PGA TOUR winner and Atlanta resident Brendon Todd toured the new Charles R. Drew Charter School Junior and Senior Academy on Sept. 8. He was joined by Danny Shoy, president of the East Lake Foundation, who offered an up-close look at the state-of-the-art building and gave Todd the chance to visit with the school’s students and teachers.
During his visit, Todd pledged to donate $500 to the East Lake Foundation for each birdie he makes at this week’s TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
The new campus allows the Drew Charter School to expand to include high school grades, completing the school’s “cradle-to-college” education mission, a goal since the East Lake Foundation began its work in the community in 1995. Drew Charter is ranked first among all Atlanta Public Schools elementary schools and third among its middle schools.
The East Lake Foundation collaborates with public and private organizations to provide tools that enable Atlanta’s East Lake residents to build a better future through its model for community revitalization which includes mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education and community
wellness. Net proceeds from the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola go to the Foundation. Todd, who won the HP Byron Nelson Invitational earlier this year, is currently sitting 27th in the FedExCup standings and has seven top 10 finishes in 2014.
For TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola updates and information on the work of the East Lake Foundation, please visit www.eastlakefoundation.org during tournament week.