Outreach

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PGA TOUR wives golf with cancer patients in downtown Houston

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HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Shell Open is turning out to be a hole in one for area kids battling cancer. The PGA Wives Association hosted a night out for teenagers who are patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The teens played rounds of golf in a special suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Houston.  The kids were also treated to appetizers and dinner at the hotel.

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Operation Shower Surprises 28 Military Moms-To-Be

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TAMPA, FL. — Dozens of extra special expectant moms from MacDill Air Force Base and the US Coast Guard Air Station in Clearwater were treated to an extravagant baby shower, full of surprises. All of the moms-to-be are in the Air Force or Coast Guard or their spouses or partners are active duty members.

The colorful occasion was put together by Operation Shower, a non-profit dedicated to pampering military mothers. Since it was founded 10 years ago, more than 4,000 military moms have been treated to a day that’s all about them.

Wednesday’s Operation Shower was the first celebration in the Tampa Bay area, and was coordinated in conjunction with the PGA TOUR Wives Association and the Valspar Championship.

pink_divPGA TOUR Wives Wiffle Ball Classic at The RSM Classic raises $35,000

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA – On Tuesday evening, before The RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort got underway, the tradition continued with the fifth annual Wiffle Ball Classic being played between members of the PGA TOUR and their wives and partners from the PGA TOUR Wives Association.

pink_divTeam effort at Deutsche Bank Championship makes for a great start to school year

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NORTON, MASS – In keeping with the spirit of giving back which defines the Deutsche Bank Championship, PGA TOUR players and members of the PGA TOUR Wives Association joined forces with Deutsche Bank and local students who are part of the Earl Woods Scholars program again this year for the “Golf gives backPACK CHALLENGE.” The donations of school supplies stuffed into new backpacks were the children of the Norton Public School system.

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PGA TOUR Wives, Everbank team up for Community PedsCare event at   THE PLAYERS

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – MAY 10: Jim and Tabitha Furyk pose with a participant during THE PGA TOUR Wives Association and Community PedsCare “These Kids Can Play!” event presented by Everbank ahead of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10, 2016. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.- On a golf course, silence is often considered golden. But among the myriad of heart-driven activity on Tuesday at THE PLAYERS Championship, protocol was for music and anything but silence. The PGA TOUR Wives Association hosted These Kids Can Play! Presented by EverBank benefitting Community PedsCare where children and families from Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Community PedsCare were treated to a morning of music therapy.

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PGA TOUR Wives Inagural “Game Show Night at the Valero Texas Open” Fundraiser


SAN ANTONIO, TX – Long before Sunday’s final-round nerves got to last week’s Valero Texas Open champion Charley Hoffman, he was stressed – in a good way – about something entirely different. At the first-ever “Game Show Night presented by the PGA TOUR,” there were natural questions; Would it succeed? Would the TOUR players and their wives have fun? Would anyone buy a ticket to watch and help raise money for charity? For TOUR players, the real mind-bender was whether or not their answers in the TV game shows would be suitable to their better half. Both literally and figuratively, the stars aligned on more than one occasion and delivered a resounding “Yes” to each question.

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PGA TOUR Wives visit University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

HOUSTON, TX – Damon Billeck looked thoughtfully at the Shell Houston Open pin flag spread across the crafting table at which he sat in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The 11-year-old was asked to color on it something that best described who he was.

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pink_divPGA TOUR Wives host arts and crafts event for children from Batson Children’s Hospital during the Sanderson Farms Championship

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JACKSON, MS — On November 4, members of the PGA TOUR Wives Association (PTWA) partnered with the Sanderson Farms Championship and Batson Children’s Hospital to host an arts and crafts event for current and previous patients.  During the event, wives and patients teamed up to paint ceiling tiles which will be displayed at the hospital year around.  A $5,000 donation was also made to Batson Children’s Hospital on behalf of the PTWA, which will  support Child Life Activity Rooms.

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PGA TOUR Wives and Goodie Two Shoes Foundation Give Back at The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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LAS VEGAS, NV. — The PGA TOUR Wives Association partnered with the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and community volunteers to fit over 400 elementary children with new shoes on Wednesday, October 21st during the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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                             PGA TOUR Wives team with PGA of America spouses,                                  Kohler to promote literacy

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — In celebration of the 2015 PGA Championship, the PGA of America Spouses and PGA TOUR Wives Association joined forces today with PGA REACH and the Kohler Co. at Bookworm Gardens – a local garden space that promotes youth literacy and learning – to garden for a great cause.

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PGA TOUR Wives host “Beds for Kids” event during Wells Fargo Championship

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CHARLOTTE, NC– The PGA TOUR Wives Association (PTWA) debuted a new community outreach event at the Wells Fargo Championship in support of a local Charlotte based charity-Beds For Kids. Thousands of children sleep without a bed every night in Charlotte, the mission of Beds For Kids is to assist these children by providing beds and other furniture for their homes. PTWA members worked in the warehouse packing kits, organizing furniture, unloading trucks and assisting with deliveries. The PTWA also made a substantial monetary donation to further support the great work Beds For Kids is doing in the Charlotte area.

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PGA TOUR Wives Visit St. Michael Special School in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The PGA TOUR Wives Association spent an afternoon with the children of St. Michael Special School during the Zurich Classic. They assisted students with hand painting picnic tables with crabs, flowers, and fish. They also helped them make “fish food” and “bird food”. Students were elated to have them on their campus and many of the wives left with new friends and lots of hugs and high-fives. The principal, Ms. Susan, gave them a tour of the school after the activities and showed off the students amazing artwork and facilities. These students are truly a talented group”!

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Fun in the Sun: Pediatric patients enjoy a beach party at the Shell Houston Open

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HOUSTON, TX -The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center joins forces with the PGA TOUR to reduce cancer risk among the golf community and the general public through educational efforts. At the 2015 Shell Houston Open, the PGA TOUR Wives Association teamed up with MD Anderson to provide a beach party for pediatric patients from MD Anderson’s Children’s Cancer Hospital and the Houston-area Ronald McDonald House. Patients and their families enjoyed arts and crafts, face painting, miniature golf and a luau-inspired lunch. Children also received souvenir sand pails, sunglasses, hats and more.

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PGA TOUR Wives put the finishing touches on Habitat for Humanity home during Valspar Championship

TAMPA, FL.- The PGA TOUR Wives Association members, in town for the Valspar Championship, took time on Wednesday to lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. Valspar, the tournament’s sponsor, has provided 13,000 gallons of paint for 200 Pinellas County Habitat homes over the years. The wives and some of the players gathered Wednesday to help paint two of the houses in the Stevens Creek subdivision in Clearwater.

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PGA TOUR Wives bring arts, fun to Batson Children’s Hospital

 
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JACKSON, MS – By all accounts, 14-year-old Cameron Smyly shouldn’t be alive today. Seven years ago, the now strapping teenage boy was involved in a car accident while on his way to school, the collision so severe that he suffered an internal decapitation- the highest separation one can have between the skull and spinal column. Smyly was airlifted to Batson Children’s Hospital, the state’s only hospital devoted entirely to children. Like their hopes, his family’s spirits were as high as could have been expected.

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PGA TOUR Wives take on husbands in charity wiffle ball game at The McGladrey Classic and

Raise $20,000 for Blessings in a Backpack

SEA ISLAND, GA.-  PGA TOUR wives and girls from Altama Elementary took home the title at the 2014 Wiffle Ball Classic presented by Krispy Kreme. The charity event, which was co-hosted by The McGladrey Classic and the PGA TOUR Wives Association, brought together players, wives and local students to raise money for Altama Elementary through Blessings in a Backpack.

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