The Pro Players Foundation Golf Classic, the annual event that marks the inception of the Pro Players Foundation is set for September 17th, 2012 at the Timarron Country Club in Southlake, Texas.
The charity golf tournament began in 2007 as a community effort to assist a decorated police veteran who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Local business and community leaders teamed with current and retired professional athletes to host the event in an effort to raise funds. The event drew support from pro players representing the NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB, as well as from the community as a whole. The success of this event and the partnership between the athletes and the community helped inspire the formation of the Foundation as an ongoing entity dedicated to assisting those in need.
The event pairs an athlete with a foursome in an 18hole, shotgun format. Participants are treated to a premier gift salon that provides each golfer with a selection of luxury golf items from brands such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Titleist, FootJoy and Calloway. The day begins with lunch on the course and ends with an awards presentation where the Pro Players Cup is given to the professional sports league whose team members attain the best overall average score. The event also has garnered acclaim for the surprises provided throughout the course including, the Pro Players Foundation Party Hole, hosted by Hilton and Copeland’s Restaurant, which features a full complementary bar, cigar bar, and Cajun-inspired appetizers. Unique contests and raffle prizes round out the day’s experience.
The Pro Players Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering the growth and development of disadvantaged children in North Texas through sports based programs. Professional athletes team with business and community leaders to volunteer there time and talents to help the disadvantaged youth of North Texas through a variety of initiatives including: Instant RePlay – Extreme makeovers of community based youth sports facilities; Character Camps – Sports heroes and coaches from professional sports teams give underprivileged youth the opportunity to learn the importance of character, purpose and responsibility while simultaneously developing their athletic skills; and Play It Forward – our youth program which facilitates the collection and rejuvenation of sporting equipment to be donated to kids in need, ensuring every child in North Texas has the chance to get in the game. The foundation relies on charitable contributions from the community, as well as fundraiser such as the Golf Classic to reach it’s goals and fulfill it’s mission.
For more information about the Pro Players Foundation Golf Classic, or any of the Foundations charities and initiatives, access the website at www.proplayersfoundation.com