Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Billy Casper Golf Unveils Grand Prize Trips for Fourth Annual ‘World’s Largest Golf Outing’

(VIENNA, VA) – Billy Casper Golf – the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. – has unveiled the grand prizes for the fourth annual World’s Largest Golf Outing on Monday, August 11 to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

All players are eligible to win a trip for four to the Nike Campus in Beaverton, OR, for custom club-fitting and other merchandise.  The team that raises the most money for WWP will win a trip for four to Pinehurst Resort (NC), site of last month’s men’s and women’s U.S. Open Championships, to play the famous No. 2 golf course and stay at the iconic Carolina Hotel.

The winning team from each participating course – anticipated to be more than 120 in 28 states – will be entered into a drawing for tickets to the 2015 PGA Championship.  Other prizes include equipment and apparel from leading golf brands.

“The World’s Largest Golf Outing continues to raise the bar in giving back to our country’s heroes,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. “The generosity of Billy Casper Golf’s industry partners and golfers at large is humbling.”

More information and to register: www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.

More engagement: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (#WLGO14).  Golfers are encouraged to Tweet @wlgo_bcg and @BillyCasperGolf using #WLGO14 with photos and updates during or after the day.

World’s Largest Golf Outing is a simultaneous golf event played at more than 120 BCG-managed courses in 28 states and is open to all golfers regardless of ability. A USGA handicap is not required.

Golfer check-in, shotgun start and entry fee – which includes a $10 per player donation to WWP, round of golf, cart rental, range balls (where applicable), lunch, awards reception, on-course contests – vary by course.

Part of event proceeds and all donations from non-players benefit WWP, the national organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors – some of whom will be playing in the World’s Largest Golf Outing. Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds to support the worthy cause; donations to WWP unrelated to event participation are made at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.

Last year, BCG hosted more than 10,000 golfers, including 70 wounded warriors, at 110 of its courses in 28 states and raised $735,000 for WWP, topping the 2012 event that totaled 7,800 golfers and $400,000 to WWP.

Since its inception four years ago, the World’s Largest Golf Outing has donated more than $1.1 million to WWP, the largest amount ever via a single-day golf event.  BCG forecasts another record-breaking charity donation this year.

About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves more than 50,000 warriors and nearly 7,000 family members through its unique 20 programs and services.  WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

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