GPT ANNOUNCED AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC

Gateway Pro TourGateway Pro Tour announced today that it will be the new title sponsor for the 2011 Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona Golf Classic, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

In its 10th year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona Golf Classic provides opportunities during the tournament for players to interact directly with wish kids on the course.  The tournament also will hold a silent auction, raffle drawing and present prizes for the top golfers.

"The Gateway Pro Tour maintains a strong commitment to giving back to the communities in which we play, and the Make-A-Wish Foundationof Arizona Golf Classic seemed like a natural fit for us," said Stacy Pray, VP of Tour Operations for the Gateway Pro Tour. "We're proud to support the priceless work they do for children and our sponsorship of this event represents the spirit and generosity of our players, sponsors and fans."

Additional tournament details and registration information for this November event will be released in the near future.

"We are so excited about our new partnership with the Gateway Pro Tour," said Elizabeth Reich, President and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona. "We look forward to a great future working together to grant the wishes of children in Arizona who are living bravely each day with life-threatening medical conditions."

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of ArizonaMake-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona, the founding chapter, of the nation's largest wish granting organization, grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world's leading children's charities, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Arizona grants more than 250 wishes annually with an average cost of $7,500 to fulfill a wish. For more information, visit www.wishaz.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Established in 2001, the Gateway Pro Tour was created to help aspiring PGA TOUR professionals fine-tune their skills in competitive golf tournaments. In its 10-year history, the Tour has maintained a leading position as the premier developmental professional golf tour on the West Coast. Today, Gateway continues to provide the ideal competitive environment as well as significant financial opportunities for aspiring PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour professionals. The Gateway Pro Tour features 30 events January through October in Arizona and California. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to apply for membership online for the 2011 season, go to www.gatewayprotour.com.

 

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