There was a charitable aspect to Lynn Swann’s trip to Pebble Beach. He competed in the Chevron Shoot-out, which donated a total of $100,000 to the charities chosen by the participants. For example, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers donated his winnings to the North Valley Community Foundation, where he has a foundation to benefit victims of the the Camp Fire in Butte County.
Swann and his partner, Davis Love III, split their total winnings of $10,000.
So where did Swann’s $5,000 go? According to the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Swann’s charity was the “University of Southern California Athletic Department.”
Now you could argue the athletic dept. is in need of some serious help under Swann but wouldn’t it have been better to donate $5,000 to help some fire victims or maybe some charitable organization near USC?
If Swann read this item, he would probably roll his eyes because $5,000 doesn’t mean much to a millionaire who paid $3.08 million for a house in Hancock Park two years ago.