Set at the Trophy Club of Atlanta, the golf tournament is designed to not only bring together some of the area’s best golfers but also to raise money to support economically disadvantaged youth interested in the STEM fields across the country.
“These fields are important to America’s future,” says Rita Evonne Fraiser, the former science teacher and administrator for which the foundation is named. “There is a shortage of students majoring in the STEM fields. We are doing our part to not only increase interest but to also support them on their journey.”
The goals of the REF Foundation include:
Provide financial assistance to students majoring in Engineering, Mathematics, Science or Technology
Establish mentoring programs that foster leadership skills
Encourage students to strive for high scholastic and ethical standards in life and technical fields
Assist schools in funding their Math and Science programs
Provide opportunities for students to participate in a variety of cultural experiences promoting their field of study
Create opportunities for corporations and colleges to connect with qualified individuals through internships, volunteerism, and/or mentoring programs
The tournament at a glance:
Location: Trophy Club of Atlanta
For sponsorship or player opportunities, please contact Shniece Fraiser-Stokes, Executive Director, 678.809.2110 or slfraiserstokes@
The Rita Evonne Fraiser (REF) Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization 501(c) (3) established in 2009. The vision is to provide scholastic assistance to economically disadvantage students interested in studying Engineering, Mathematics, Science, or Technology.