(RESTON, Va.) – The (WLGO) – a national event on Monday, August 5 benefiting the – has unveiled exciting prizes consisting of brand-name golf products and experiences.
The ninth annual simultaneous charity outing will be played on more than 100 golf courses coast to coast, plus Hawaii. Since its inception, more than 57,000 men, women, juniors and seniors have played in 33 states to raise nearly $3.8 million for military families. Several national celebrities have donated to WLGO, including PGA Tour Legend Chi Chi Rodriguez and 42nd President Bill Clinton.
Teams participating in WLGO are eligible for prizes by simply fundraising and competing.
· Prize 1 – The highest fundraising team nationwide will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to Orlando. On the trip you'll tour the Golf Channel studio, lodging and golf at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club and Lodge, and more. *Restrictions apply on dates, winners will be contacted for availability. This trip is sponsored by Golf Channel.
· Prize 2 – All teams raising at least $500 by August 5 are entered into a raffle for the opportunity to win a trip to Titleist headquarters in Fairhaven, MA or the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, CA.
· Prize 3 – The player from each facility who records the longest drive will receive one Volvik stand bag, six dozen Volvik golf balls, four Volvik hats, and one Volvik tour towel.
as a single, twosome or foursome to play at participating courses near them. Cost varies by location and includes greens fees, shared carat, warm-up bucket of balls and lunch (if applicable), local prizes and awards ceremony following play. All golfers regardless of ability are welcome and a USGA handicap is not required.
“The World’s Largest Golf Outing is more than just a great day on the golf course,” says Peter Hill, chairman and chief executive officer of Billy Casper Golf. “It’s about making an impact on the lives of our injured service men and women, and their loved ones.”
Since 1990, Fisher House Foundation has provided a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving treatment at major military and VA medical centers. Its network of 76 comfort homes has provided over 335,000 families with no-cost lodging, allowing families to be close by while a loved one undergoes treatment and recovery.
“Having two sons and a daughter-in-law in the United States Marine Corps, we love what Fisher House does to keep military families close to their loved ones,” says Christy Lapp, captain of Team Birddog, the leading fundraisers for WLGO two years running. “It’s absolutely wonderful what they do, and we’ll continue to strive towards our goal of over $20,000 raised to support fellow service members and their families across the country.”
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