Cameron Champ makes massive scholarship donation to Prairie View A&M
Augusta Nationwide chairman Fred Ridley introduced final week that the membership would fund the creation of a girls’s golf program at Paine School whereas additionally awarding two scholarships within the identify of subsequent 12 months’s honorary starter Lee Elder.
“Our query was not a lot what we will say however what we will do,” Ridley mentioned.
Cameron Champ was paying consideration. After tying for 19th in his Masters debut, Champ determined it was his flip to make an identical affect. Champ’s basis and Chevron donated $40,000 to fund two golf scholarships at Prairie View A&M College, an HBCU in Prairie View, Texas.
The scholarships will likely be named after Champ’s late grandfather, Mack Champ.
“When Lee Elder walked on the Augusta grounds, it despatched a message, ‘We belong,’” Champ mentioned. “My grandfather had such an unimaginable affect on my life and all the time impressed me in some ways. I’m so grateful for Pops introducing me to the sport of golf, but additionally for instructing me that there’s a lot extra to life than golf. He all the time pressured the significance of giving again and paying it ahead.
“Final week, Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership chairman Fred Ridley addressed how entry and alternatives are nonetheless limitations to the sport, and he hit the nail on the top when he mentioned that the time to do extra is now,” Champ continued. “That basically sparked this concept, and I believed, what higher option to honor PaPa Champ than to take up the problem to do extra, proper now.”