April 11, 2007
AT&T TO SPONSOR NEW PGA TOUR EVENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
AT&T National will debut week of July 2-8 with purse of $6 million
WASHINGTON, DC - The PGA TOUR, in conjunction with the Tiger Woods Foundation, has announced AT&T as the
title sponsor of the new PGA TOUR tournament that will debut this July in Washington, DC.
AT&T Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre joined PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and Tiger Woods today at a
press conference that provided further details on the AT&T National, which will be held the week of July 2-8 with a purse of $6 million and benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.
"AT&T is proud to partner with Tiger Woods, his foundation and the PGA TOUR on what promises to be a first-class
tournament and one of the most anticipated events on the TOUR schedule," Whitacre said. "It's appropriate that
during the week Americans celebrate their freedom, the AT&T National will benefit young people and will pay tribute to the men and women serving in our Armed Forces."
The host course for the tournament has yet to be announced. The Tiger Woods Foundation will serve as the event's host organization and primary charitable beneficiary. Additionally, each year the tournament will recognize and honor the men and women serving in our Armed Services.
"We are extremely pleased that AT&T has expanded its presence on the PGA TOUR by agreeing to sponsor the
AT&T National," Finchem said. "AT&T is a longtime partner of the TOUR and has helped generate more than $100
million for local charities through its existing golf sponsorships. We believe the AT&T National will have a tremendous impact as the newest event on the PGA TOUR."
"We hope to make the AT&T National a great tradition in this community and look forward to a wonderful partnership with AT&T and the PGA TOUR," Woods said. "I'm thrilled the AT&T National is helping facilitate my
Foundation's East Coast expansion. We plan to make a lasting impact in this community - both on and off the
In addition to the AT&T National, AT&T is the title sponsor of the PGA TOUR's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am,
Monterey, CA, and AT&T Classic, Atlanta; as well as the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship, San Antonio, and
AT&T Champions Classic, Los Angeles.
About the PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to provide
competitive earnings opportunities for past, current and future members of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and
Nationwide Tour; to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the U.S. and around
In 2007, the three Tours will compete in approximately 110 events for approximately $340 million in prize money.
Tournaments are being held in six countries outside the U.S. and in 36 states.
In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds
for local charities. In fact, the three Tours have surpassed the $1 billion mark in overall charitable contributions.
The PGA TOUR's web site address is www.pgatour.com and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach,
About the Tiger Woods Foundation
Since its inception in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached an estimated 10 million young people through character development, career exploration and grant making programs.
Programs developed and supported by the Tiger Woods Foundation all share a similar mission of empowering
young people to dream big and to set specific goals to achieve their dreams.
The Tiger Woods Learning Center is a youth-education facility and curriculum created by the Tiger Woods
Foundation. Launched in February, 2006, the Tiger Woods Learning Center is an innovative 14-acre, after school
campus designed to inspire career exploration. Serving members in grades 5 through 12, classes include forensic
science, robotics, engineering, aerospace, video production and home design. Start Something, based on Earl Woods' best-selling book, is a free program for youth 8-17 that addresses three priorities: character education, volunteer service and career exploration. Through participation in Start Something, youth define a specific personal goal and develop an action plan to achieve it while giving back to their community and exploring careers that fit within their areas of interest.
More information on the Tiger Woods Foundation and its programs can be found at tigerwoodsfoundation.org.
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