Chevron Increases Donation to Eagles for Education Program
Will contribute $50,000 for every eagle and $100,000 for every double eagle
ARDMORE, Pa. – When the world’s best golfers tee off in the fourth round of the 113th U.S. Open Championship, they will have an added incentive to score eagles on Merion Golf Club’s famed East Course. That’s because Chevron Corporation, an official partner of the USGA, has announced that it will increase its donation to the Eagles For Education® program.
Eagles For Education is part of a multi-year partnership founded by the USGA and Chevron in 2012 to develop programs that engage and excite students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the game of golf.
Since 2012, Chevron has made a significant financial contribution to the program for every eagle, and double eagle scored during the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. Senior Open. To add to the excitement of the U.S. Open, the company will be increasing its financial commitment to $50,000 per eagle and $100,000 per double eagle for today’s fourth round at Merion Golf Club.
“To date we have raised more than $600,000 for the eagles for education program,” said Glenn Weckerlin, director of programs and partnerships at Chevron. ”On Sunday we hope to go over the $750,000 mark.”
“We are extremely grateful to Chevron for the increased support in promoting STEM education," said USGA Executive Director Mike Davis. “Making science, technology, engineering and math more appealing to students now will help us meet the increasing demand for STEM jobs of the future. We greatly appreciate Chevron’s leadership efforts to use the great game of golf to invest in the education of our nation’s young people.”
Earlier this month, Chevron joined NBC News’ educational arm, NBC Learn, and the USGA to release the “Science of Golf”— an informative 10-part video series narrated by NBC Sports’ lead play-by-play anchor Dan Hicks that explores Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics through the lens of one of America’s iconic sports. Made especially for students and teachers to use in the classroom, these videos will be aligned to lesson plans and national state education standards, and are available to the public cost-free on NBCLearn.com/Golf.