Professional Golf Helps Give Back

June 16, 2010

Planning for this year’s Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island is well underway and, once again, a wide array of local non-profit organizations – as well as some lucky local high school graduates – will benefit from the action at this season-ending event for the PGA TOUR’s Nationwide Tour.

Tournament organizers have announced the return of the successful TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ ticket sales fundraising program, which provides an opportunity for non-profit organizations to sell tickets to this major event and keep 100% of the proceeds.  Ticket sales during last year’s tournament raised $21,000 for local charities through this successful program.

Denis Gallagher and Tournament Director Kevin Canning hold the Nationwide Tour Chapionship cup during preparations for the event.

Denis Gallagher (left) and Tournament Director Kevin Canning at the 2010 Nationwide Tour Championship

Meanwhile, the tournament’s Host Organization, Student Transportation of America Education Foundation (STAEF), recently announced the names of 16 seniors from five Charleston area high schools who will each receive $1,000 cash scholarships for college, a direct result of the Foundation’s partnership with the tournament.

“STAEF’s goal is helping students, and the more support we receive through sponsorship and ticket sales at the Nationwide Tour Championship, the more local students we can help reach their goals,” said Denis J. Gallagher, CEO of Student Transportation of America and a Daniel Island resident.

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Onlookers watch the 18th hole at last year’s Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island

The Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island concludes the season-long competition to identify the 25 players who will earn PGA TOUR cards for the following season based on the Tour’s final money list. This year’s tournament will take place October 25 – 31 at the Daniel Island Club’s Ralston Creek course.

Charities interested in participating in the TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ program are asked to contact Margaret.Shaw@familycirclecup.com or visit the tournament’s website for further information.