Kids Can Learn to Swing (a Club) Like Tiger

Troubled golfer opening learning centers in D.C.

By Matthew Stawarz
|  Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 AM EDT
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Kids Can Learn to Swing (a Club) Like Tiger

Tiger Woods isn't dropping the ball on plans to build two of his high-tech learning centers in Washington, D.C.

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Listen up kids! You too can be like Tiger Woods.

Amid scandal in his personal life, the world’s top-ranked golfer is still giving back. The question is will parents be interested in taking?

The Tiger Woods Foundation has announced plans to open two Tiger Woods Learning Center campuses in the District.

"I'm excited we are moving forward on this initiative in the Washington, D.C., community," Tiger Woods said in a statement. "The two campuses will bring the best of our curriculum to some very deserving kids. A lot of people have helped to make this happen, and I'm very grateful for their support."

Woods opened his first learning center four years ago in California. In 2007, the golfer’s foundation announced plans to build a facility in the District. Since then, numerous studies have been done to determine where the learning centers should be built.

Since 2007, Woods’ life has also spiraled out of control, and his reputation has been shattered. He’s admitted to “transgressions” and checked himself into sex rehab. Since returning to golf, Woods’ game has not been the same. Nonetheless, he continues with plans to open new facilities.

The local campuses are planned for both the Parkside and Capitol Hill campuses of the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School.

They are not just about golf, either. According to the foundation, the centers will “focus on career exploration in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and communications, as well as provide mentoring and teacher training.”

The centers are scheduled to open in October 2010.

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