Friday, June 24, 2011

Going Green in Costa Rica

Dixon Golf to be Title Sponsor of EcoWeek Costa Rica Green Golf Tournament

(TEMPE, AZ) — Dixon Golf, makers of the world’s first high performance eco- friendly family of golf balls, has announced that they are the title sponsor of the first ever Dixon Golf Green Golf Charity Tournament Presented by Hacienda Pinilla in Guanacaste, Costa Rica during EcoWeek in that country.

From August 13 to 19, the country will be celebrating EcoWeek Costa Rica. EcoWeek Costa Rica was created to feature sustainable ecotourism in Costa Rica, which will include an exciting menu of nature, adventure, aquatic and health related tour packages geared toward the North American adventure and golf traveler. Last year’s EcoWeek took place in the Florida Keys in 2010, where the endangered coral reef was repaired.

This year’s EcoWeek will feature a Green Living Fair in San Jose, Costa Rica where the public is invited to visit exhibits featuring Green Living, Green Communities, EcoTravel and more. National Geographic is sponsoring an eco photo shoot, with other outdoor activities including SCUBA, snorkeling, volcano tours and kayaking in addition to the Green Golf Tournament.

“We’re excited to be part of such a large event,” says Dixon Golf CEO William Carey. “The golf tournament is just a component of the overall week. When we were approached to be a part of the events, it was a no-brainer.”

The Dixon Golf Green Golf Tournament Presented by Hacienda Panilla will be played at the beautiful seaside Hacienda Panilla Golf Course in Guanacaste, Costa Rica on August 17. The tournament will feature celebrity players, including Robert Brooks, former NFL player with the Green Bay Packers; Jay Rokeach, the long-time home address announcer for the University of Miami. Dixon Golf is working with other Hollywood and sports celebrities to join this great event. The tournament will cost $200 per player; with all proceeds from the tournament will go to local Costa Rican children’s charities.

Phoenix, AZ-based 4 Green Golf, one of the only eco-friendly golf tournament management companies in the United States has been brought on board to ensure that the tournament lives up to its eco-friendly billing. They will be providing carbon offsets for the tournament, recycling of all paper, plastics, cans and reusable materials and will minimize water usage for lawn and morning preparation, amongst other environmental initiatives. The tournament will also be certified as green.

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