Golf News for Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | Charity

Constellation Senior Players Championship supports Environmental Institute for Golf

For the third consecutive year, the Constellation Senior Players Championship has donated $10,000 to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

The Constellation Senior Players Championship is one of five major tournaments annually played on the Champions Tour, a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. The 2013 event will be conducted June 27-30 at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Pa., and offers a purse of $2.7 million. GCSAA Class A member Jason Hurwitz is the host golf course superintendent. The event contributes proceeds to charitable organizations every year, with more than $8 million donated since 1992.

"We are appreciative of Constellation, the PGA Tour, and the countless number of volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to provide world-class golf events and also contribute to charitable causes," said GCSAA President Sandy Queen, CGCS. "These funds go directly to programs that advance the sustainable management of golf facilities."

With this donation, the Constellation Senior Players Championship moves into the Executive Club of the EIFG cumulative giving program for organizations that have donated $25,000-$49,999 since 1982. The Constellation Senior Players Championship also attains Platinum Tee Club status with the donation. The Platinum Tee Club is the EIFG's giving club for organizations that contribute a minimum of $5,000 annually.

Constellation has been a title sponsor on the Champions Tour since 2003 and title sponsor of the Senior Players Championship since 2007. Constellation, an Exelon company, is a leading supplier of electricity, natural gas, and energy products and services in North America. In the pursuit of reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, making its energy system more sustainable, and producing emissions-free nuclear, wind and solar energy, Constellation utilizes innovative technologies to help its customers make smarter use of energy and spur investment in new sources of energy and jobs. For more about Constellation, visit www.constellation.com.

About the EIFG
The EIFG is the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and has as its mission to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. With respect for the game and the environment, the EIFG inspires environmental, social and economic progress through golf for the benefit of communities. Collaboration between the golf industry, environmental interests and communities will lead to programs and services beneficial to all who come into contact with the game of golf. Visit the EIFG at www.eifg.org.
About GCSAA

GCSAA is a leading golf organization and has as its focus golf course management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf.

Find GCSAA on Facebook, follow GCSAA on Twitter, and visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org.

About Constellation
The Constellation family of retail electricity and natural gas suppliers (www.constellation.com), are subsidiaries of Exelon Corp., and are leading competitive retail suppliers of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's retail businesses serve more than 100,000 business and public sector customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100, and nearly one million residential customers.