Minnesota Caddie Academy marks the program’s fifth chapter nationwide
Glenview, Ill. – The Western Golf Association (WGA) has launched a new youth caddie program in Minneapolis this summer, with three female high school students selected to take part, caddying for seven weeks at The Minikahda Club.
The WGA’s Caddie Academy provides summer work opportunities to promising students who ultimately hope to pursue the Evans Scholarship – a full tuition and housing grant to college.
“We are thrilled to launch our newest chapter of the Caddie Academy in Minneapolis,” says Kara Chin, director of Caddie Academy and Scholarships at the WGA. “This unique program allows participants to earn money, meet role models and learn important life lessons – including perseverance, communication and financial management skills.”
Participants, who all have financial need and strong academics, are selected to take part in the Caddie Academy during their freshman year of high school. On the golf course, students earn money, meet role models and learn invaluable life lessons. After successfully completing three summers, they become eligible to apply for the Evans Scholarship.
In 2022, more than 155 young men and women are participating in the Caddie Academy program across the country, with additional chapters in State College, Pennsylvania, Seattle and Chicago. More than 100 Caddie Academy alumni have gone to earn the Evans Scholarship.
For more information on the WGA Caddie Academy, please visit www.wgacaddieacademy.org.