World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play Generates Over $1 Million for Charity
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Austin, Texas – Tournament officials announced today that the 2016 World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play generated over $1 million for charity. Following a successful first time having the Dell Match Play in Austin, benefitting charities include Austin Parks Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, The First Tee of Greater Austin and national chapters, Helping Hand Home for Children and Keep Austin Beautiful. World No. 1 Jason Day will return to Austin Country Club to defend his title against the top players from around the world on March 22-26, 2017.
Dell is dedicated to using the charitable proceeds from the Dell Match Play to encourage improved health, wellness, resiliency and academic achievement that will have a measurable and lasting impact on the community’s youth.
“Charity is the bloodline of everything we do here in Austin at the Dell Match Play,” said Jordan Uppleger, executive director of the Dell Match Play. “We are proud of our impact here in Austin, which is only possible through support from Dell, the fans, our dedicated volunteer force and the corporate community. We look forward to continued support when tickets go on sale, September 29 at 10:00 am, at dellmatchplay.com, so that we can continue giving back to the community each year of the tournament.“
“We believe technology exists to drive human progress on a global scale—to create new markets, reshape industries and improve the lives of every person on the planet,” said Trisa Thompson, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Dell. “Progress begins and ends in the communities where we live and work and is why we support Youth Learning initiatives here in Austin and around the world.”
More information on the local beneficiaries –
Austin Parks Foundation – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Austin and Travis County by strengthening the region’s parks system, which spans more than 29,000 acres. A non-profit established in 1992, APF fills the city’s funding and resource gap needed to develop, maintain and enhance the area’s 300+ parks, trails and green spaces. APF fosters innovative public/private partnerships and since 2006, has given over 145 grants totaling more than $2 million in service to the greater Austin community. APF is known for its annual flagship volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, and is a presenting partner and beneficiary of the popular Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park. For more information, please visit www.austinparks.org.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area – The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area is Austin’s leading youth development agency devoted to providing hope and opportunity to all kids, especially those who need us most, between the ages of 6 and 18. With 23 Clubs in Austin, the organization helps 12,000 kids each year (and over 1,700 each day) grow into healthy responsible, caring young adults. With a high concentration of children from limited economic resources, BGCAA is ideally positioned to assist youth in improving their educational and social skills, physical health and fitness and emotional well-being. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcaustin.org
The First Tee of Greater Austin - The First Tee of Greater Austin (TFTGA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth development organization dedicated to providing young people with educational programs to build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Founded in 1999, the chapter has served thousands of area youth through educational programs. Sports, specifically the game of golf, provide a platform to encourage core values and healthy choices. First Tee participants learn about Nine Core Values (honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment) and how to apply them to life skills and transfer the positive values of golf to everyday life. For more information, please visit http://www.thefirstteeau
Helping Hand Home for Children - Since 1893, Helping Hand Home has transformed the lives of thousands of children by providing a nurturing and therapeutic home for those who have suffered unimaginable abuse and neglect. Its goal is to protect and restore the lives of victimized children so that those without hope may reclaim their futures. Through its Residential Treatment Center, onsite charter school and a growing Foster and Adoption Program, Helping Hand Home for Children combines loving care, professional treatment and innovative services that deliver real results. For more information, please visit http://helpinghandhome.o
Keep Austin Beautiful - Keep Austin Beautiful’s mission is to provide resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities. The non-profit service organization’s programs beautify, clean and protect the Austin environment through physical improvements to the local environment, community resources, and hands-on education. More than 20,000 people volunteer their time each year, committing 60,000 hours to cleaning and beautifying Austin, and environmental education is provided to 11,000 youth annually through Keep Austin Beautiful programs and events. For more information, please visit http://keepaustinbeautif
The top 64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking will come to Austin in nearly two months as the best players from around the globe square off in a rare match-play format. The Dell Match Play field annually consists of the very best players from around the world from all Tours. It is a given that fans attending the Dell Match Play will see players like Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott in the field.
Those interested in more information on corporate hospitality options or to find out how to get on the waiting list for tickets to the Dell Match Play, which is expected to sell out quickly when tickets go on sale, should contact the tournament office for more information at 512-949-5885.
The World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play is one of the most elite and exciting tournaments on golf’s calendar as the Dell Match Play is one in a series of four World Golf Championships events sanctioned and organized by the operational committee of the International Federation of PGA Tours, which includes the Asian Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA TOUR, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour. The Dell Match Play field annually consists of the very best players from around the world from all Tours. The Dell Match Play traditionally has nearly all of the top 64 in the world. It is a given that fans attending the Dell Match Play will see players like Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott in the field.
The Dell Match Play has generated more than $16 million for charity since its inception, part of the more than $54 million raised for global charities since the advent of the World Golf Championships in 1999. For more information, visit www.WorldGolfChampionships.com
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About the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play
The Dell Match Play will be the third of four World Golf Championships events on the 2016-17 PGA TOUR schedule sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours on the PGA TOUR schedule. The other World Golf Championships include the Mexico Championship (Mexico City, Mexico), the Bridgestone Invitational (Akron, Ohio) and the HSBC Champions (Shanghai, China). The Dell Match Play is broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. The Dell Match Play is entering its second year in Austin. The Match Play Championship has generated more than $16 million for charity since its inception, including prior title sponsors, and is part of the more than $54 million raised for global charities since the advent of the World Golf Championships in 1999. For more information, visit www.WorldGolfChampionships.com.