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PGA G.C. to host Fairway 5K Run/Walk

PGA GOLF CLUB TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL ‘RED, WHITE & YOU’ FAIRWAY 5K RUN / WALK

IN OCTOBER

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2019) PGA Golf Club – the PGA of America’s award-winning 54-hole facility – will host the “Second Annual Red, White & YOU Fairway 5K Run / Walk” on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Open to everyone, the race begins at 6:45 a.m. with kick-off ceremonies. The 5K run / walk begins at 7 a.m., and a post-race celebration commences at 8 a.m. Early registration ends August 31 and costs $25; after August 31, the entry fee is $30 (service fees not included). Each participant will receive a race shirt and breakfast on the day of the race.

All proceeds benefit PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), the flagship military program of the PGA of America’s charitable foundation PGA REACH. The year-round program introduces golf to veterans, while enhancing their mental, social, physical and emotional well-being. PGA HOPE also helps veterans assimilate back into their community through the social interaction of golf.

Registration for the race can be done online, and race packets can be picked up at Fleet Feet in Stuart, Fla., on Oct. 18 from 12 – 6 p.m., and at PGA Golf Club on the 19th from 9 – 11 a.m. Second Annual Red, White & YOU Fairway 5K Run / Walk sponsorship and donation opportunities are available.

For information about the event and sponsorships / donations, visit the event’s Facebook page or contact Heidi Geiser at hgeiser@pgahq.com or 772-467-5488.

The Second Annual Red, White & YOU Fairway 5K Run / Walk takes place seven weeks before the Red, White & You Charity Golf Event (Dec. 8). Open to all golfers, the fifth annual golf tournament begins at 8:15 a.m. with kick-off ceremonies, followed by a scramble competition (with divisions) at 9 a.m. A post-event celebration starts at 2 p.m. Entry for PGA Golf Club members, PGA Professionals and active or retired military is $85. Cost for guests of members and the general public is $110. Breakfast, lunch, golf prizes and tax are included.

“The tremendous success of our inaugural Red, White & YOU Fairway 5K Run / Walk inspired us to make this an annual event,” says General Manager and Director of Golf Jeremy Wiernasz. “It benefits a great cause in PGA HOPE, and we encourage everyone to lace up their running shoes and support our veterans.”

Owned and operated by the PGA of America, and known as the “Ultimate Golf Resort Destination,” PGA Golf Club is home to three distinct golf courses – the Wanamaker, Ryder and Dye – designed by renowned architects Tom Fazio and Pete Dye.

Next year, PGA Golf Club will host the 2020 Boys and Girls Junior Championships. The Boys Junior PGA Championship will be contested July 13 – 16; the Girls Junior PGA Championship will follow on July 28 – 31. Each event features 144 players in a four-round, 18-hole, stroke-play format.

In 2021, PGA Golf Club will host the PGA Professional Championship on the Wanamaker and Ryder Courses. The Championship will be comprised of players who advance from the 41 PGA Section Championships, along with past champions, competing to finish in the Top 20 and a spot in the PGA Championship. All four rounds will be broadcast live on Golf Channel.

To learn more about PGA Golf Club, visit www.pgavillage.com.

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GETTING THERE: PGA Golf Club is less than a two-hour drive from Orlando and Miami – and under three hours from Tampa, Fort Myers and other Florida population centers. PGA Golf Club is conveniently located 50 minutes north of Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), off Interstate 95 in Port St. Lucie. PBI offers nearly 100 nonstop flights to more than 25 cities in the U.S. and Canada.

CONTACT: Robert Rodriguez Buffalo.Agency rrodriguez@buffalo.agency

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