Welcome to Together, Anything's Possible
April 21, 2010
By PGA TOUR Staff
AVONDALE, La.—The PGA TOUR today unveiled the elements of Phase II of Together, anything’s possible, its initiative to broaden awareness of the collective charitable efforts of its tournaments, players and other constituents. Highlighting Phase II is the introduction of an extensive database of tournament and player charities on the TOUR’s charity Web site, www.pgatour.com/together, which was launched earlier this year. The site will provide opportunities for fans to directly support these causes, through, among other ways, online contributions.
“Our hope and intent is to bring the charitable efforts of our tournaments and players to light and to further enhance their impact by providing a means by which fans can lend their support,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem said during a press conference at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. “Our 100-plus tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour annually generate well over $100 million for the more than 3,000 charities and our players help many more through their own foundations and charitable causes personal to them. ‘Together, anything’s possible’ reflects our commitment to put a bigger focus on the incredible charitable work that is being done in association with the PGA TOUR and to give fans the chance to become actively involved.”
The site will continue to feature stories that highlight the selfless work and impact of tournament-supported charities and player efforts, such as this week’s feature on Tim and Julie Petrovic’s founding of For Every Child, Inc., to provide basic necessities to children in need.
Petrovic, winner of the 2005 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, joined Finchem, Zurich Financial CEO Martin Senn and Tommy Fonseca, President of Fore!Kids Foundation, the host organization of the New Orleans tournament, for the press conference.
“From a player point of view, I couldn’t be more pleased to have the PGA TOUR’s direct assistance in elevating awareness of our charitable work through the Web site,” Petrovic said. “So many TOUR players are doing terrific charitable work, either through their own foundations or their participation in events, and this is a tremendous tool to support our efforts. I’ve been blessed with a good career and Julie and I feel strongly about giving something back. We’ve always supported major charitable causes, but it was important to us to start our own foundation in order to have a hands-on experience of helping children. We feel very strongly that in such a great country, no child should be without.”
Speaking from a tournament’s perspective, Fonseca spoke of the Fore!Kids Foundation’s partnership with title sponsor Zurich Financial to help numerous charitable organizations throughout New Orleans as the city continues to rebuild and grow post-Hurricane Katrina. Two new initiatives they are supporting are Birdies for Babies, which benefits Oschner Hospital’s intensive-care burn unit, and Reach Out and Read, which benefits the Oschner Hospital Library’s efforts to promote reading from toddlers through early teens.
“Since 2005, Zurich’s commitment to our tournament and the city has allowed us to showcase New Orleans and all of its treasures to the world,” Fonseca said. “Zurich is an amazing partner, and we are so thankful for its strong dedication to New Orleans. We look forward to expanding the awareness of these efforts through Together, anything’s possible.”
“Zurich is committed to the children in the area who benefit through our partnership with the PGA TOUR and the Fore!Kids Foundation, as well as to the city and the people of New Orleans,” Senn said. “We look forward to continuing our work in the region through the tournament and through the efforts of our outstanding employees.”
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