Tournament Related Giving

Monterey Peninsula Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations through events at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (3M Celebrity Challenge, Chevron Shoot-Out, and Million Dollar Hole-in-One for Charity presented by Facebook) and at the PURE Insurance Championship (Coca-Cola Champions Challenge). Also, the Foundation assists Chevron with its Eagles for Education giving program at both tournaments.

Events & Giving

Chevron STEM Zone

Sponsored by Chevron, the STEM Zone incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics into various hands-on, golf-themed activities creating a fun learning environment for students. The Chevron STEM Zone features learning stations, where students of all ages can learn about the science within sports. These include broadcast technology, gravity, aerodynamics, Newton’s Cradle, the parabolic flight path of a football, reaction time and biofeedback, meteorology, as well as several other engaging and educational stations. Students will have the opportunity to sit in a broadcast studio, read from a teleprompter, stand in front of green screen and learn about the technology that is used to produce such broadcasts.

The Chevron STEM Zone operates at both the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the PURE Insurance Championship, and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation offers grant funds to cover transportation costs to local schools in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties, and to Northern California First Tee chapters. Space is limited.

Grant funding information is released in December for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and in July for the PURE Insurance Championship.

STEM Zone Grant Application for AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
STEM Zone Grant Application for PURE Insurance Championship
Visit the Chevron STEM Zone website

Contact Breanna Warnars, Program Associate at bw@mpfca.org or 831.649.1533 for STEM Zone grant application and scheduling questions.

3M Scholarship Essay Contest

Earn a College Scholarship and a Chance to Mingle with Celebrities!

Write an essay for a chance to receive a college scholarship and the once-in-a-lifetime experience of walking the Pebble Beach Golf Links alongside celebrities at the 3M Celebrity Challenge at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am!

One college-bound high school senior from the Monterey Peninsula and one college-bound high school senior from the Salinas Valley will each receive a $3,500 college scholarship from 3M for their winning essay. Each school represented by the winners will receive a $9,000 college scholarship from 3M to be used at the school’s discretion for other college-bound seniors. Scholarship winners are invited to walk inside the ropes as standard bearers during the 3M Celebrity Challenge at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Wednesday, the week of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Information about Essay Contest is available each year in October, with the contest deadline in mid-December.

Essay Contest Entry Form

Contact: Breanna Warnars, Program Associate at bw@mpfca.org or 831.649.1533.

Charity Deck

Monterey Peninsula Foundation’s two-fold mission of golf and giving is celebrated each year on the Charity Deck, a spectator enhancement during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Visit the Charity Deck to learn more about how the tournaments change lives in local communities by our support of local nonprofits.

Monterey Peninsula Foundation’s two-fold mission of golf and giving is celebrated each year on the Charity Deck, a spectator enhancement during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Visit the Charity Deck to learn more about how the tournaments change lives in local communities by our support of local nonprofits.