The following statement was released by Foundation President, Eric Eshleman, PGA on Monday, Nov. 2:
“The pandemic has reshaped a lot on our schedule in 2020, and I would be remiss if I did not provide an update on our annual Foundation Classic. We found ourselves in an unfortunate position which didn’t allow us to host the event safely for our staff, players and constituents. This event remains special to us and our Section as we have seen growth in both engagement and funds raised over the last two years – we are confident the Foundation Classic will return stronger than ever in 2021.”
Every August, as the season begins to wind down, we get to celebrate our hard work by gathering some of our friends and playing a little golf. The Foundation Classic was established to become the marquee fundraising event for the 501(c)(3) of the Alabama – NW Florida PGA Section to benefit the programming and outreach the foundation provides for communities across the region.
Held every year in conjunction with the Alabama – NW Florida Golf Foundation, the Foundation Classic is a celebration that allows both community leaders and PGA Professionals to support an ongoing mission of positively impacting lives through the game of golf.
We love being able to reflect on all of our hard work over the past twelve months. We feel there is no better way of doing this than through the value of storytelling – the Foundation Classic provides the perfect platform to do just this. We hope to continue driving positive change through the game of golf in our Section.
We believe everyone has a unique story to tell. Whether you are just picking up the game or gunning for your third-straight club championship. These are the stories we care about – pretty soon all of our experiences, both big and small, make up a one big story. We are here to tell it.
by Eric Eshleman, PGA
In case you haven’t caught on, we love to celebrate. One of the ways we do this is to use this event to reflect on our accomplishments from the past twelve months – to tell our story. We hope this time can serve as something special for all our guests. Learn More 〉
One of our favorite traditions at the Foundation Classic, both the live and silent auctions are great ways to connect with our guests and show off some products special to both our Section and the game of golf. We are so grateful to our sponsors, PGA Professionals and friends of the game who donate countless products and keepsakes to help support our ongoing mission. To donate products or for questions, contact Hayden Lewis 〉
Closest-to-the-hole, long drive, and yes, even a hole-in-one contest (or two). All of this and more will allow for additional prize opportunities while you’re out enjoying your round. Stay-tuned for a full list of on-course contests and prizes in the coming weeks. To sponsor a contest or donate products for a contest, please contact Hayden Lewis 〉