INDIVIDUAL TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR 2011 SENIOR PLAYERS
April 13, 2011
TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ program helps local charities raise funds through tournament ticket sales
HARRISON, N.Y., April 13, 2011 - The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship announced today that individual tickets are now on sale to the general public for the 2011 event, which will take place at historic Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y. from August 17-21.
A single-day grounds ticket will cost just $20 plus tax and fees. This ticket is valid for grounds admission, good any one day, from August 17-21. A weekly Clubhouse-access ticket is also available for $125 plus tax and fees and offers admission to the grounds and to the clubhouse every day during the competition rounds, August 18-21. Food and beverage is available in the clubhouse for additional purchase. Fans can log on to www.ceseniorplayers.com or call 914-481-5900 to purchase tickets.
"We are excited to bring championship golf back to Westchester Country Club and the surrounding community," said Executive Tournament Director Steve Schoenfeld. "We know the area enjoyed having the PGA TOUR here for over 40 years, and many of the current Champions Tour players have played here over the years and are looking forward to returning."
Four past Senior Players Champions, including Jay Haas (2009), D.A. Weibring (2008), Loren Roberts (2007), and Bobby Wadkins (2006) have already committed to compete in this year's Championship. More player announcements will come as additional commitments are received leading up to the Championship.
In 2011 all individual grounds tickets will be sold through the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program, an innovative fundraising platform designed to improve the quality of life in communities where PGA TOUR & 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. Participating charities then receive contributions based on the number of tickets sold in their name. 100 percent of the net proceeds from tickets purchased through the program will go to the charity promoting the sale. Net proceeds exclude ticket taxes and fees.
"Giving back to the community is at the heart of everything we do, so this program is quite meaningful to us," said Schoenfeld. "TICKETS Fore CHARITY is a win-win for all, as it 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."
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.
About the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship
The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship is one of five major championships on the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour for eligible professionals age 50 and over. The 2011 event is scheduled for August 17-21 at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, NY. Mark O'Meara won the 2010 Championship at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, MD against one of the strongest fields of the season on the Champions Tour. The tournament has generated more than $8 million for charity since 1992. The 2011 event marks the 29th playing of the Senior Players Championship, making it one of the longest running events on the Champions Tour. For corporate sponsorship or volunteer information or to purchase tickets please visit the Official Tournament Website at www.ceseniorplayers.com or call the Tournament Office at 914-481-5900. Area golf fans can also follow the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship on Facebook®.
About Constellation Energy
Constellation Energy (www.constellation.com) is a leading supplier of energy products and services to wholesale and retail electric and natural gas customers. It owns a diversified fleet of generating units located in the United States and Canada, totaling approximately 9,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and is among the leading advocates for the development of new nuclear plants in the United States. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. A FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy had revenues of $15.6 billion in 2009.
About the Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 29 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. Points earned in official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2011 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour's leading player. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2010, tournaments on all three Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour) generated $120 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.6 billion. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR's website is www.pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
TICKETS FORE CHARITY™ Sponsored by PGA TOUR, Inc., 100 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 32082, 904-285-3700, Registration # 17-26-02. Upon request, a copy of the last financial report of the applicable participating charity is available from the Attorney General of New York at The Capitol, Albany, NY 12224-0341 or PGA TOUR, Inc. at 100 PGA TOUR Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Registration or filing with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement. A complete description of the program is also available from PGA TOUR upon request. Ticket purchase is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution by the consumer. Charity participation does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by PGA TOUR, Constellation Energy or the Westchester Country Club.
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