April 09, 2008
CHARLOTTE N.C., March 14, 2008
All grounds tickets are sold out for the sixth Wachovia
Championship April 28 through May 4 at Quail Hollow Club, tournament officials announced today at 10:00 a.m.
"Once again area sports fans continue to look ahead on the calendar and make sure they are part of what has become an extraordinary tournament played on a magnificent golf course, "said Wachovia Championship Executive Director Kym Hougham. "A combination of patrons taking advantage of our renewal program along with many first-time buyers has created a sellout a month earlier than past years. Once again this year, they will be rewarded when the PGA TOUR's premier players come to Charlotte."
While Weekly Books, Practice Packs and individual Daily Tickets for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are no longer available, two new upscale options remain-the Ultimate Access and Overlook Club.
The Ultimate Access package includes access to the Clubhouse, Event Lawn, 17th green Executive Club, 8th green Champions Club, 16th green Overlook Club, 3rd green Dining Chalet and Grounds along with spectacular amenities and merchandise.
Also new is The Overlook Club which provides access to a lakeside setting on the 16th green with panoramic views of three greens-14, 16 and 17. Included in this package are many upscale additions.
For more information on both, please visit www.wachoviachampionship.com.
A majority of the proceeds from the 2008 Wachovia Championship will benefit Teach For America, a national foundation that provides a corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit to teach for two years in underserved urban and rural public schools. In five years, the Wachovia Championship has donated over $7.5 million to charities.
About the Wachovia Championship
The Wachovia Championship is one of the largest, most prestigious sporting events in the Charlotte region. Now leading up to its sixth year, the tournament is intended as an annual tradition that will bring customers, players and patrons back each year for an unforgettable golf experience. The national and international golf community has recognized it as one of the top events on the PGA TOUR. The 2008 tournament will be held April 28 - May 4. Sponsored by Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:WB), the tournament's $6.4 million purse is one of the largest on the PGA TOUR. A combination of Quail Hollow Club, the spirit of the Charlotte area community and the support of Wachovia are several reasons the Wachovia Championship has and should continue to draw many of the world's top golfers to Charlotte.
For more information, visit the tournament website, www.wachoviachampionship.com.
Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:WB) is one of the nation?s largest diversified financial services companies, with assets of $782.9 billion and market capitalization of $75.3 billion at December 31, 2007. Wachovia provides a broad range of retail banking and brokerage, asset and wealth management, and corporate and investment banking products and services to customers through 3,400 retail financial centers in 21 states from Connecticut to Florida and west to Texas and California, and nationwide retail brokerage, mortgage lending and auto finance businesses. Globally, clients are served in selected corporate and institutional sectors and through more than 40 international offices. Our retail brokerage operations under the Wachovia Securities brand name manage more than $1.2 trillion in client assets through 17,900 registered representatives in 1,500 offices nationwide. Online banking is available at wachovia.com; online brokerage products and services at wachoviasec.com; and investment products and services at evergreeninvestments.com.
About Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. This year, more than 5,000 corps members are teaching in over 1,000 schools in 26 regions across the country, and more than 12,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.
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