Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) have joined forces for a new golf tournament to help children. The 2016 Yokohama/ LPGA Charity Open Benefitting KaBOOM! will take place on May 2 at the Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Capitol Hill Judge Course in Prattville, Alabama.
The special charity event will benefit KaBOOM! exclusively, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all children get the balanced and active play they need to thrive. All proceeds will go toward building a new playground. To participate, golfers can register online at www.yokohamalpga.com/charity.
“This will be a fun and rewarding tournament,” said Alan Holtschneider, YTC director of marketing. “Thanks to the LPGA, we’ll all be able to support KaBOOM! and its goal of promoting an active lifestyle for children.”
This charity tournament will be held a few days before the third annual Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, which will run May 5-8 on RTJ’s Senator Course at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Alabama.
KaBOOM! is the national nonprofit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve more than 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served over 8.1 million children. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy lives and communities. To learn why #playmatters: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.