TPC Tampa Bay Raises Over $1.4 Million in Support of U.S. Military
Heritage Golf Group, LLC (HGG), a leading owner and operator of premier golf properties across the country, announced today that TPC Tampa Bay recently hosted a charity Golf Tournament and auction raising more than $1.4 million to support PGA TOUR Charities, Inc.’s Birdies for the Brave® program. The charity event, held on Monday, August 27th, 2012, was organized by a group of corporate leaders and Washington, D.C. professionals during the Republican National Convention.
In addition to the funds raised during the charity tournament at TPC Tampa Bay, other resources were donated to our nation’s military heroes at the event – including two specially adapted homes awarded to deserving wounded warriors and their families and new transportation to our veterans. The fundraiser was co-hosted by SAP and Intel Corporation, with Honorary Co-Chairmen Speaker John Boehner, Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell, Co-CEO of SAP Bill McDermott and Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel Corporation.
Supporters included numerous members of Congress and Governors, corporate leaders like Bridgestone, Ford Motor Company, the National Association of Homebuilders, Amway, eBay, Yamaha, Verizon, Artemis Strategies and the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries.
“It was an honor to host this event in celebration of our military heroes,” said Brady Boyd, General Manager of TPC Tampa Bay. “The combined support of our committee members, sponsors and local community has made this the most successful fundraiser that we’ve ever hosted in support of Birdies for the Brave. We are truly grateful for the daily sacrifices that our military members and their families make and I hope that we can continue to make a positive impact in their lives.”
Since 2008, the Heritage Golf Group Collection of Clubs have enthusiastically championed the Birdies for the Brave program, raising more than $1.8 million in support of the military homefront charities. TPC Tampa Bay is one of nine Heritage Golf Group properties to host Birdies for the Brave fundraisers this year. Birdies for the Brave provides much needed support to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families and is a primary element of Heritage Golf Group’s philanthropic endeavors.
Birdies for the Brave is a military outreach initiative that is dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Funds from these events will benefit numerous military homefront groups that are supported by PGA TOUR players, including:
For additional information, visit birdiesforthebrave.org.
About The Collection On Hilton Head Island
The Heritage Golf Collection (www.hiltonheadgolf.net) features a group of four premier, resort-style golf clubs including seven award-winning golf courses and 135 holes of golf on Hilton Head Island, SC. Owned and managed by Heritage Golf Group, The Heritage Golf Collection includes Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, Shipyard Golf Club, Palmetto Hall Plantation Club and Oyster Reef Golf Club. With a variety of resort amenities, “Stay & Play” packages and a private country club atmosphere, the Heritage Golf Collection on Hilton Head Island is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.
About Heritage Golf Group
Heritage Golf Group (www.heritagegolfgroup.com), established in 1999, is an innovative, industry leading hospitality company and owner/operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties spanning Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas. Guided by the principle of evolving the private club and golf business experience to the highest level, each individual club’s amenities and operational systems are tailored to augment their one-of-a-kind assets. With a commitment to delivering memorable experiences to its members and guests, the company is constantly expanding their team of experts in operations, golf, culinary, lodging, fitness, agronomy and special events. Backed by the financial strength of Tower Three Partners, an operationally oriented private equity firm, Heritage Golf Group is uniquely poised to expand through the acquisition of a tightly focused and selective group of upscale clubs.