PTWA and PGA of America Spouses Habitat Build



July 24, 2013


Deanna Varble, FlowerCity Habitat for Humanity

(585) 831-1767

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Barbara Pierce, Tipping Point Public Relations


Future Homeowners Get Progress Report Leading Up to

Habitat for Humanity’s PGA Week “Blitz Build”


What:              Nelson Galletti and Vanice Rosario will take part in an on-site status update regarding preparations for Habitat for Humanity’s upcoming “Blitz Build.” Galletti family members are becoming the beneficiaries of the construction project in Rochester’s JOSANA neighborhood, which is taking place in conjunction with the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club Aug. 5-11.

More than 100 volunteers from the PGA TOUR Wives Association, PGA of America Spouses, and volunteers from Oak Hill will descend on the Whitney Street location that week to build a three-bedroom home as part of the first Rochester-area Blitz Build since 2006.

The media is welcome to meet Galletti family members and discuss their excitement to see their future home taking shape.

When:             Tuesday, July 30, 2013

11 a.m. to noon

Where:            170 Whitney Street Rochester, N.Y. 14611

Who:               Nelson Galletti and Vanice Rosario, homeowners

                        Oak Hill Country Club volunteers

Phone Interviews Available By Request For:

Ted Bishop, President of PGA of America

Meagan Laird, Director and Vice President of Community Outreach PGA TOUR Wives Association

Local in-kind services support for the PGA Habitat Build include: Golden Boys Painting & Staining, Goodman Air Conditioning & Heating, Johnstone Supply, Tambe Electric, Upstate Roofing & Painting, The Dow Chemical Company, Henrietta Building Supplies, JJ Bell Constructors, Monroe Tractor, Morse Sash & Door, Navien America, The Pike Company, Riverside Catering , and Valspar.

About Flower City Habitat for Humanity

Flower City Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1984, is a non-denominational Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard and poverty housing in Rochester, N.Y. Since 1984, FCHH has built over 200 homes, and is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the northeastern U.S. Visit:

About PGA TOUR Wives Association

Supporting children and their families is the mission of the PGA TOUR Wives Association. This is done in many different ways by its members in the communities that support PGA TOUR tournaments. The PGA TOUR Wives Association is actively engaged in outreach, volunteer service projects and fundraising initiatives, which impact local communities throughout the year. Celebrating its 25th year in 2013, the PGA TOUR Wives Association is a Florida not-for-profit, IRS designated 501c(3) corporation, organized to render support and provide assistance to needy children and their families through the means of charitable events. Its members, individually and as a group, are dedicated to helping children and their families. For more information, visit their website

About the PGA Championship

The 95th PGA Championship will be conducted Aug. 5-11, 2013, at Oak Hill Country Club. The PGA Championship features the strongest field in golf and is considered one of the largest sporting events in the world. Since 1916, golf’s best professionals have been competing for the PGA Championship’s coveted Wanamaker Trophy; including past champions Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Shaun Micheel, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and Walter Hagen.

About The PGA of America

Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.

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