Charles Evans, Jr. was born in Indianapolis on July 18, 1890. His family moved to Chicago’s North side when he was three. Nearby was the former Edgewater Golf Club, which became an irresistible attraction for Chick. At the age of eight he was introduced to golf as a caddie. This contact launched him into eight decades of association with golf as a boy prodigy, national star, golf official, and finally the greatest humanitarian and benefactor the game has known (A look at the Evans Scholars Program). Golf was everything for Chick. From waking up each morning to caddy or playing a round of...
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...y of a lifetime to those that are less fortunate when it comes to affording college. Chick was given a lot and accepted very little. Although the idea of the caddie-scholarship came from his mother, Chick used his own money to fund the scholarship. Chicks mentality he instilled in the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship of, to whom much is given, much is expected, lives on through the 825 Evans Scholars still enrolled in school today.
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