MEDIA ADVISORY: Charity Event Transforms Golfers Into Superheroes for Girls in STEM
Irvine, Calif., Aug 19, 2014WHAT: Women with Drive Golf Outing: Setting the Course for Girls in STEM is a charity golf event to promote girls’ involvement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). More than 100 golfers are expected to play in the 9-hole tournament that will mix fun – and cocktails – with serious competition, including a hole-in-one prize featuring a two-year lease on an Audi. Players will don superhero capes, drink “kryptonite,” putt with Hulk gloves, tee off from the Silver Surfer’s surfboard, hit golf balls with the Hammer of Thor, and much more.
The fun event underscores the importance of getting more girls into STEM jobs. Currently, women fill nearly half of all US jobs, but less than 25% of STEM jobs. This disparity hurts both women, who earn 33% more in STEM fields than women in other fields, and the US economy, which expects to fall short by nearly 1 million STEM workers.
WHEN: Monday, August 25, 2014 Noon – Registration 1:30 p.m. – Tee off 5:00 p.m. – Silent Auction, dinner and awards
WHERE: Oak Creek Golf Club, 1 Golf Club Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
MORE: Proceeds from the Women with Drive Golf Outing will support MIND Research Institute’s efforts to promote girls’ involvement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event is sponsored by OC Register, John Phelan, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Southland Golf. Learn more: www.mindresearch.net/golfouting.
About MIND Research Institute MIND Research Institute is an education nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND's distinctive visual approach to math and problem-solving is the basis of its innovative, research-proven ST Math® programs for elementary and secondary schools. MIND's programs currently reach over 630,000 students and 25,000 teachers in 2,050 schools in 35 states. For more information, visit www.mindresearch.net.