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Tiger’s new centre for Californian kids

12.45am 6th November 2002 - People

Children who aspire to be like golfer Tiger Woods may soon have it a little easier thanks to a new educational and golf facility courtesy of the Tiger Woods Foundation, who announced today that it has finalized H.G. Dad Miller Golf Course in West Anaheim as the site.

The $25 million Learning Centre project will include a 30,000-square-foot, computer-based education centre and a 23-acre golf teaching facility, which will consist of a 13-acre practice facility and putting course and a 10-acre par 3 course.

Tiger Woods kicked off the Foundation’s $25 million capital campaign to fund the construction and operation of the Learning Centre with a $5.0 million pledge.

“Growing up in Orange County and playing golf at Dad Miller definitely helped shape my development as an athlete and a person,” Tiger Woods said. “I’m excited about building the Learning Centre here. It will provide many children with opportunities that they would not have had otherwise; I am proud of what we are going to be able to do.”

Tiger and his father, Earl, established the Tiger Woods Foundation in 1996 to help empower young people to reach their highest potential.

The mission of the Foundation is to initiate and support community-based programs that promote the health, education and welfare of all of America’s children. The Tiger Woods Learning Centre will provide educational and recreational programmes developed jointly with local school districts

Tom Fazio, of Fazio Golf Course Designers, Inc., will design the practice facility, including a driving range, chipping area and putting course and a seven-hole, par 3 golf course.

Tiger Woods Foundation www.twfound.org

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