P&G Northwest Arkansas Championship Announces 2010 LPGA Charity Ticket Program
ROGERS, AR - The P&G NW Arkansas Championship presented by Walmart has announced that applications are now being accepted from area charities and non-profit organizations interested in participating in the tournament's 2010 charity ticket program. The fourth-year LPGA Tour event will take place at Pinnacle Country Club September 6 - 12.
This represents the third straight year that charities in Northwest Arkansas have been given the opportunity to sell weekly tournament ticket badges to the event with the charities able to keep 100 percent of the ticket proceeds. The participating charities also have an opportunity to qualify for matching funds as certain sales thresholds are met.
In 2010, the tournament is asking charities and non-profit organizations interested in participating in the program to fill out an application and provide a general plan of how they would market and sell LPGA tickets in Northwest Arkansas. Based on the quality of the applications and sales plans, the tournament will then select up to five charities to participate in the 2010 program.
The application form and other information on the charity ticket program are now available on the tournament website, www.nwachampionship.com. To be considered this year, all charities must return their application forms and sales plans to the tournament office by end of day on Friday, April 16. The tournament will make the final decision on the participating charities in this year's program by May 1.
In addition, any charity that sold 100 tickets or more in 2009 also will be given an opportunity to participate in the 2010 program. The three charities that achieved the 100-ticket threshold last year were First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, Pagnozzi Charities, and the Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter.
In 2009, participating charities as a group earned more than $69,000 through the ticket sales and matching funds. Overall last year the tournament had a charitable benefit in Northwest Arkansas representing more than $200,000.
"This charity ticket program is a priority for us, and it is our expectation that the program will continue to grow and improve with each year of the tournament," said Jay Allen, Tournament Chairman.
For more information on the P&G NW Arkansas Championship please visit www.nwachampionship.com.
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