Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf ,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to announce its partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation this coming holiday season.
Select Troon Golf-managed properties have committed to donating five percent of their food & beverage revenue from any outside holiday party or corporate event held at their facility from October 15 to December 31, 2010 to Toys for Tots, which provides gifts for needy children in the United States.
Several of the facilities are also serving as drop-off locations for the 2010 toy drive and will hold special events to raise donations. The objectives of the annual Toys for Tots drive are to help children in need experience the joy of the holidays, to nurture the development of children, to unite members of local communities in a common cause and to contribute to the future betterment of communities. In the 63 years since the Toys for Tots program began, the Marines have distributed more than 419 million toys to more than 195 million underprivileged children.
“We are excited to partner with Toys for Tots to make the holidays a little brighter for children in our communities who are in need,” stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations, Troon Golf. “Toys for Tots has had a major impact on the lives of millions of people who are less fortunate and we are proud to join with them for this cause.”
The Troon Golf-managed properties participating in the donation include Sanctuary Golf Course, Talking Stick Golf Club, and Troon North Golf Club in Arizona; Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club, El Macero Country Club, and Maderas Golf Club in California; Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort in Minnesota; The Revere Golf Club in Nevada; St. James Plantation in North Carolina; and Pronghorn in Oregon. Likewise, Oneida Golf & Country Club is one of the facilities serving as a drop-off location and Wausau Country Club is hosting a seafood buffet to benefit Toys for Tots in Wisconsin. Colonial Country Club in Florida will hold its second annual open house event to collect toy donations from the community. Troon Golf’s headquarters, located in Scottsdale, Ariz. will also serve as a drop-off location to allow both corporate employees and the community to make donations during this year’s holiday season.
About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Toys for Tots, a 63-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7.4 million less fortunate children. Since 1947 over 195 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org www.toysfortots.org.
About Troon Golf Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries. Additionally, 39 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy; Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif; Brookwater Golf Club, Queensland, Australia; Mazagan Beach Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco; La Quinta Golf & Country Club, Spain; and The Grove, London, England.