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Carvin School Receives Special Recognition by PGA TOUR

18 Dec, 2017


Carvin School, a non-profit, college preparatory institution in Puerto Rico closely affiliated with the Puerto Rico Open, was honored by the PGA TOUR at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on December 7. The school will receive financial support from the PGA TOUR to help rebuild after the direct hit of Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

“In the wake of the catastrophic damage in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, we are pleased to be a part of the rebuilding efforts at the Carvin School,” said PGA TOUR EVP and Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder. “Lives in Puerto Rico have changed drastically, but our hope is that helping the Carvin School as part of the island’s overall recovery efforts will restore some sense of normalcy back to those families.”

After category-5 Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on the island, the school suffered structural damage and was left without power, school supplies, furniture and technology.

Since 2008, the Carvin School has been crucial to the success of the PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open, with students serving as standard bearers and walking scorers, in addition to assisting other committees. Carvin School alumni often return to volunteer at the event at Coco Beach Golf Club.

The Carvin School aims to “prepare students to become well-rounded human beings capable of meeting the challenge of life by functioning efficiently in a bilingual, multi-cultural, and technological society” by combining arts, sports and involvement in the community with the academic curriculum. Over half of the students entering college-level institutions in Puerto Rico, never graduate, with only 41 percent of four-year students in public universities and 33 percent in private institutions earning a diploma. The Carvin School hopes to change this trend one student at a time.

Golf has played a big role for the Carvin School, as the only school on the island of Puerto Rico that has its own practice putting green. The school uses the game of golf to instill core values such as honesty, sportsmanship, respect and responsibility.  The Carvin School has supported the Puerto Rico Open since the tournament’s inception in 2008.

ABOUT PGA TOUR: The PGA TOUR is the leading global platform in professional golf, showcasing the highest expression of excellence, both on and off the course. The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, grow and protect the game of golf and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

 The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 25 countries (84 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1.1 billion households in 227 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2016, tournaments across all Tours generated a record of more than $166 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.46 billion.

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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