Tournament officials announced today that the 2013 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola raised a record $2.3 million for local charities. Organizations that received donations include the East Lake Foundation, The First Tee of East Lake and others. Since 1997, the tournament has generated more than $22 million for charity.
“Charity is a top priority at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, and we work hard every year to raise record donations for the local community,” said Tom Clark, executive director of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. “The charitable spirit of the tournament extends far beyond the dollars raised; it is at the heart of our staff, volunteers and fans who make it possible.”
Annually, the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola is the largest fundraiser for the East Lake Foundation, the nonprofit organization that led the community revitalization of the East Lake community. The East Lake Foundation incorporates mixed-income housing, a cradle-to-college educational pipeline, and community wellness programs, serving as the lead organization in the collaborative effort with its partners to sustain a vibrant East Lake. With the tournament’s support, the East Lake Foundation is able to provide programs and services that support 1,500 residents in The Villages of East Lake and more than 1,300 students at Charles R. Drew Charter School. This summer the newly constructed Drew Charter School Junior and Senior Academy will open allowing Drew Charter School to expand enrollment to include more high school students.
Fans have a limited time to take advantage of two special ticket offers:
– a Weekly Grounds ticket for $125 ($160 value) or
– a Weekly Championship Club ticket for $225 ($300 value).
Weekly Grounds tickets give fans admission to the grounds only from Thursday, September 10 – Sunday, September 14. Weekly Championship Club tickets offer admission to the grounds and to a venue with climate-controlled indoor seating, an upgraded concession menu, premium bar and an outdoor patio overlooking the 17th fairway, from Thursday, September 10 – Sunday, September 14.
All Weekly Grounds ticket purchasers will receive a $20 gift card to any PGA TOUR Superstore. If fans upgrade to the Weekly Championship Club ticket they will receive a dozen Bridgestone golf clubs adorned with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola logo, in addition to a $20 gift card to any PGA TOUR Superstore. Both ticket offers are available from March 3 – April 4 on PGATOUR.com/tourchampionship. (That’s an amazing deal!)
Fans are reminded that each year, youth 18 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit PGATOUR.com/tourchampionship.
Can you tell the TOUR Championship cares about the youth? 18 years and younger free with a ticketed adult? Sounds like a great time to us!