Tiger Woods, renowned mostly for his legendary golf career, has also earned an equally important reputation for being a a strong supporter of education. Through his charity which he and his father Earl began in 1996, the Tiger Woods Foundation has impacted the lives of millions of young people worldwide. Through the Earl Wood Scholarship program, seven learning centers, and other local initiatives the organization has promoted learning and advancement. This year, Woods launched the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs, a year-long amateur golf competition to raise funds for local youth charities.
“Combining competition with philanthropy has been an amazing experience for me, and I look forward to seeing Charity Playoff competitors take on this challenge,” Tiger Woods said. “Between the prestigious tournament venues and the chance to support a great cause, I’m excited to see participants enjoy this opportunity to give back.”
Reaping the benefits of the tournament will be The First Tee, Southern Nevada Golf Association, Kids on the Hill (PAL), New York Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Boys & Girls Club LA Alliance, Pepin Academies and the Jason Ackerman Foundation.
Nationwide, two-person amateur teams will have the opportunity to enter regional qualifying tournaments with a base registration fee and the goal of obtaining online charitable donations. Teams that raise $10,000 or more and teams with the top low net and low gross will automatically qualify for the Charity Playoff finals.
The Charity Playoffs finalists will compete in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 1-2. In addition to golfing, they will reside at the Four Seasons Resort, receive a private golf exhibition, dine at a reception with Tiger Woods and obtain clubhouse credentials to attend the World Challenge golf tournament.
The challenge begins on May 27 at Cascata in Las Vegas.
Registration for the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs is now open. To sign up, please visit twcharityplayoffs.com.