Facilities Host “Hit the Green for PCH” Contests, a 5K Run and Special Events to Raise Donations
Scottsdale, Ariz. – For the third consecutive year, Troon-managed facilities throughout Arizona teamed up with their golf customers to raise money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The 13 participating golf facilities raised more than $80,000 after hosting Troon’s Hit the Green for PCH program, a 5k run, and special events this fall season. The donation was made official during a check presentation at the 15th Annual Phoenix Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament held at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 22, 2013.
Among the standout facilities was Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz. for contributing $33,000 through the Hit the Green program and a 5k run called Miles for Kids held in November. The unique event attracted nearly 200 participants for an organized race that took place through the golf course itself. Whirlwind also used the 5k event to generate donations through selling preview golf memberships, with 100% of that revenue going straight to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Other standouts were Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., which raised nearly $10,000 alone through the Hit the Green program as well as Troon North Golf Club, which contributed nearly $8,000 through the program. Examples of special events included Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. and the Ak-Chin Indian Community, which hosted a scramble golf tournament with proceeds from the golf portion of the event being donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The Gallery Golf Club near Tucson, Ariz. hosted a “beat the pro” contest, challenging their members to make extra donations if they lost to their club pro on designated par threes.
“Witnessing the dedication of our Troon facilities to make a difference for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the generosity of our golf community in Arizona has been unbelievable,” stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations for Troon. “Considering the lives that are touched by the hospital’s incredible work, it is our privilege to help raise awareness for its mission and also to help raise much needed funds for its cause.”
In 2011 Hit the Green for PCH raised $20,000, which was more than doubled the following year with more than $45,000 raised. The more than $80,000 raised in 2013 brings the program’s overall total to more than $145,000 raised for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Troon facilities involved in raising money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital were:
Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass – Chandler, Ariz.
Westin Kierland Golf Club – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Troon North Golf Club – Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Phoenician – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ocotillo Golf Resort – Chandler, Ariz.
Talking Stick Golf Club – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Poston Butte Golf Club – Florence, Ariz.
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club – Maricopa, Ariz.
Copper Canyon Golf Club – Buckeye, Ariz.
Golf Club of Estrella – Goodyear, Ariz.
The Gallery Golf Club – Marana, Ariz.
Lookout Mountain Golf Club – Phoenix, Ariz.
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa – Tucson, Ariz.
Hit the Green for PCH is an effort organized by Troon Drives H.O.P.E., which celebrates Troon’s facilities and associates around the world that are involved in charities, environmental initiatives and fundraising events. The four elements of H.O.P.E. serve to bring these actions to light and to share the collective impact Troon facilities and associates have on their communities. For additional information on Troon Drives H.O.P.E., visit www.TroonGolf.com/Hope.html and for information on Troon’s Hit the Green for PCH program, visit www.TroonGolf.com/PCH.html.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 70 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the Hospital, visit www.phoenixchildrens.com.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon, is the world’s largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 32 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco. www.troongolf.com