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      PGA TOUR player and Ottawa native to represent hometown event, conduct military clinic

    • Ottawa area native Brad Fritsch is currently enjoying his second season on the PGA TOUR (David Cannon/Getty Images) Ottawa area native Brad Fritsch is currently enjoying his second season on the PGA TOUR (David Cannon/Getty Images)

    (Ottawa, Ontario) – John Randolph, Tournament Director is pleased to announce that Ottawa native and second-year PGA TOUR member Brad Fritsch will be supporting the FORCES & FAMILIES OPEN as its first Professional Ambassador of Golf.

    Brad, 36, continues to have roots in Ottawa – even being sponsored by the Ottawa Senators – and is excited to be returning to his hometown to help support such an important event.

    “I am delighted to have the opportunity to help PGA TOUR Canada make a return to the city of Ottawa for Forces and Families Open,” said Fritsch. “It's extra special to have the military involved, as my father flew in C-130s for the Canadian military for many years. I hope that the city's golf fans come out and watch exciting young players who will no doubt be making waves on the Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR in the years to come.”

    The FORCES & FAMILIES tournament week begins Monday August 4th with the Monday Qualifier at Camelot Golf Club, and three Pro-am tournaments at Hylands Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday with a gala meet and greet on the Monday evening led by General Thomas Lawson, the Chief of the Defence Staff in the Lockheed Martin Pavilion at Hylands.

    On August 6th, Brad will be putting on a golf clinic for Canadian Armed Forces members, as well as a Q&A clinic for members of Ottawa’s business community at the Web.Com Small Business Summit presented by RBC Royal Bank.

    This clinics will precede the official opening ceremonies at 2:00 at Hylands GC.

    John Randolph: “Having Brad Fritsch participate as our first Professional Ambassador of Golf will give us a huge boost for the first year of this annual tournament. His participation will be a thrill to members of the CAF, to members of the business community as well as the young golfers in Ottawa”.

    All proceeds from the FORCES & FAMILIES OPEN will go to the CAF’s own Military Families Fund, supporting the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families.

    ProAm, Ticket and Volunteer information can be found at www.forcesandfamilies.ca

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