From now until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, fans are encouraged to visit www.PGATOUR.com/volunteers and vote for their favorite volunteer from The Barclays. At the end of the voting period, the volunteer with the most votes will have the opportunity to present a $10,000 check in his or her name to the First Tee of Metro New York.
In addition, top-ranking tournaments have the ability to earn additional charitable funding based on the total number of votes earned collectively by volunteers and the tournament.
“The PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge is a fun way to raise funds for charity and honor the contributions of the hundreds of TOUR volunteers who annually donate their time helping to orchestrate The Barclays each year,” said Peter Mele, executive director of The Barclays. “We encourage our volunteers to participate in this worthwhile program and ask their friends, family members and co-workers to visit the website and vote.”
The PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge will continue at 16 tournaments during the 2016 PGA TOUR season and build upon more than $1 million donated by sponsor Astellas to tournament charities over the course of the partnership.
“Astellas is proud to partner with the PGA TOUR as both organizations share a deep commitment to the power of volunteerism,” said Walt Johnston, senior vice president, sales & marketing, urology and hospital, Astellas Pharma US, Inc. “We are honored to be part of the PGA TOUR’s philanthropic legacy by collaborating on this unique opportunity to give back to the communities where we work and live.”
The Barclays features 125 of the world’s best professional golfers competing for 2,000 FedEx Cup points in the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs and a purse of $8.5 million.
This “vote-for-me” competition is designed to raise funds for charity while recognizing the talent, passion and commitment of the TOUR’s more than 100,000 tournament volunteers nationwide including 1,800 from metropolitan area, who have helped the TOUR achieve more than $2.3 billion in charitable giving.
The Barclays will take place from Tuesday, Aug. 23, through Sunday, Aug. 29, on the Black Course of Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale. To learn more about the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge and to register to participate as a volunteer or supporter, visit www.PGATOUR.com/volunteers.