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C Nharity ews from page 1                                     Harvey Caplan of West Palm Beach won the drawing for           In Your Community

	 Propelled by the return of Tiger Woods, which fueled        the car.                                                        Oxbridge Academy
an unprecedented turnout and the drama of a Sunday
playoff won by new World No. 1 Justin Thomas, the             	 When The Honda Classic moved to PGA National                Student Jack Maloney
2018 Honda Classic also set a new attendance record this      Resort & Spa in 2007, it awarded $505,000 to charity. By
year with 224,642 confirmed spectators. The attendance        2010, it had eclipsed the $1 million mark ($1,018,000)            Named National
rise led to across the board increases in concessions         and it broke through the $2 million barrier in 2013 with
                                                              $2.114 million in contributions. It surpassed the $3 million       Merit Scholar
and merchandise revenue and coincided with increased          barrier in 2016 and now has broken through the $4 million
sponsorship participation.                                    threshold.                                                    	 Oxbridge Academy
                                                              	 The growth is a testament to American Honda’s 37            graduating senior, Jack
	 The $4.55 million being awarded to charity this year        years as the longest-standing title sponsor on the PGA        Maloney, has been named
includes a third consecutive individual grant of $1 million   TOUR as well as partnerships with PGA National Resort         a National Merit Scholar.
to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.            & Spa, PGA of America, Palm Beach County, the City            Maloney, of Delray Beach,
	 The Honda Classic has given close to $40 million to         of Palm Beach Gardens and the PGA TOUR along with             is among 7,500 elite
South Florida children’s charities since its inception 37     the support from Founders Club sponsors Tire Kingdom          students across the nation
years ago including almost $25 million in the 12 years        and United Technologies, and more than 200 other              who received this honor.
since Children’s Healthcare Charity Inc. took over the        community-minded local sponsors. Player, corporate            Candidates were chosen
event and moved it to PGA National Resort & Spa.              and spectator support has led to increased ticket sales,      for their top scores on the
	 Some of the initiatives evolving from The Honda             parking revenues, concessions and sponsorships. The           PSAT standardized college
Classic’s charity disbursements this year range from          Honda Classic has also benefited the past three years from    entrance test taken by
helping preschool children involved with Literacy             marquee champions Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Justin        approximately 1.6 million high school students each year.
Coalition and Grandma’s Place enter kindergarten with         Thomas, who has risen to World No. 1 since his victory        Of the 15,000 finalists, 7,500 will receive scholarships from
essential school readiness skills, to creating opportunities  in the 2018 Honda Classic.                                    the National Merit Scholarship Program.
for children fighting cancer to meet other young cancer       	 The 2019 Honda Classic will be played February 25           	 “What an achievement for a remarkable student,” said
warriors which creates a sense of community through           to March 3, 2019 with Thomas defending his title.             Oxbridge Head of School John Klemme. “Throughout his
POST, to supporting a safe place for kids to come together                                                                  career at Oxbridge, Jack has exemplified great character and
free of bullying and stress and share through song as                                                                       is one of our top academic students. He is also a talented
                                                                                                                            thespian and served as Student Government Association
members of Young Singers of the Palm Beaches.                                                                               president during his senior year. All around, he represents
	 The Honda Classic has teamed with young Tommy                                                                             the best of the best at Oxbridge and we are proud of his
Morrissey’s UnLIMBited Foundation to provide                                                                                national recognition as a National Merit Scholar.”
financial assistance to children who need limb-correction                                                                   	 Maloney will attend Pennsylvania State University in
surgery, has helped introduce golf to youth through the                                                                     the fall, majoring in musical theatre at Schreyer Honors
                                                                                                                            College.
First Tee of the Palm Beaches and has helped fund the                                                                       	 All winners of Merit Scholarship® awards are chosen
summer program attendance of kids and the expansion                                                                         from the finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and
of Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a world-renowned sea                                                                       accomplishments – without regard to gender, race, ethnic
turtle research, rehabilitation, education and conservation                                                                 origin, or religious preference. The scholarships are based
                                                                                                                            on the finalist’s academic record, information about the
center where youngsters learn about turtle recovery.                                                                        school’s curricula and grading system, two sets of test
	 Several charities are receiving proceeds from the                                                                         scores, the high school official’s written recommendation,
American Honda Birdies for Children program, where                                                                          information about the student’s activities and leadership,
fans donate for the chance to guess the number of birdies                                                                   and the finalist’s essay. Merit Scholarship awards are
in the tournament. Fifteen finalists participated in a                                                                      supported by 420 independent sponsors and by the National
drawing on June 14 for a 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback                                                                         Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor organizations include
with Sport Touring trim. They each correctly guessed the                                                                    corporations and businesses, company foundations,
total of 1,090 birdies recorded at the 2018 Honda Classic.                                                                  professional associations, and colleges and universities.
                                                                                                                            About Oxbridge Academy
                                                                                                                            	 Oxbridge Academy is a private college preparatory
                                                                                                                            high school, serving grades 9 to 12. Founded in 2011 by
                                                                                                                            William I. Koch, founder and CEO of Oxbow Carbon LLC,
                                                                                                                            Oxbridge’s mission is to provide a challenging, dynamic
                                                                                                                            education where students learn important life skills, whether
                                                                                                                            it is in the classroom, laboratory, art studio or athletic
                                                                                                                            field that they can apply to build a strong foundation for a
                                                                                                                            successful future. The 56-acre campus features state-of-the-
                                                                                                                            art classrooms and academic and athletic amenities equipped
                                                                                                                            with advanced technologies. Oxbridge Academy is located
                                                                                                                            at 3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. For
                                                                                                                            more information, visit www.oapb.org or call (561) 972-9600.

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