2014 Hotel Fitness Championship kicks off volunteer recruitment

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News release from the Western Golf Association:

2014 Hotel Fitness Championship kicks off volunteer recruitment
Web.com Tour tournament seeks 600 volunteers for a variety of committees that will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis

(April 21, 2014) – Volunteer recruitment for the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship is now open. The tournament, hosted by the Western Golf Association, is seeking 600 volunteers to serve on a variety of committees from Aug. 25-31 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. Committees will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“Volunteers are vital to the success of the Championship, and we hope members of the Fort Wayne community will get involved as either chairpersons or volunteers,” said Duke Butler IV, tournament director, on behalf of the WGA. “There are volunteer opportunities for both avid golfers and non-golfers. For area residents and visitors, volunteering is one of the best ways to be a part of the action and contribute to the tournament’s ultimate success. Last year’s volunteer turn-out was phenomenal, and we hope this year is even better.”

Volunteer schedules will be specific to the committee to which the volunteer is assigned. Some committees will begin working Monday while others start Thursday of Championship Week. All volunteers are asked to work a minimum of three shifts spanning approximately 15-20 hours. Volunteers are asked to purchase the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship Volunteer Package for $50, which includes:

  • Two logoed golf shirts
  • One hat or visor
  • Volunteer credential, valid for volunteer’s entry to the Championship all week
  • Food and beverages on days you volunteer
  • One Weekly Grounds Ticket for guest entry to the Championship

The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Web.com Tour Finals events for 2014 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system.

Players who are eligible for the Hotel Fitness Championship include the top-75 money winners on the Web.com Tour at the conclusion of the Regular Season; players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list at the end of the TOUR’s Regular Season; and, any non-members who earn enough points to place them among 126-200 on the FedExCup points list at the end of the Regular Season.

Those interested in volunteering can submit an official volunteer application by visiting www.HotelFitnessChampionship.com and clicking the “Volunteer” link. For assistance in selecting a committee or information about the leadership roles available, please contact Sally White at white@wgaesf.org or (224) 260-3786.


About Western Golf Association
Founded in 1899 to serve golfing interests in the growing Midwest, the WGA now has nearly 400 member clubs. The WGA conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. The WGA is a driving force in the game, a respected charitable cause for thousands of supporters and a distinguished leader in the nation’s golf community. In professional golf, the WGA also conducts the BMW Championship, the second-oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR. For more information on the WGA and ESF, call (847) 724-4600 or visit: www.wgaesf.org.


About the Web.com Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In an historic 2013 season, the Web.com Tour became the path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. The Tour enters its 25th year of competition in 2014. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 372 PGA TOUR titles, including 18 majors and five PLAYERS Championships. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving in Jan. 2014. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit www.pgatour.com, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


About Web.com
Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is owner of several global domain registrars and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. For more information, please visit www.web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com’s Small Business Summit.


About Hotel Fitness®
With nearly 25 years of experience and more than 20,000 fitness rooms designed and equipped – Hotel Fitness doesn’t simply sell equipment – we manage the entire process. From designing great looking fitness facilities to ensuring your equipment ships smoothly and is installed properly, Hotel Fitness is there every step of the way. Partnering with leading global manufacturers, we provide state-of-the-art fitness equipment, accessories, sports flooring and design services to nearly every hotel brand, including many of the largest commercial developers across the country. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Hotel Fitness is recognized as the World’s Leader in Hotel and Resort Fitness®. Learn more at www.hotelfitness.com or by calling 800.291.0403.


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