- Woods personally inviting the most active fundraiser to meet him
at the AT&T National in Washington, D.C., play in the Pro-Am and receive
an exclusive putting lesson
Visit Facebook and join Tiger Woods and his army of fans as they raise
money for 10 underserved students to attend college. On Monday, April 2, Tiger
and his Foundation officially launched a unique fundraising campaign where fans
can send 10 deserving students to college through the Earl Woods Scholarship
Program. Created in 2006, the program includes tuition, financial assistance,
admissions counseling, dedicated mentors, specialized internships and workshops
for scholars accepted into the program.
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"Something a lot of people don't realize is how big of an impact the first
college graduate has on their entire family," Woods said. "Once this cycle is
broken, it's broken. Younger siblings, children and grandchildren all benefit
from the first child to make it through. This kind of change can have a
profound impact on our global community. I'm lucky enough to be part of an
incredible network of fans and supporters who have the ability to make a
difference, and there are so many people who want to help."
The fundraising campaign will be conducted on Tiger's personal Facebook
page [http://www.facebook.com/Tiger ] via the streamlined FundRazr application.
Participants from around the world can contribute as little as $1 to the
scholarship program. Every dollar raised will be personally matched by Woods
with all proceeds going directly to the Earl Woods Scholars. The six-week
campaign, beginning today, will conclude on May 14, 2012.
"There is an entire generation of young people who see education as their
way out of poverty and struggle," Woods said. "These are extremely talented
kids, but they can't afford college. The most important thing about this
campaign is that a small amount can make a big difference. If enough fans each
contribute just a few dollars, the impact is felt for generations. It's so much
bigger than 10 scholars."
Woods is personally inviting the most active fundraiser to attend the AT&T
National in Washington, D.C., this summer to play in the Pro-Am on Wednesday,
June 27 at Congressional Country Club. They will also have the opportunity to
participate in a private putting lesson with Woods. This invite includes
complimentary airfare and accommodations.
The Earl Woods Scholarship Program began as a way to celebrate the life of
Earl Woods and his dedication to helping young people achieve their dreams.
Starting with five scholarship recipients in Orange County, the Foundation has
now expanded the program to include 60 scholars from around the world.
SOURCE: Tiger Woods Foundation
CONTACT: Emily Taylor
Tiger Woods Foundation
Tiger Woods Foundation