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"Fairway to the Future: The Drive to 1,000 Scholars"

With the cost of a college education rising at four times the rate of inflation, saving and paying for college is becoming increasingly difficult for caddies and their families.

Many have turned to the Evans Scholars Foundation for help. Through the Match Play Challenge, the Foundation is committed to ensuring all qualified caddies realize their dream of a college education.

Now in its fifth year, the Match Play Challenge is the major gifts component of the organization’s annual Par Club fundraising campaign. Again in 2015, the Match Play Challenge’s goal is match all Par Club gifts of $2,500 or greater. The Evans Scholars Foundation is seeking 60 families to each pledge $50,000 or more to fund a matching pool of $3 million. Twenty families have already contributed more than $1 million toward the 2015 matching pool.

The Match Play Challenge’s continued success in 2015 will be crucial in helping the Evans Scholars Foundation realize growth plans that include sending 1,000 caddies to college each year by 2020 and expanding the program from coast to coast.

The 2014 Match Play Challenge raised $8.1 million, critical funding for the Program as direct scholarship costs for the 870 Evans Scholars enrolled in college totaled $15 million. In 2015, these costs will be even higher.

 For questions or additional information, please contact Bill Kingore at 224-260-3712 or kingore@wgaesf.org



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