In addition to being recognized in the press locally and nationally by ABC, NBC, and CBS, CNN, and the Oprah Winfrey show, the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation has earned a number of awards which are listed below.
Chi Chi Rodriguez has also personally earned several awards for his humanitarian efforts in relation to his work at the Academy.
The National Golf Foundation Award for the Best Youth Program in the United States.
Pinellas County Sports Salute XVIII for working with youth.
The 758th Point of Light from President Bush’s Points of Light, awarded to Chi Chi’s volunteers and staff.
The Garnett Company’s USA Weekend Most Valuable Athlete Award, based on an athlete’s contribution, caring and commitment off the field.
Chi Chi Rodriguez recognized as an inaugural inductee into the World Humanitarian Hall of Fame. The World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame honors individuals and organizations from the world of amateur and professional athletics who, through their humanitarian efforts, distinguish themselves as role models in the community.
The Robie Award for Humanitarianism presented by the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute honored Puerto Rican golf legend Juan “Chi Chi” Rodriguez, with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Service Award for his ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for Latino youth to succeed.
The Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy earned the highest rating from the Florida Department of Education based upon Florida’s Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) scores.