Meet Kevin Gigax

Executive Director, SCGA Youth on Course

Kevin joined the SCGA in 2006 to develop SCGA Youth on Course (formerly the SCGA Foundation).  Since that time, he has helped launch Youth on Course, which includes access and affordibility, instruction and educational for Southern California youth.  Kevin is responsible for the strategy, funding and program development of SCGA Youth on Course as it strives to impact more youth in more communities. He has also completed the Certificate in Fund Raising Management from The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.  “I enjoy seeing how we create opportunities across the spectrum for people that love the game. From youth who utilize golf to continue their education to adults that have one of their most memorable golf outings at a Youth on Course event with our kids, it is very rewarding to implement and expand our junior initiatives.”

Kevin enjoys playing golf, watching football and spending time with his wife Kate and their dog, Lou.  He also enjoys volunteering with Youth Mentoring Connection.

What has been your most memorable experience with Youth on Course?

"Our scholarship interviews. It is so much fun to get to know youth from all different backgrounds as they prepare themselves for college. They all have a uniting interest in golf, but they are so unique in their talents. It is very rewarding to get to know these young people and watch them grow as they proceed through college.  It was a true pleasure to see scholar Kristin Grimes win a State Championship in golf for her school College of the Canyons."

What do you love most about your current job?

"Bringing together people who love the game and who care about our community. I am fortunate to see how golf can play a positive role in a young person’s life while also helping donors, volunteers and board members give back to the game they love.  Certainly, the opportunity to play golf as a part of the job is a perk too!"

Contact Kevin Gigax at: kgigax@scga.org.