Senior Players kicks off TICKETS Fore CHARITYtext sizeAugust 03, 2010
PGA TOUR staff
POTOMAC, Md. -- Tournament officials at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship have extended local charitable organizations the opportunity to participate in TICKETS Fore CHARITY, an innovative fundraising platform designed to improve the quality of life in communities where the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour events are held. The program offers registered 501(c)(3) organizations a chance to raise funds by promoting ticket sales to the Champions Tour's final major championship of the year, the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship to be held Oct. 7-10 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Md.
TICKETS Fore CHARITY enables participating charities to receive contributions based on the number of tickets sold in their name. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds from AREVA Championship Club tickets purchased through the program will go to the charity promoting the sale. Net proceeds excludes taxes and handling charges.
"TICKETS Fore CHARITY provides a no-risk fundraising vehicle to local organizations and allows spectators a chance to experience world-class golf while positively impacting the lives of those in their community," said Steve Schoenfeld, Executive Tournament Director of the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. "It's a win-win for all."
To date, the following 501(c)(3) organizations are participating in the program: • ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research • Adult Day Care Corp of Calvert County • Autism Speaks -- National Capital Area • FACES of Virginia Families Foster Adoption & Kinship Association • Homebuilders Care Foundation • Jewish Council for the Aging • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation • National Guard Youth Foundation • Our Military Kids • PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families • The Family Tree • Towson University Foundation • USO of Metropolitan Washington • Yellow Ribbon Fund
Non-profit organizations interested in participating in the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program may contact Marc Raiken, the PGA TOUR's Community Outreach Program Administrator at 904.543.5112 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase AREVA Championship Club tickets to the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship and designate your favorite participating charity as the beneficiary, please visit www.buytfc.com. A good any day AREVA Championship Club ticket is $20 plus tax and handling.
Players that have committed to the 2010 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship at this early date include defending champion Jay Haas and World Golf Hall of Fame members Nick Price, Tom Watson and Hale Irwin, as well as major champions Jeff Sluman and Craig Stadler.
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, which hosted a PGA TOUR event from 1987-2004 and 2006, was recently named No. 12 on Golfweek's list of the "Best New Courses for 2009."