October 05, 2017

Volunteer leadership visits TGR Learning Lab

From world’s best golfers to future STEM leaders. This summer, the Genesis Open volunteer leadership had the opportunity to visit the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA to see first-hand how their work at the Genesis Open helps support the college access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation.

For many of the volunteer leadership, the 2017 Genesis Open was far from their first experience volunteering at The Riviera Country Club. Many of the volunteer leaders have been volunteering for over 30 years at the Los Angeles golf tournament hosted each February. When TGR Live and the Tiger Woods Foundation began to manage the Genesis Open in April of 2016, it was an important part for the longstanding chairmen to see and understand their impact within the foundation.

During their visit at the TGR Learning Lab, the volunteer chairmen were given a tour of the facility including the classrooms, work areas and driving range. They had the opportunity to visit different classrooms in session and interact with students learning how to build bridges, determine hot from cold and create mobile applications for phones. The chairmen also had the opportunity to observe a professional development program for teachers.

“It’s amazing that the tournament contributes to such amazing programs, “Rocky Kitamura, special events volunteer vice chairman, said. “All the STEM classes that we saw today, it seems like there is excellent teaching. The quality of the programs and the facility is just pretty amazing.”

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Julia Schmitt is an events manager for TGR Live, working primarily on the Genesis Open. Managing the Genesis Open volunteer program is among her top responsibilities.