Supporting Our Youth
Each year, this legendary event makes a significant impact in the Southern California community. Youth benefit annually through access to the game of golf during The Genesis Invitational, in addition to the thousands of local students participating in STEM education and college-access programs of TGR Foundation.
Making an Impact
Earl Woods Scholars participated as starters on 1 and 10 tee each round.
Mini golf was a popular attraction for kids at the new Family Village.
The TGR Learning Lab powered by CDW welcomed youth from the LA region to explore fun STEM experiments.
Students were able to test out the different stations that each focused on a different area of STEM at the TGR Learning Lab.
The TGR Learning Lab provided various fun experiences for youth to learn about STEM.
Cameron Champ, the 2018 Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption recipient, teaches hundreds of youth golf and life skills at the junior clinic.
Kids of all ages enjoyed numerous memorable moments all week at Riviera.
Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption
Representing the advancement of diversity in the game of golf, the Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption is awarded annually at The Genesis Invitational to a golfer representing a minority background. The exemption has been given annually for nearly a decade, but was renamed in 2017 to honor the memory of Charlie Sifford.
“The Sifford family is tremendously honored for the recognition of our father’s accomplishments by TGR Foundation and The Genesis Invitational,” Charles Sifford Jr. said. “We are most certain he would beam with pride and gratitude for this momentous honor of the diversity exemption in his name. It is really special coming from Tiger, knowing the bond that developed between him and my father.”
“I’m incredibly proud to honor my hero Charlie Sifford through this exemption into The Genesis Invitational,” tournament host Tiger Woods said. “His sacrifices as a pioneer for golf allowed me to play the game.”
In 2020, Joseph Bramlett became the first two-time recipient of the exemption.
Previous exemption recipients include
- Joseph Bramlett (2020, 2011)
- Timothy O’Neal (2019)
- Cameron Champ (2018)
- Kevin Hall (2017)
- J.J. Spaun (2016)
- Carlos Sainz, Jr. (2015)
- Harold Varner III (2014)
- Jeremiah Wooding (2013)
- Andy Walker (2012)
- Joshua Wooding (2010)
- Vincent Johnson (2009)