Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation
The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation was built on an idea conceived when Bill Hayes, a teacher, golfer, and part-time detention officer, invited professional golfer Juan “Chi Chi” Rodriguez to a juvenile detention center in FL to give a golf clinic for the detained youngsters. Chi Chi and Bill agreed that there had to be a better way to help these adolescents succeed. The Hayes-Rodriguez team enlisted Bob James, founder of Raymond James Financial, Inc. and the three of them embarked on building the Foundation.
The Foundation is a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization, which supports the Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy. Whether kids struggle in school, socially or just want to learn golf, all are welcome at Chi Chi’s and we have a program for them.