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"To serve as both a Captain and player in the Ryder Cup has been one of the thrills of my golfing career," said Tom Watson. "Having a chance to also impact our local communities and grow the game among youth in our country is another important element of the entire Ryder Cup experience that makes it incredibly unique." read more

"Through this annual effort from Lookaway members, we are now making a difference for a number of families, and with the continued help and support from sponsors and volunteers, we can continue to do even more," said Jackie Renk, chair of the Matthew Renk Foundation. read more

Former U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom jet fighter pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war, Wayne O. Smith, is the keynote speaker at the BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company Surf & Turf Experience awards dinner and cocktail reception. Smith, a Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Inc. board member, was deployed to Southeast Asia and flew 90 missions over North Vietnam and Laos before being shot down. read more

"Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Greenbrier Classic," said owner and Tournament Chairman Jim Justice. "We are extremely proud of the more than 1,400 individuals each year who donate their time to the tournament. They play an essential role in every aspect of the event and are vital to our goal of raising charitable donations within the community." read more

"The Golf Club at Lansdowne has done a remarkable job in not only setting up the golf course and its facilities in a superlative fashion, but we couldn't be happier with our turnout and the amount of money that we have and will continue to raise for heart disease which continues to be one of our nation's top killers," said John Svienty, Heart and Sole Tournament Chairman. read more

"I have achieved all and more than I ever dreamt for on the golf course, but I count what The Player Foundation has been able to accomplish with the help of our Gary Player Invitational series as one of the most important and fulfilling achievements of my life," said tournament host and golf icon Gary Player. read more

"We are grateful that these golf industry giants are supporting our Pro-Am. Not only do we appreciate their donations but these brands, add credibility to the golf tournament," said The First Tee of Orange County Vice President Al Morris. read more

"Our nation's generosity and the growth of the World's Largest Golf Outing are amazing," said Billy Casper Golf Chairman and CEO Peter Hill. "It's humbling to witness the unwavering appreciation for our brave troops whose sacrifices protect and preserve our daily freedoms." read more

"The Marilynn Smith LPGA Charity Pro-Am is a perfect fit for the Hyundai Invitational tournament series and we are excited to collaborate with them through this unique golf event," said Steve Shannon, vice president, marketing, Hyundai Motor America. read more

"Royal Isabela is very lucky and proud to inhabit this spectacularly beautiful piece of earth," said Stanley Pasarell, managing partner of Royal Isabela. "If we are going to protect this magnificent landscape with the cliffs, dunes, wetlands, caves, and native plant and wildlife, we are dedicated to being its stewards, as well." read more

"As we all know, freedom is not free, and we are proud to partner with Troon to help the families of our wounded and fallen heroes," said Major Dan Rooney, Founder, Folds of Honor. "Through Patriot Golf Day events held at thousands of facilities across the country, including Troon-managed facilities, we have given golfers a way to provide their support." read more

"We are so grateful for the support we receive each year from our friends, colleagues and corporate partners at the annual New Jersey Golf Foundation Golf Classic," said Chris Hunt, Executive Director, New Jersey Golf Foundation. "This year was extra special as we hosted the amazing families of the Special Olympics New Jersey Young Athlete Program." read more

"We're honored to join Rod in helping raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation," said Mike McCabe, general manager of Old American. "This is a noble cause and we challenge area golfers to sign up and help cure and control this devastating disease." read more

"I was in the Navy and saw, first-hand, the effects of front-line combat," said Billy Casper, BCG namesake, Master's champion and two-time U.S. Open winner. "We appeal to you to participate in the World's Largest Golf Outing to improve the lives of injured service men and women, as well as their families." read more

"The experience is a great way for businesses and the community to build comradery while helping a great cause," said Gray Davis, MBA, CPCU, AIS, BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company agency manager and event co-chair. read more