Last week, 120 golfers hit the green for a good cause during Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s fifth annual golf outing Tournament for PLAY, held on Monday, August 21 at the prestigious Peachtree Golf Club. Presented by PNC, the event raised $170,000 through generous donations and golfer registration in support of the Museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach initiatives.
“Year after year we’re overcome by the generous support we receive from the golfers and our wonderful sponsors,” said Jane Turner, executive director of Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “With the funds raised through this tournament we’re able to continuously provide access to exhibits and opportunities that allow for underserved children to be immersed in a highly interactive learning environment outside of the classroom.”
Proceeds from the tournament directly impact more than 200,000 children and caregivers 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 children, families and schools in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, the Museum has welcomed over 2.6 million visitors since opening in 2003. Since reopening in December 2015 following a massive renovation project, the Museum is further committed to serve the community as a world-class children’s museum and to continue to help ignite curiosity, imagination, problem-solving skills and a love of learning in the next generation of youth.
“We place a high value on our partnership with Children’s Museum of Atlanta and the opportunities it creates for the youth in our community,” said Eddie Meyers, PNC regional president. “This event raises awareness for opportunities that align closely with our mission and we are thrilled to be a part of such a successful tournament once again.”
In addition to a charitable round of golf, players were treated to a special birdie breakfast presented by sponsor LexisNexis to kick off the day’s festivities. In honor of the eclipse, attendees were provided special eyewear by sponsor Georgia Eye Associates. The event wrapped up with a reception and awards ceremony to honor top players. Other event sponsors included Mellow Mushroom, Atlanta Consulting Group, Homrich Berg and Novare Group.
“We can’t thank our participants, sponsors and everyone involved enough for the incredible outing we had this year,” said Chair of Tournament Matt Bartelt, senior director, strategic marketing at Equifax, Inc.