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Marana’s World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship announces plans to honor area service members

Marana’s World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship announces plans to honor area service membersLatest PGA Tour “Birdies for the Brave” effort

World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship tournament officials today announced plans to honor area military personnel and their families, including free admission during the tournament, a private hospitality venue and a military appreciation celebration on Friday, Feb. 19. The 2010 Accenture Match Play Championship is February 15-21 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz.

“We are so happy to announce these initiatives to honor the brave men and women of the U.S. military who call the Tucson area home,” said Executive Director Wade Dunagan. “The Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the most elite events in all of golf, and we want to do all we can to help members of the military enjoy a unique experience here at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain and see the best golfers in the world up close and personal.”

As part of this PGA Tour’s Birdies for the Brave outreach initiative, the tournament will provide all active duty, retired and reserve military with complimentary admission to the Accenture Match Play Championship any one day of the event.  Active duty military are also invited to bring their families to the event free of charge. Retired military wishing to bring family members or attend more than one day can purchase tickets at the gate at 50 percent off. Complimentary tickets may be obtained in advance through the office of Morale, Wellness, and Recreation at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, or may be picked up at the gate by showing a valid Military ID.

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In addition, a special military hospitality chalet – the Patriots’ Outpost – located on between the 14th tee box and the 17th green will provide military guests with complimentary food and beverages from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, through Saturday, February 20, and complimentary beverages on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Friday, Feb. 19, will be “Military Appreciation Day” at the Accenture Match Play Championship with a special ceremony at 10 a.m. on the clubhouse lawn to kick off the third round of competition.

PGA Tour Charities’ Birdies for the Brave initiative (www.birdiesforthebrave.com) is the Tour’s primary vehicle for supporting the brave men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets to the 2010 Accenture Match Play Championship can do so by visiting www.worldgolfchampionships.com and can still take advantage of advanced ticket specials.  Also, for the first time fans can purchase weekend daily tickets in advance of the tournament. The weekend single day tickets are $45 (Thursday-Sunday) per day, practice round tickets (Monday-Tuesday) are $25 and Wednesday tickets, which feature 32 matches, are on sale for $55. Tickets will go up by $10 when purchased at the gate.  

The World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship has partnered with the Tucson Conquistadores to be the sales arm and charitable contribution beneficiary of the Accenture Match Play Championship. Proceeds from the Accenture Match Play Championship primarily benefit The Tucson Conquistadores charities, including The First Tee of Tucson, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA and Pima County Special Olympics. Since 1962, The Tucson Conquistadores have contributed more than $21 million to youth organizations.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 176,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

About the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship

The Accenture Match Play Championship is one of four World Golf Championships sanctioned and organized by the operational committee of the International Federation of PGA Tours. The other World Golf Championships include the CA Championship (Doral, Fla.), the Bridgestone Invitational (Akron, Ohio) and the HSBC Champions (Shanghai, China).

 

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