When Tiger Woods AKA “Big Cat” speaks — everyone listens. Here’s the thing tho, he doesn’t ever say much or reveal a whole lot. It’s typically a merry-go-round of corporate speak and clichés.
In a statement released this week, here is Tiger’s announcement — he changed the name of his philanthropic effort, which by the way is incredible and should applauded. Tiger, respect for the good deeds.
The Tiger Woods Foundation changed its name and will now be known as TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity.
“Over the last 21 years, my foundation has grown to be larger than just me, and today I’m excited to announce our new name, TGR Foundation (pronounced ‘T-G-R’), that reflects this growth,” said Woods. “TGR Foundation belongs to the community and the students we serve. We’ve accomplished so much over the years, but we’ve just scratched the surface. I look forward to the next stage of our journey.”
Founded in 1996 as a means to provide more for children who have less, TGR Foundation will continue to transform young lives across the country and around the world with its innovative STEM-based curriculum, college-access programs and digital initiatives.
“The evolution of the Tiger Woods Foundation to TGR Foundation has been in the making for some time now,” explains foundation President & CEO Rick Singer.” The foundation took its first steps towards the transition to TGR in early 2017 with the launch of TGR EDU: Explore, an interactive, digital campus created in partnership with Discovery Education. We’re excited to be continuing a process we began over a year ago and to drive forward our initiative to reach millions of kids worldwide.”
Along with the launch of TGR EDU: Explore, early 2017 saw the unveiling of TGR EDU: Create, a program aimed at providing professional development and resources for educators involved in the vital subjects of STEM education and college access.
Having served more than 165,000 students since opening its doors in 2006, the Tiger Woods Learning Centers were renamed as the TGR Learning Labs last year. The learning labs remain a safe space, offering hands-on STEM-based classes and college-readiness programs to young people in Anaheim, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, New York City, NY, Stuart, FL, and the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA.