Glenn Weckerlin is the Director of Corporate Programs and Partnerships for Chevron and he is involved with the Eagles for Education program. Last week at the Nature Valley First Tee Open, there were 17 eagles and $170,000 was raised which brings the total program donation to $2,362,500.
It was the second year that Eagles for Education was at the Nature Valley First Tee Open and this year was even better than the first. The presence of the 81 First Tee juniors playing alongside the Champions Tour players made the event particularly special in large part because there were so many great stories being told all week.
The STEM Zone was also on-site at Pebble Beach last week and hundreds of local First Tee kids were able to take advantage of its presence. They were able to play with lots of different exhibits and displays and learn a great deal about everything from math and science to television broadcasting. One of the greatest sources of innovation in this country is engineering and we need our young people to be interested in that field. His hope is that the STEM Zone is working to make the idea of engineering less intimidating to those kids.