2009 Pro-Am Golf Tournament Benefiting Sharing Down Syndrome, AZ: The Gateway Tour Sponsors a Tournament at Wigwam Golf Resort

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On Monday, February 23, 2009 the Gateway Tour will be running a Pro-Am tournament at Wigwam Golf Resort in Phoenix, Arizona to benefit Sharing Down Syndrome, a 501(C)(3) charitable non-profit that provides support to families and individuals who love someone with Down syndrome.

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Gateway Tour will be running a Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit Sharing Down Syndrome on Monday, February 23, 2009. The tournament will take place at the Wigwam Golf Resort in Phoenix, Arizona with a shotgun start at 1 pm.

Charlie Yandel, Executive Director of Gateway Tour, said, "One of the ways we aspire to serve the communities in which we play is by running Pro-Am tournaments to raise funds for charities." He went on to urge support for Sharing Down Syndrome through corporate foursome reservations and/or individual sponsorship.

To support the 2009 Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit Sharing Down Syndrome:

  • Corporate foursome including hole sponsorship, $1,300
  • Per person cost, $300
  • Individual hole sponsor cost, $250

Involvement in the event includes: green fees, lunch, and Tee package (6 golf balls, shirt & hat). All proceeds go to benefit Sharing, a non-profit group of volunteers.

The Non-Profit: Sharing Down Syndrome:
Gina Johnson, founder and president, of Sharing Down Syndrome, a 501(C)(3) charitable non-profit, loves her job. And she doesn't even get paid. Nobody at Sharing Down Syndrome gets paid. The purpose of the organization is to help families and individuals who have babies with/or love someone born with Down syndrome, and they're more than glad to do it. Representatives of the group provide parent support in many ways, but one way they make a difference is through new parent welcome folders delivered to all genetic clinics and birthing hospitals providing needed facts and contact information for support to new parents. Gina Johnson mentioned one of her favorite aspects of working with the organization, "…when babies are born and they call, a parent to parent contact goes and smooches on the cute babies. We provide support when they need it."

The Company: Gateway Tour:
Gateway Tour is a developmental golf tour for professional golfers with aspirations to play the PGA Tour. The company operates in West Palm Beach, Florida, Dallas, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. Currently in their 8th year of operations, Gateway Tour plans to run 75 professional tournaments in 2009. In addition to serving the needs of their professional players, they also aspire to serve the communities they play in by running Pro-Am Tournaments that raise needed funds for local charities. For more information on Gateway Tour visit: http://www.thegatewaytour.com.

For More Information:
For more information on the 2009 Pro-Am Golf Tournament benefiting Sharing Down Syndrome visit http://www.friendsofds.com or get in touch with the event Chairperson, Jeffrey Crane (480) 313-9696, who serves on the organizations Board of Directors.

Contact: Jeffrey Crane
Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona
http://www.friendsofds.com
480-313-9696
Jeff (at) JeffreyCrane (dot) com

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