THE TPC OF LOUISIANA AND LT. GOV. MITCH LANDRIEU TEAM UP TO SUPPORT U.S. TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES -- 08/23/2005
Date: August 23, 2005
Contact: Brandi Jenniskens
TPC of Louisiana
Phone: (504) 436-8721 ext. 203
Contact: Emily Sneed
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
THE TPC OF LOUISIANA AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MITCH LANDRIEU
Avondale, LA (August 23, 2005) — As part of a joint initiative between the PGA TOUR, TPC Network and the America Supports You program, the TPC of Louisiana and Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu will host a fundraising event on Monday, September 19, 2005 in support of our U.S. troops. This initiative is designed to help promote awareness for the America Supports You program, raise funds for our military men and women in need and unite our community with our local military branches.
The day-long event will consist of a “Tee Off to Troops” Golf Tournament as well as a silent auction. Breakfast, lunch and a Hors d’oevres reception will also be provided to participants. The TPC of Louisiana is also providing a military discount weekend, September 23 – 25. Any military personnel can “play where the pro’s play” for only $72 plus tax. A portion of the weekend’s proceeds will also be contributed to the America Supports You campaign. Funds raised will be dispersed equally to three benefactors:
“We are extremely proud to have our TPCs and TOUR players support our military men and women, as team members of America Supports You, whose support for U.S. military members and their families mirrors the PGA TOUR’s giving back mission,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “We applaud our TOUR players
“We are very grateful to the PGA TOUR, TPCs and PGA TOUR players for undertaking this initiative and for their long-standing support of our military men and women,” said Allison Barber, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. “The single-most important factor in boosting the morale of our troops is letting them know that the people back home support and appreciate their efforts. This program will go a long way toward achieving that goal.”
“Through the America Supports You program, those of us on the home front can show support for our citizen-soldiers in the Middle East,” said Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu. “The ‘Tee off to Troops’ Golf Tournament provides a fun and convenient way for Louisianans to say thank you to our National Guard, and we are honored to support this event.”
About the TPC of Louisiana
About Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu’s Office:
About America Supports You
About the TPC Network
Since the TPC at Sawgrass first opened its world-renowned Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided rent-free venues for PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour tournaments, helping to boost purses and increase charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world’s best golfers compete.
Distinctive in character but consistent in quality, TPCs are known for their outstanding conditioning, amenities and commitment to environmental excellence. To date, 21 of the 24 TPCs are certified as Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Systems. The TPC Network also is distinguished by its commitment to give back to local communities through support of charitable and community-based programs. For more information, visit www.tpc.com.
About the PGA TOUR
Nearly 110 events will be contested during the three Tours in 2005, for approximately $320 million in prize money. In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant sums of money for charity. TOUR events have raised more than $960 million for charity since 1938, the first year such records were kept. The PGA TOUR website is www.pgatour.com.
About the America Supports You Event:
Event Date: Monday, September 19, 2005
Schedule of Events:
3:30 p.m. Tournament Reception
Food and Beverage: Continental Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, and Hors D’oeuvres Reception
Entry: Please deliver or fax your completed entry form to Brandi Jenniskens at the TPC of Louisiana.
Sponsorships: To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brandi Jenniskens at the TPC of Louisiana. (Phone) 504-436-8721 ext. 203 or e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.