Children’s Museum Tournament for Play hits hole in one | Events
ATLANTA -- More than 100 golfers teed up for charity at the prestigious Peachtree Golf Club for The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s second annual golf outing, Tournament for Play, on Monday, Sept. 8. The fundraiser, presented by PNC, raised $135,000 to support the museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach through generous donations as well as golfer registration.
“The success of this year’s Tournament for Play is a testament to the ongoing support from our committed partners and patrons,” said Jane Turner, executive director of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “Their continued support allowed The Children’s Museum of Atlanta to exceed our fundraising goals and provide more dynamic exhibits and educational programming, and that truly is a hole in one 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. The 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.
“We value our partnership with The Children's Museum of Atlanta and are proud to support their annual golf outing,” said Eddie Meyers, Regional Georgia President of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. “The event allows The Museum to raise awareness of their commitment to providing access and education to our early learners, which is something that is important to our community and PNC.”
Additional event presenters included Mellow Mushroom, which participated as an Eagle sponsor, and Reed Construction Data, which participated as a Birdie sponsor.
“We can’t thank all of the participants and partners enough for their incredible enthusiasm and generous donations,” said Chair of Tournament John T. Williams, Jr., Managing Director of Lakeview Capital Partners, LLC. “It has been an honor to play a role in supporting The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s community outreach and commitment to families throughout the state. We’re already looking forward to future success with next year’s tournament!”