SAS Championship celebrates 10th anniversary
Event is recognized by Cary Chamber of Commerce for positive impact on local economy, community support
CARY, NC (Sep. 24, 2010) – The SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek tees off today at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, marking its 10th anniversary as one of the premier events on the Champions Tour. Over the past decade, the event has raised $2.25 million to benefit local youth education and had an estimated economic impact of $100 million on the Triangle area.
At its annual banquet recently, the Cary Chamber of Commerce lauded the SAS Championship’s positive effect on the local community. “For the past decade, the SAS Championship has been an opportunity to showcase and give back to the community as well as interact with our customers and prospects,” said Jim Davis, SAS Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s extremely gratifying to realize what a significant impact the event has had on both SAS and across the community.”
The giants of golf will compete for a share of the $2.1 million purse during the Championship rounds through Sunday. Professional tee times will begin at 10:30 a.m. off the 1st and 10th tees. Players include Champions Tour rookie Fred Couples and World Golf Hall of Famers Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Larry Nelson, Nick Price, Curtis Strange and Lee Trevino. The SAS Championship will be broadcast in primetime on the Golf Channel 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Saturday and 7:00-9:30 p.m. Sunday.
All proceeds this year benefit youth educational organizations like the YMCA of the Triangle’s WeBuildPeople Campaign and Y Learning through the Triangle Community Foundation.
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