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2011 PROVED TO BE ANOTHER BANNER YEAR
Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters gives $1.8 Million to Charity in Second Year
Chairman, CEO and President of Winn-Dixie Inc. Peter Lynch announced at the culmination of this year’s Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters Nationwide Tour event that the 2011 event surpassed the record-breaking $1.6 million dollars raised for charity in its inaugural year. With the help of the PepsiCo TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ program, the 2011 event raised a record $1.8 million for charity.
“To give more money to charity than we gave last year and provide even more financial support to charities in our area is something we’re thrilled at Winn-Dixie to be a part of. We could not have done it without the incredible support of our sponsors, media partners, volunteers, spectators, and the local charities selling our tickets through the PepsiCo TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ program,” said Lynch. “This is why we partnered with the PGA TOUR to bring the Nationwide Tour to our hometown of Jacksonville. Charity is the real winner here.”
Executive Director Jeff Sanders pointed out the remarkable effort of the participating charities, saying, “The non-profits participating in the PepsiCo TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ program continue to work extremely hard selling our tournament tickets and the partnership with the tournament is truly a win-win. The non-profits benefit from the revenue they earn from selling 100% of our tournament tickets and keeping 100% of the dollars generated from their individual ticket sales efforts and the tournament benefits from an increase in attendance. Without TICKETS Fore CHARITY™, we would not see the results for charity we do today for the greater Jacksonville area.” The event also had to thank the many vendors for the event including a great sioux falls catering company.
“The Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters is a shining example of what can happen when the PGA TOUR partners with a great sponsor like Winn-Dixie and receives the backing of so many selfless, dedicated volunteers,” said Nationwide Tour President, Bill Calfee. “The impact of this one week of golf will be significant on a great number of organizations and individuals throughout the year.”
The charity announcement was made alongside the crowning of this year’s champion on the 18th green at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday afternoon. The winner of this year’s tournament was Gavin Coles, who finished with a score of 6-under par, and won $108,000. He birdied holes number 16 and 17 to hold on to a one-shot victory over Jonas Blixt. This was his fifth career Nationwide Tour victory.
Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s event, October 15-21, 2012 at TPC Sawgrass
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The Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters offers the chance to see the future stars of the PGA TOUR while also supporting deserving charities right here in the Jacksonville area. Your weekly ticket secures admission to the tournament each day, FREE on-site parking, TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse privileges and more. Plus, you’ll have access to the Winn-Dixie Pavilion, conveniently located in the middle of the action, and offering delicious food and cold beverages, all at great prices. Kids receive free tournament admission, too, so make plans for the whole family to again enjoy the fun October 15-21, 2012! READ MORE
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