Weekly Ticket Books Sold Out for Wachovia Championship
February 12, 2008
Individual Daily Tickets Still Available
CHARLOTTE N.C., February 8, 2008-Weekly Ticket Books for the 2008 edition of the Wachovia Championship are sold out for the April 28-May 4 tournament at Quail Hollow Club, where Tiger Woods will defend his 2007 title.
This ticket option for patrons has traditionally been available until mid March.
"We are seeing the numbers of purchases increasing earlier and earlier each year," said Wachovia Championship Executive Director Kym Hougham. "I believe the Wachovia Championship has become a spring tradition in this area that people do not want to miss."
The Wachovia Championship is not only one of the premier events in the North Carolina region, but also in the world. Last year's championship was one of only nine tournaments around the globe where all of the top-10 players in the Official World Golf Rankings gathered to compete.
Also sold out are Saturday Daily Tickets.
Ticket options still available include a Practice Pack that consists of daily tickets for Monday's Pro-Am along with Tuesday's practice round and Wednesday's Pro-Am for $25. Tickets for the first two rounds Thursday and Friday are $40 each and tickets for Sunday's final round are $50 each.
Once again, the cost of parking at authorized lots and shuttle service to and from Quail Hollow Club are included in the ticket price for the April 28-May 4 PGA TOUR event.
Patrons and sports fans will find more photos, videos and easy navigation to purchase tickets by visiting www.wachoviachampionship.com. The site will continue to have new tools added as championship week approaches. Frequent visits are recommended for the most up to date information. Patrons can also purchase tickets by calling (800) 945-0777.
The Wachovia Championship is offering two new Premium Ticket options this year:
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 the championship website.
Due to the large volume of renewal purchases by past patrons, a limited number of traditional Premium Tickets remain. Executive Club is the only option and few are left. Champions Club and Event Lawn packages are already sold out.
To accommodate families, children ages 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission (one child per paying adult).
Weekly ticket books include admission to all seven days of the tournament. With ticket books, the same person does not have to use the ticket each day, allowing family members, friends and business associates to share the cost of the event.
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.
Editor's Note: Beginning in mid-December 2007, the Wachovia Championship Graphics Package will no longer be available publicly on our Web site and will require a password. Please contact Media Director Lee Patterson for access at (704) 553-4790 or firstname.lastname@example.org