2010 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP COMMUNITY RELATIONS PROGRAM
The PGA of America is excited to return to Whistling Straits to host the 2010 PGA Championship. In 2004, The PGA was pleased to support many outstanding charities through the PGA Championship Community Relations Program. This year, many of those charities are among the 165 that will participate in the 2010 PGA Championship Community Relations Program. Each charity continues to be a vital resource and provider of services to their constituents. This brochure will highlight 35 charities as well as some special stories from individuals who are benefiting from their services.
The PGA Championship also has had another major impact. The State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reported that in May, jobs were added within the 12 metropolitan areas. We are proud to say that the PGA Championship, with the support of our vendors, employed some 1,200 Wisconsin citizens. Each of these individuals was properly trained to provide services in the areas of food and beverage, security, transportation, cleaning services and general construction. We certainly hope that many of these individuals will obtain employment after the 2010 PGA Championship concludes.
In our efforts to determine where the PGA Championship Community Relations Program could have a significant impact, the Community Relations Committee obtained guidance from the Sheboygan/Plymouth Area United Way. As a result, a special United Way Day was created for 10 of the 31 United Ways across the state. We encourage this collaboration to continue and we look forward to receiving an update when the PGA Championship returns to Whistling Straits in 2015.
THE IMPACT Collectively, the 165 charities received an estimated value of $425,000. We are proud that the PGA Championship could bring additional awareness to the outstanding work of these organizations as well as real value to support their programs, in the following ways:
You may help by making a contribution directly to the Community Relations charities or through pgafoundation.org.
THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE 2010 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 67