and be a bit too warm, or […]

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How TGR Foundation Empowered Andrés Cuamani’s Journey

Andrés Cuamani still remembers his first day at the TGR Learning Lab fondly. A 5thgrader at Dr. Peter Marshall Elementary School, Andrés spent a week at the Anaheim-based learning lab studying forensic science with his classmates. From surveying clues at a mock crime scene to studying fingerprinting techniques, Andrés experienced a different kind of learning. But what he really left with was the realization that there were countless opportunities awaiting him.

From 7th– 12thgrade, Andrés was a regular in the building, taking after-school classes from aerospace engineering to golf, and forging lasting, impactful relationships with the teachers. At the age of 16, Andrés became a volunteer at the learning lab and soon after, he became an official employee, landing his first job as a golf range attendant. When he realized his passion for teaching coupled with a desire to lend support to students like himself, Andrés took on an added role in Academic Support, a job he still has today.

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Tiger Woods wins Hero Shot at Baha Mar

Tiger Woods earned the Hero Shot at Baha Mar championship on Monday, December 2, to kick off the 2019 Hero World Challenge. Woods defeated Jordan Spieth in the championship round by a score of 1,800-to-900.  Woods defeated a star-studded field competing in the Hero Shot at Baha Mar which also featured Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon […]

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Hero World Challenge to donate to ONE Bahamas Fun for every birdie, eagle and hole in one made during the 2019 tournament 

As part of ongoing relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Dorian, the Hero World Challenge announced today that additional donations will be made to the ONE Bahamas Fund through a charity challenge to the players. During the 2019 Hero World Challenge, the tournament will make a donation of $500 for each birdie, $1,000 for each eagle and $2,500 for each hole in one made by the professionals in competition rounds at Albany Wednesday, December 4 – Saturday, December 7.

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Scholar Voices: Creating social change through the lens of theatre

My love for theatre started when I was three or four years old and my godmother took me to see a musical, in my hometown of Boston, MA. I do not remember the name of the show or really what it was about, but I was fascinated by the colors and music. Something about seeing the performers act, sing and dance gave them this magical glow on the stage. My young and impressionable mind had concluded that to be so talented you had to have super abilities, and I knew I would be a part of that magic one day.

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Hero Shot at Baha Mar to kick off 2019 Hero World Challenge

The start of the 2019 Hero World Challenge will be unlike any event hosted in The Bahamas. While the action on the course tees off on Wednesday, December 4 at Albany, Bahamas, the week-long festivities of the Hero World Challenge begin on Monday, December 2 as the Hero Shot takes place at Baha Mar.

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The best field in golf

The Hero World Challenge isn’t your average PGA TOUR event. In fact, it’s far from it. Not only in location, but field, experience and so much more. That’s because the Hero World Challenge features the best of golf, but also one of its smallest. At only 18 players, it truly is a compilation of the best players in the world.

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Alexis Ohanian joins TGR Foundation Board of Governors

TGR Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of internet entrepreneur and investor, Alexis Ohanian, to the Board of Governors. 

Ohanian serves as the co-founder and managing partner of San Francisco-based Initialized Capital, an early stage venture fund with over $500M under management and a portfolio with $36B in market value so far. Prior to his work at Initialized Capital, Ohanian co-founded Reddit, a social news and discussion website.

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TGR Foundation celebrates milestone in education impact

Since 2006 when the flagship TGR Learning Lab opened its doors in Anaheim, CA, TGR Foundation has had a lot to celebrate, including its most recent milestone of one million students impacted by TGR EDU: Explore, alone.

Developed in partnership with Discovery Education, TGR EDU: Explore is a free digital resource library that offers interactive web experiences, lesson plans, training videos and tools for educators, students and families to explore new disciplines and gain skills for a modern and expanding workforce.

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TGR Learning Lab Student Spotlight: How Mentorship Guided me through College, Career and Life

As a first-generation Mexican American, I felt intimidated and insecure about applying to college. My mom, knowing well that she could not guide us through the U.S. education system, connected my sister and I to programs that could give us the tools to achieve our academic goals. We joined the TGR Learning Lab, then known as the Tiger Woods Learning Center, in 2008.

I didn’t think much of the programs there – I was not necessarily passionate about STEM, but I was motivated to utilize the college preparation resources despite how confusing and overwhelming it all seemed at the time. It wasn’t until my last year at Savanna High School, in 2013, when I started volunteering at the Learning Lab, that I discovered the power of mentorship. Thanks to the unwavering encouragement of two long-time employees of the Learning Lab, Denisse Jover and Lea Segura, I was able to break out of my shell and gain confidence on my way to college.

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Scholar Voices: Discovering a New Path to Career Success

Ever since I was a little boy, I loved science. Although I come from a rural, mountainous Chinese village called Qian Yang Cun in Fuzhou, I dreamt of becoming a scientist. I always knew I wanted to use science to help people. As a child, I would collect plants and soil from around the mountain and mix them together to create my own “panaceas,” ready to cure dying plants and insects along my path.

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College Access, Success Symposium empowers educators at flagship TGR Learning Lab

Visitors entering the doors of the flagship TGR Learning Lab on Thursday, October 24 shifted from eager fifth graders heading toward the end of their week in the Day Program to dedicated educators excited to gain information, connections and resources to better prepare their students for success. The 5thannual College Access and Success Symposium united educators across Southern California and beyond.

With more than 15 sessions to choose from the symposium covered a variety of higher education-related topics from applications and admissions to understanding financial aid and empowering students to stand out. With more than 150 educators in attendance and limited capacities in the classrooms, many sessions were at full capacity.

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Tiger Woods’ 82nd Win A Celebration Of Excellence, But Patience As Well

CHIBA, Japan — The week started with questions—about his health, about his captaincy, about his game. It finished with history. When the world least expected him to, Tiger Woods won the inaugural Zozo Championship for a staggering 82nd career PGA Tour victory, tying Sam Snead for the all-time record. Woods polished off the win Monday, […]

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Tiger Handles A Marathon Sunday At The ZOZO Championship, Sets Up Potentially Historic Monday

CHIBA, Japan — When Tiger Woods arrived to Narashino Country Club shortly after sunrise on Sunday morning, he led the Zozo Championship by two shots. When he left shortly after sunset—10 hours and 106 pressure-packed shots later—he led by three. In that sense, mission accomplished. But the job isn’t finished just yet. Woods moved closer […]

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A Second Straight 64 Gives Tiger A Two-Shot Lead In Japan And Sets Up Potentially Historic Closing 36 Holes

CHIBA, Japan — Any doubts as to whether Tiger Woods was really, truly a threat to win this week at the Zozo Championship were answered on the first hole Saturday at Narashino Country Club. Woods started things with high-draw fairway wood down the middle, followed that with a knockdown approach right at the flag, and […]

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Shaping Our Future with STEM: My International STEM Studio Journey

International STEM Studio is an amazing initiative. I learned about it after the CEO of Soronko Academy, my boss, attended the inaugural training in 2018. She came back with a new perspective on how to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the academy and how to organize training of the trainer sessions to enable her to share the knowledge she had gained with others, who trained in different parts of Ghana. When she asked me if I would like to take part in the next cohort of the International STEM Studio, I jumped on board with excitement. I couldn’t wait for the growth in the knowledge I knew the training session would come with. I thought about my students, and I knew this was an opportunity to provide them with better education and guide them toward achieving their goals. On July 25th I embarked on a trip to the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA sponsored by the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) to participate in International STEM Studio.

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