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The Tour Report

August 16 2012

10:44 AM

Atwal, others wear saffron ribbons

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Sasha Dusbabek/Special to PGATOUR.COM
Nathan Green and his caddy are wearing the saffron ribbons.

GREENSBORO,N.C. -- Arjun Atwal and other PGA TOUR pros will be wearing saffron-colored ribbons this week at Sedgefield Country Club to honor the six Sikhs killed in the Aug. 5 massacre at a Wisconsin temple, as well as the police officer who was wounded in the attacks. 

“My family and I knew we had to do something to help the victims of this horrible tragedy right after we heard about it” said Atwal, who is from India and a Sikh. “I know that we can’t bring any of the victims back, but we wanted to help out as much as we can to honor and bring awareness to those involved.”

Atwal, who won the 2010 Wyndham Championship, and his family are making a donation to the victims. Saffron is the color of the Sikhs, whom Atwal described as a peace-loving and welcoming people during a press conference earlier this week.

The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin has set up a fund for the shooting victims. All the donations, which are tax deductible, go directly to lower-income families who lost loved ones, those injured in the shooting and to repairing the temple. To donate, click here.