Golf News for Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Charity

Ohio's Longaberger Golf Club to co-host 'World's Largest Golf Outing'

NASHPORT, Ohio -- Longaberger Golf Club, managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) - owner and operator of more than 140 golf courses, country clubs and resorts - will co-host the third annual "World's Largest Golf Outing" to benefit Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) on Sunday, August 11.

The simultaneous golf outing at more than 110 BCG-managed courses in 28 states is open to golfers of all abilities and does not require a USGA handicap.

Tee times for the 2:30 p.m. Longaberger shotgun event can now be reserved online at worldslargestgolfouting.com. The $64 entry fee includes a $5 donation to WWP, round of golf, cart rental, range balls, awards reception, on-course contests and prizes.

"Community support for this event and our soldiers has been overwhelming," says Longaberger Golf Club General Manager Danny Ackerman. "We've opened additional slots to give everyone the best chance to participate this year, and anticipate a sellout crowd."

All donations and part of the event proceeds benefit WWP, the national, nonpartisan organization that honors and empowers Wounded Warriors, some of whom will play in the World's Largest Golf Outing. Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds to support this worthy cause.

Golfers Tweeting @BillyCasperGolf should use #WLGO with photos and updates during and after the day.

Last year, BCG hosted more than 7,800 golfers at 100 of its golf courses in 24 states during the second annual "World's Largest Golf Outing," raising more than $400,000 for WWP. Launched in 2011, the 2012 event saw player registration and fundraising grew by 250% and 700%, respectively.

Pre-registered teams nationwide have already raised over $150,000 in 2013.

"We set the bar very high in 2012, but are committed to build on the generous donations golfers made to Wounded Warrior Project," says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. "Golfers and Wounded Warriors who played the first two events gave it rave reviews and we expect the same this time around."

"Each year this ground-breaking outing gets bigger and better, providing a healthy physical activity for Wounded Warriors and raising funds for WWP programs," says Adam Silva, Chief Development Officer of Wounded Warrior Project. "Participating in sports helps injured service members restore their physical and emotional well-being."

For more information about participating courses and to register: www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.

About Longaberger Golf Club
Opened in 1999 to rave reviews, Longaberger Golf Club features a 7,243-yard, par-72 parkland style layout designed by Arthur Hills. Located within an easy drive of Columbus, Ohio, the course is open to the public and is consistently recognized by leading publications, including "No. 1 Public Course in Ohio" (Golfweek), "America's Top 100 Courses You Can Play" (GOLF Magazine), "Must Play Courses in Ohio" (GolfStyles),"Top 10 Public Access Courses" (GolfWorld). The club is owned by the Longaberger Company and managed by Billy Casper Golf. For more information: www.longabergergolfclub.com; 740.763.1100.

About Wounded Warrior Project®
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

About Billy Casper Golf
BCG is the largest domestic owner-operator of golf course, country clubs and resorts, with more than 140 properties under its turnkey management. Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, the company is headquartered in Vienna, VA with regional offices strategically convenient to courses' locales.

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For more information: www.billycaspergolf.com, www.buffalocommunications.com, 703.761.1444.

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