Tiger Woods Charity Event Qualifer
to Be Held at NJ's Trump Bedminster
BEDMINSTER, N.J. - Spots are still available for players to compete in the inaugural Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs, a yearlong amateur golf series to begin in 2014. The event combines competition with fundraising and helps build awareness for the Tiger Woods Foundation and local youth charities. Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., will play host to one of eight regional qualifying tournaments, July 21, 2014, with benefits going to The Inner-City Scholarship Fund and the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The team entry fee is $1,000 - $500 per player – and includes greens fee, cart fees, caddie fees (gratuities extra), golfer’s gift pack, use of practice facility, locker room access, lunch and awards reception. In addition to the entry fee, each team is required to raise an additional $2,000 - $1,000 per player, with every dollar going directly to the The Inner-City Scholarship Fund and the Tiger Woods Foundation.
In addition to bringing the Tiger Woods Foundation’s signature golf events to New Jersey, the tournament will benefit the Tiger Woods Learning Centers and the Earl Woods Scholarship Program. The learning centers offer STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) courses such as robotics and graphic design to underserved youth nationwide, while the scholarship program provides mentors and funds to help send first-generation students to universities including Georgetown, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard.
The Inner-City Scholarship Fund will also benefit from the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs. ICSF changes lives for the better by providing families with demonstrable financial needs the opportunity to give their children a quality, values-based K-12 Catholic education within the Archdiocese of New York. ICSF exists to ensure that the gift of an excellent Catholic school education continues to be a viable option for current and future generations of students of all faiths.
“Combining competition with philanthropy has been an amazing experience for me, and I look forward to seeing Charity Playoff competitors take on this challenge,” Tiger Woods said. “Between the prestigious tournament venues and the chance to support a great cause, I’m excited to see participants enjoy this opportunity to give back.”
Nationwide, two-person amateur teams will have the opportunity to enter regional qualifying tournaments with a base registration fee and the goal of obtaining charitable donations. Each team will have a personalized interactive website (twcharityplayoffs.com) to help campaign donations, and teams that raise $10,000 or more will automatically qualify for the Charity Playoff Finals. Teams can also play their way into the Charity Playoff finals, as the top low-net and the low-gross teams in each regional qualifying event will also advance.
The Charity Playoffs Finals is an exclusive two-day golf and hospitality experience in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-2. Those competing in the finals will receive two days of golf in the Charity Playoffs Finals, deluxe hotel accommodations at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort for two nights, gourmet hospitality and gifts. In addition, finalists will be treated to a private golf exhibition and reception with Tiger Woods and other PGA TOUR players, as well as, clubhouse credentials with hospitality to attend the World Challenge golf tournament. Airfare and additional nights lodging are at the player’s expense.
The top fundraising team nationally will also receive Pro-Am spots in each of the Tiger Woods Foundation Pro-Am events (Deutsche Bank Championship, Quicken Loans National and World Challenge).
Participants will compete on the Trump National Golf Club - Old Course, which will challenge players with its undulated greens and tough bunker positions. By registering and competing in this unique team event players can walk the fairways of this Top 100 course. The Old Course is home to Jordan Spieth’s 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur win and is slated to host the 2017 U.S. Women's Open and the 2022 PGA Championship.
Registration for the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs at Trump National Golf Club is now open; to sign up, please visit twcharityplayoffs.com.
For more information on the Tiger Woods Charity Playoffs, please contact tournament director Kevin Probst.
About Tiger Woods Foundation
Where you come from shouldn't mean failure. At the Tiger Woods Foundation, it doesn't. Our programs break the cycle of poverty with college-access opportunities for low-income students. At Tiger Woods Learning Center campuses across the country, scholars in grades 5-12 are immersed in an interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum. Here, they make the connection between school and career, while planning a road map to college. Tailored to the needs of the first-generation scholar, the Earl Woods Scholarship Program provides four-year college scholarships coupled with an unyielding support system. But we don't stop there. Through dedicated mentors, professional development workshops and internships, our one-to-one philosophy ensures the success of our students in college and beyond. See how our scholars are smashing the cycle of poverty at tigerwoodsfoundation.org and @TWFoundation.
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