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

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