Current and past athletes, local dignitaries and golf personalities will be matched with other amateur participants in the Monday, Sept. 3, Shootout in advance of Thursday's opening round of the BMW Championship, the penultimate event in the PGA TOUR playoffs for the FedExCup.
A donation of $5,000 will be made to the winning team's preferred charities.
"The Celebrity Shootout is a fun way to prepare the stage for the top 70 golfers on the PGA TOUR to play in the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick, all for a good cause," said Vince Pellegrino, WGA's vice president of tournaments. "While we don't expect any course records to be broken on Monday, we anticipate the excitement to ramp up for one of the best tournaments in golf."
All net proceeds from the 2012 BMW Championship will benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards full tuition and housing college scholarships to caddies from modest means.
All patrons will have access to free parking at the tournament.
To purchase tickets, visit www.bmwchampionshipusa.com or contact Nik Lapin at (847) 724-4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the WGA and the Evans Scholars Foundation, visit www.wgaesf.com.
About Western Golf Association Founded in 1899 to serve golfing interests in the growing Midwest, the WGA now has more than 400 member clubs. The WGA conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. The WGA is a driving force in the game, a respected charitable cause for thousands of supporters and a distinguished leader in the nation's golf community. Its premier golf event is the BMW Championship, the second-oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR. For more information on the WGA and ESF, call (847) 724-4600 or visit: www.wgaesf.com.