Maverick McNealy Tees Off for Education— Launches “Birdies for Education” Fundraising Campaign

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Curriki, the CODiE-award winning provider of free online educational resources, today announced that professional golfer Maverick McNealy launched “Birdies for Education,” a fundraising campaign benefitting Curriki.org.

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Maverick McNealy Birdies for Education

"I know the value of high-quality education and believe that all kids deserve the best, so I’ve committed this season to Curriki through Birdies for Education,” said Maverick McNealy, pro golfer. “I hope golf fans will join me in Birdies for Education by making a pledge for each birdie I make."

Pro Golfer Maverick McNealy Dedicates 2019 Season to Curriki

Curriki, the CODiE-award winning provider of free online educational resources, today announced that professional golfer Maverick McNealy launched “Birdies for Education,” a fundraising campaign benefitting education. McNealy’s fans and followers are invited to join him in his quest to support Curriki by making a pledge for every birdie he makes during the 2019 season. All donations will help Curriki to provide free, high-quality education materials for every student – everywhere. Go to maverick.curriki.me to explore and donate.

“I know the value of high-quality education and believe that all kids deserve the very best, so I’ve committed this season to Curriki through Birdies for Education,” said Maverick McNealy, professional golfer. “We had an amazing first week with 55 pledges that raised $13,846 only four days from launch! My goal is to hit 500 birdies and raise $1M for Curriki. I hope that golf fans will join me in Birdies for Education by making a pledge for each birdie I make. Thanks to KPMG and Callaway for being among the first to pledge.”

“Through the years, Maverick has volunteered his time for Curriki and now he is out there raising money,” said Kim Jones, Curriki CEO and Co-founder. “This extraordinary gift from Maverick will advance our work in ensuring that all students have the access and opportunities they deserve through high-quality education.”

HOW BIRDIES FOR EDUCATION WORKS
What is a Birdie?

Par is the normal expected score for a Web.com Tour professional on any given hole. A birdie is a score of one stroke better than par.

What is Birdies for Education?
A pledge-based fundraiser, based upon the number of birdies made by Maverick McNealy during the 2019 Web.com Tour season.
#BirdiesforEducation

About Maverick McNealy
Maverick attended Stanford University from 2013-2017, earning his degree in Management Science and Engineering. While at Stanford, he set the school record for career scoring average (70.13), tied the school record for the number of individual wins (11), and spent 47 weeks on the world’s top-ranked amateur golfer. He also won the Fred Haskins, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus awards as collegiate player of the year, the Mark McCormack Medal as the world’s #1 amateur, and the Byron Nelson award for golf, academics, and community service. In 2017 Maverick made his professional debut at the Safeway Open.

About Curriki
Curriki, a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award winner, hosts a free library of 264,000+ educator-vetted learning materials in all K-12 subject areas for educators across the globe to use for free.

The mission of Curriki, a nonprofit organization, is to eliminate the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not. Its online community of educators, learners, and committed education experts works together to create quality materials that benefit teachers, parents, and students globally.

Curriki’s vast free OER library is offered in many formats—from individual lesson plans to instructional videos and units, to games and simulations. All content, contributed by educators and select partners, is available for others to use, adapt and share at no cost. In addition, Curriki curates resources into course-sequenced, standards-aligned units to enable educators to easily find materials and offers curricula in Spanish.

Curriki is a non-profit organization that helps teachers, parents, and students to easily discover, gather, and share quality educational content. Curriki’s impact is felt in classrooms around the world having reached over 15 million people and an estimated 200 million students with more than 250 free educational resources: lessons, etexts, instructional videos, games, assessments, and more.

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