LOS ANGELES – The world's best golfers are taking the Riviera Country Club course this weekend for the Genesis Invitational – which Tiger Woods and his foundation, the TGR Foundation, host.
What You Need To Know
- The Genesis Invitational is hosted by Tiger Woods and the TGR Foundation at the Riviera Country Club
- The TGR Foundation is committed to helping empower youth through education. To date, the foundation has reached 2 million students and 8,000 teachers worldwide
- The foundation's outreach includes online resources, scholarships, a Learning Lab in Anaheim, and teacher training
- Tiger Woods is not playing in the 2021 Genesis Invitational, but the field boasts eight of the top ten golfers in the world
The foundation is dedicated to uplifting and empowering youth through education. It has reached 2 million students and 8,000 teachers worldwide.
While the tournament is considered one of the premier events on the PGA Tour, Woods has ensured the impact also is felt off the course in Southern California.
As an 8th grade teacher in the Compton Unified School District, Jessica Bibbs-Fox does not consider herself an avid golf fan, she said. While she may not be the biggest fan of the sport, the Compton native has come to appreciate what the Genesis Invitational brings to her community.
"I'm always down when people start putting their money or their energy back into education," Bibbs-Fox said.
Proceeds from the Genesis support the TGR Foundation, with a mission to empower kids through education. TGR's resources include student scholarships, an Anaheim-based learning lab, educator training for teachers just like Bibbs-Fox.
"When you're feeling down, especially when you're in an environment where a lot of factors can make teaching difficult, going to those TGR type of professional learning developments can give you that boost to be like 'ya, this is why I'm doing what I'm doing,'" Bibbs-Fox said.
From her learning to taking her classes on field trips with the foundation, Bibbs-Fox brings it all back to Compton.
"Those type of experiences, if I can have those, then I can bring them back to kids in my community, which makes my kids better, which makes my community better."
For more information on the TGR Foundation, visit https://tgrfoundation.org.