PGA GOLF CLUB TO HOST ‘RED, WHITE & YOU’ CHARITY TOURNAMENT IN DECEMBER
Facility To Also Hold Second Annual ‘Red, White & YOU Fairway 5K Run / Walk’ Oct. 20
Open to all golfers, the entertaining fundraiser begins at 8:15 a.m. with kick-off ceremonies, followed by a scramble competition (with divisions) at 9 a.m. A post-event celebration starts at 2 p.m. Entry for PGA Golf Club members, PGA Professionals and active or retired military is $85. Cost for guests of members and the general public is $110. Breakfast, lunch, golf prizes and tax are included.
All proceeds benefit PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), the flagship military program of the PGA of America’s charitable foundation PGA REACH. The year-round program introduces golf to veterans, while enhancing their mental, social, physical and emotional well-being. PGA HOPE also helps veterans assimilate back into their community through the social interaction of golf.
“My father served in the military so this event is truly special and one I enjoy being a part of,” says PGA Golf Club General Manager and Director of Golf Jeremy Wiernasz. “The PGA of America and PGA Golf Club remain committed to improving the lives of our nation’s heroes and their families through the game of golf.
“Since the inception of this program at PGA Golf Club, we have executed over 50 golf programs impacting nearly 100 veterans,” adds Wiernasz. “Events like Red, White & YOU significantly help PGA HOPE and its unique programs, and we are truly honored to host this inspiring charity event.”
PGA Golf Club also will host the Second Annual Red, White & YOU Fairway 5K Run / Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20. Open to everyone, the race begins at 6:45 a.m. with kick-off ceremonies. The 5K run / walk begins at 7 a.m., and a post-race celebration commences at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $30 (service fees not included), and each participant will receive a race shirt and breakfast on the day of the race.
Registration for the race can be done online, and race packets can be picked up at Fleet Feet in Stuart, Fla., on Oct. 18 from 12 – 6 p.m., and at PGA Golf Club on the 19th from 9 – 11 a.m. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page.
Sponsorship and donation opportunities for both Red, White & YOU events are available by contacting Geiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 772.467.5488.
Owned and operated by the PGA of America, and known as the “Ultimate Golf Resort Destination,” PGA Golf Club is home to three distinct golf courses – the Wanamaker, Ryder and Dye – designed by renowned architects Tom Fazio and Pete Dye.
Next year, PGA Golf Club will host the 2020 Boys and Girls Junior Championships. The Boys Junior PGA Championship will be contested July 13 – 16; the Girls Junior PGA Championship will follow on July 28 – 31. Each event features 144 players in a four-round, 18-hole, stroke-play format.
In 2021, PGA Golf Club will host the PGA Professional Championship on the Wanamaker and Ryder Courses. The Championship will be comprised of players who advance from the 41 PGA Section Championships, along with past champions, competing to finish in the Top 20 and a spot in the PGA Championship. All four rounds will be broadcast live on Golf Channel.
To learn more about PGA Golf Club, visit www.pgavillage.com.
GETTING THERE: PGA Golf Club is less than a two-hour drive from Orlando and Miami – and under three hours from Tampa, Fort Myers and other Florida population centers. PGA Golf Club is conveniently located 50 minutes north of Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), off Interstate 95 in Port St. Lucie. PBI offers nearly 100 nonstop flights to more than 25 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
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