Senior Players Championship launches TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ campaign
July 28, 2009
July 15, 2009 - Baltimore, MD - Tournament officials at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship have extended Baltimore 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 events are held. The new program will offer registered 501(c)(3) organizations a chance to raise funds by promoting tickets sales to the Champions Tour's final major championship of the year, the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship to be held September 28-October 4 at Baltimore Country Club in Timonium, MD.
TICKETS Fore CHARITY enables participating charities to receive contributions based on the number of tickets sold in their name. 100 percent of net proceeds from tickets purchased through the program will go to charity: 75 percent to the charity promoting the tickets and 25 percent to The First Tee of Baltimore, a non-profit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
"Giving back to the community is at the heart of everything we do, so we are very excited about this new program," said Steve Schoenfeld, Executive Director of the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. "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 R.J Trzaska in the tournament office at 410.853.7064. To purchase tickets to the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship and designate your favorite participating charity as the beneficiary, please visit www.ceseniorplayers.com/tfc. Prices range from $20 for an individual grounds ticket to $90 for a weekly ticket package.
The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship is one of five major championships on the Champions Tour for eligible professionals age 50 and over and features a field of 78 players competing for a share of the $2.7 million purse. Since the inception of both the Senior Players Championship and the former Constellation Energy Classic, nearly $9 million has been raised for charities in the communities in which the tournaments were staged. The Constellation Energy Senior Player Championship is part of "The Road to the Charles Schwab Cup", a season-long points race that kicks off in Hawaii with 25 official events and culminates in Northern California at Sonoma Golf Club October 26 - November 1, with $2.1 million in payouts awarded to the season's top five leading performers.
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Maryland Charitable Solicitation Disclosure: Sponsored by PGA TOUR, Inc., 100 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 32082, 904-285-3700. Registration #18618. Upon request, a copy of the financial statement of the applicable charity is available. Registered with the Secretary of State of Maryland as required by law. For cost of copies and postage, documents and information submitted under Article 6-101 of the Annotated Code of Maryland are available from the Secretary of State of Maryland. Registration is not an endorsement of a public solicitation for contributions. The ticket purchase is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution by the consumer.
Participating organizations in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship TICKETS Fore CHARITY program*:
21st Century Education Foundation Inc
Adult Day Care Corporation of Calvert County
Adventure Sports Center
AFS USA, Inc.
American Breast Cancer Foundation
Baltimore Child Abuse Center
Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce
Canton Community Association
Center for a Healthy Maryland
CentrePointe Counseling Inc
Children's Chorus of Maryland
Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
David Kropfelder Melanoma Foundation
Downtown Sailing Center
First Tee of Baltimore
ABMRF/Foundation for Alcohol Research
Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library
Glenwood Life Counseling Center
Greater Baltimore Technology Council
Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County
Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County
Home Builders Care Foundation
Institute of Notre Dame
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Maggies Light Foundation Inc
Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic
Maryland Recreation and Parks Association
Maryland State Golf Association
MedStar Sports Health
National MS Society of Maryland
My Sister's Circle
National Kidney Foundation of Maryland
No More Stolen Childhoods
North Carroll Community School
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Packard Center for ALS Research
Partnership for Housing Foundation
Port Discovery Children's Museum of Baltimore
Pro Bono Counseling Project
Sarcoma Foundation of America Inc
Special Olympics Maryland
The Family Tree
The Red Devils
United Way of Central Maryland
York Catholic High School
*Subject to change