120 golfers teed up for charity at the prestigious Peachtree Golf Club for the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s third annual golf outing Tournament for Play, held on Monday, August 31, 2015. The fundraiser, presented by PNC, raised over $150,000 to support The Museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach through generous donations as well as golfer registration.
“We could not be more thrilled about the success of this year’s Tournament for Play!” said Jane Turner, executive director of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “We are so grateful for the ongoing support from our committed partners and patrons. Their continued commitment helped the Children’s Museum exceed our fundraising goals for the event and allows us to provide more dynamic exhibits and educational programming for children, families and schools throughout the state.”
All proceeds from the tournament support the Museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach that touches the lives of more than 200,000 children and families annually. Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s mission is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play. Serving the children, families and schools in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, the Museum has welcomed over 2 million visitors since opening in 2003. The Museum is also currently undergoing a massive renovation project to further its commitment to the community as a world-class children’s museum and continue to help ignite curiosity, imagination, problem-solving skills and a love of learning in the next generation of Atlantans.
“We value our partnership with the Children's Museum of Atlanta,” said Eddie Meyers, regional president at The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. “The Museum’s core commitment to providing access and education to early learners aligns closely with PNC’s values, and we’re proud to support an event that helps raise awareness for something so important to our community.”
Additional event presenters included Mellow Mushroom, which participated as an Eagle sponsor, and Morrison & Foerster, which participated as a Birdie sponsor. Due to increased support for this year’s Tournament for Play, Children’s Museum was able to enhance the fundraiser experience by adding a special player breakfast, presented by LexisNexis.
“The ongoing success of the Museum’s Tournament for Play is truly a testament to the incredible enthusiasm and generous donations from our participants and partners,” said Chair of Tournament John T. Williams, Jr., managing director of Lakeview Capital Partners, LLC. “We’re already looking forward to next year’s tournament!”
Children’s Museum of Atlanta is building a new world!
Atlanta’s only Children’s Museum has begun construction on their massive renovation. The project, set to be completed in late 2015, will add two new permanent exhibits and a new 3,000 square foot mezzanine level. Project highlights also include the reinvigoration of the four existing galleries of the Museum, the addition of a new permanent performance space for the Imaginators, the Museum’s troupe of professional actors and educators, and many other upgrades to existing spaces that will completely transform the experience for Museum visitors. This extensive renovation allows the Museum to further its commitment to the community as a world-class children’s museum and continue to help ignite curiosity, imagination, problem-solving skills and a love of learning in the next generation of Atlantans. For more details, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.
Children's Museum of Atlanta
Children's Museum of Atlanta is a smart place to play and a non-profit organization offering a family-friendly space filled with interactive, educational exhibits and programming for children ages eight and under. The Museum’s mission is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play. The Museum’s four permanent learning zones consist of bright, creative, hands-on exhibits that are designed to give children an opportunity to learn through play. Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp, and private events.
For more information or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit their website at www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS .
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.