|National Car Rental and The Gateway PGA Foundation Announce the National Car Rental PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am Tournament to Benefit St. Louis Youth|
|The Pro-Am Tournament, scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, at Boone Valley Country Club, is open to the public and will offer pairings with local Gateway PGA golf professionals.|
National Car Rental Helps Bring Golf and St. Louis Youth Together
ST. LOUIS – August 21, 2012 – St. Louis-based National Car Rental, an Official Partner and Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, announced the National Car Rental PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am golf tournament with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting PGA REACH. Scheduled for Monday, October 8, at Boone Valley Country Club, the tournament is open to the public and will offer pairings with local Gateway PGA golf professionals.
The aim of the tournament is to raise awareness and funds for PGA REACH to improve the lives of children within the St. Louis area through golf by focusing on recreation, education, awareness, community and health.
As the title sponsor of the tournament, National Car Rental is expanding its commitment to The PGA of America and the St. Louis community by providing the monetary backing to make this tournament possible, the funds from which will provide the initial seed money for the expansion of PGA REACH.
"Golf has been and continues to be the right fit for National Car Rental to reach our targeted audience," said Rob Connors, assistant vice president of marketing for National Car Rental. "As a company with deep roots in St. Louis and an existing partnership with The PGA of America, this was the perfect organization for National Car Rental to provide support to ultimately give back to St. Louis youth."
Bellerive Country Club, The Gateway PGA Foundation and its president, baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, have worked as a team to establish relationships between PGA REACH and notable local organizations to further benefit children in the St. Louis community.
"Through the strong support of National Car Rental and the Gateway PGA Foundation, PGA REACH will work with existing local organizations such as Urban K-Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri and Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis to expand their reach and benefit children right here in our own backyard," said Smith.
St. Louis and Bellerive Country Club are honored to be hosting the 2013 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid in May 2013, and the 100th playing of the PGA Championship in August 2018. In conjunction with these Championships, PGA REACH is being pioneered in St. Louis and will be expanded nationally by the PGA of America in locations where championships are awarded.
"St. Louis and Bellerive Country Club are extraordinarily fortunate to be hosting the upcoming Championships in 2013 and 2018. Leveraging the benefits of these tournaments, we intend to make a difference in our community. With PGA REACH, we will create a foundation that will benefit the St. Louis community and remain in place to provide impact long after the Championships have concluded," said PGA REACH committee Chair, Ed Glotzbach. He also added that St. Louis is very fortunate to have a partner like National Car Rental to help with this inaugural effort.
For more information or to register for the National Car Rental PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am, please visit gatewaypga.org.
About National Car Rental
St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings owns and operates the National Car Rental brand in North America. With annual revenues of $14.1 billion and more than 70,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings also operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car. Enterprise Holdings has more than 1 million cars and trucks, making it the largest and most comprehensive car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. For more information about National, visit nationalcar.com or facebook.com/NationalCarRental.
About PGA REACH
PGA REACH was created to utilize the upcoming PGA of America Championships at Bellerive Country Club as a catalyst to "Improve Lives Through Golf" and will focus on the areas of Recreation, Education, Awareness, Community and Health. PGA REACH will work with existing organizations that are already positively affecting the lives of young men and women in our community by extending their capabilities and impact, making additional time, talent and financial resources available to them. The collaborative and focused activities of these groups will have a significant influence on youth in the St. Louis area.