FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (9/22/04)
Contact: Jamie Carbone, The PGA of America, 561.624.8400; Josh Raymond,
Alday Communications, 615.791.1535; David Pratt, Centenary Sports Information
Director, 318.869.5092; or Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318.869.5120
The following news release is from the Golf: For Business
& Life Program
OF AMERICA DONATES $100,000 TO CENTENARY ON BEHALF OF HAL SUTTON
Money From Ryder Cup Outreach to Fund 'Golf: For Business & Life'
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.— At the 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup in Bloomfield
Township, Mich., The PGA of America announced that U.S. Ryder Cup Team
captain Hal Sutton has chosen Centenary College of Louisiana to receive
$100,000 to fund its "Golf: For Business & Life" Program.
Sutton and the 2004 Ryder Cup Team members have designated a combined
PGA of America contribution of $1.3 million to 14 colleges and universities
across the country to fund Golf: For Business & Life classes.
The Golf: For Business & Life program offers Centenary juniors, seniors
and graduate students the opportunity to learn the basics of the golf
swing, etiquette, and most importantly, how to use golf as a business
tool regardless of their chosen careers. The classes are taught by PGA
professionals and also feature business leaders who are asked to address
students on how golf has enhanced their business.
“These players make the Ryder Cup one of the most exciting events
in sports,” said PGA of America President M.G. Orender. “In
addition to competing for their country, the players are also able to
make a difference by giving back to charities in various communities and
supporting the growth of the game through Golf: For Business & Life.”
Since Golf: For Business & Life was established in 1999, The PGA
of America has contributed $4.5 million to this national program, which
has expanded into 52 universities nationwide reaching more than 14,000
students. The program is run by The PGA of America as part of its national
growth of the game campaign called “Play Golf America.”
The PGA of America, founded in 1916, is a not-for-profit organization
that promotes the game of golf while continuing to enhance the standards
of the profession. The Association is comprised of more than 28,000 PGA
Professionals — men and women — who are dedicated to growing
participation in the game of golf.
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