ONE Clemson, in conjunction with the Michelin Career Center, is funding twelve student-athlete on-campus internships for the 2021-2022 school year bringing our total to 41 year round scholarships over the last six years. The internships provide student-athletes with relevant work experience that will help them as they transition from athletics and academics into careers. Internships were with Student Affairs, Athletics Business Office, Internal Communications, Sports Nutrition, Athletics Facilities, and Content and Social Media.
Black Girls Golf teaches the game of golf to young women of color in order to prepare them for future careers in the business world.
ONE Clemson provided 43 scholarships to Black Girls Golf students to attend the Clemson University PGA Golf Management’s Summer Scholars Session in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Unfortunately the program was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19.
The participants got the chance to experience the PGA Golf Management program and get a taste of what it is like to be a student at Clemson University.
In 2020, the ONE Clemson Board started a scholarship fund to provide Clemson tuition assistance to a Black Girls Golf Summer Scholars participant. The Board plans to grow the fund for additional scholarships.
Black Girls Golf and ONE Clemson were featured on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive:
White Horse Academy is a 16-bed residential treatment program for adolescent males ages 13-17 who are struggling with problems related to substance abuse. http://www.phoenixcenter.org/adolescent-residential.php The facility is located in Greenville, and serves families in South Carolina. The Academy’s clinical program offers a wide range of counseling and treatment activities focused in engaging the boys in their own recovery and bringing about positive changes in their lives.
One element missing from the White Horse Academy campus was a safe athletic field to aid in the recovery and therapy of the residents. One of our One Clemson board members worked with several local businesses to secure donations and in-kind services to develop the field. We needed to raise $55,000 to complete the field.
The One Clemson board voted to contribute $10,000 towards the construction of the athletic field. One of the benefactors of the Academy, Steve Grant, has pledged to match One Clemson’s donation for an amount up to $25,000. The ONE Clemson board members contributed $20,000 of their personal funds to raise the money to complete the field.
ONE Clemson Board Members and athletes from the Clemson Track and Field and Golf teams participated in an opening ceremony by playing a number of games on the new field with White Horse Academy residents on March 1, 2019.