It doesn’t matter who takes the trophy at the 2011 Greenbrier Classic PGA tour in White Sulphur Springs, Mingo County youths will walk away winners thanks to a partnership that will send 4-H’ers to state and county camps.
Officials with The Greenbrier Classic Badges for Charity program have donated 1,000 badges, with a face value of $495 each, to the WVU Foundation for this summer’s golf tournament to be held July 25-31 at The Greenbrier Resort’s famed Old White Course. This is the second year for The Greenbrier Classic which is a PGA Tour and FedExCup event held in White Sulphur Springs.
The Foundation, partnering with WVU Extension Service, has made the badges available to the general public through drawings, raffles and auctions with the proceeds benefitting West Virginia 4-H camp scholarships. The Mingo County 4-H Leaders Association will be participating in the program by selling raffle tickets. The cost of the raffle tickets is $5 for a pair of Greenbrier Classic Tickets for a total of $990.
The raffle will be held the Williamson Field House during Mingo County 4-H 2011 camping kickoff at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30.
“We’re excited to partner with The Greenbrier Classic and the WVU Foundation to assist with sending youths throughout West Virginia to camp, especially those who would otherwise not be able to afford it,” said WVU Extension Agent, Mark Whitt, “This is an exciting opportunity, and we thank both The Greenbrier Classic and the WVU Foundation.”
The Greenbrier Classic badge includes passes good for the duration of the tournament, including practice rounds, access to special hospitality areas with air conditioning, complementary snacks and upgraded bathrooms, tail-gate style food, free parking and tickets to The Greenbrier Classic concert series headlined by two of country music’s biggest stars, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.
To purchase a ticket, please call Mingo County Extension Service at 304-235-0370.