March 18, 2010
Champions Tour Golfer Jim Dent Named Honorary Chair of Adaptive Golf Challenge
Augusta, GA—Champions Tour golfer and Augusta native Jim Dent has been named the honorary chair of the Sixth Annual State Farm Adaptive Golf Challenge, presented by the Walton Foundation for Independence.
Dent has been involved with the challenge since its inception. The event helps raise awareness of the abilities of those with physical limitations, and teams a golfer with acquired disabilities with three community golfers for an 18-hole tournament. The challenge is also a fund-raiser for Camp To Be Independent, a camp for children and young adults with traumatic brain injury, and the Walton Foundation’s monthly adaptive golf clinics.
A professional golfer for the past 44 years, Dent has placed first on the Champions Tour 12 times. He was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in 1994 and in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. Dent grew up in Augusta, where he attended Paine College and caddied at the Augusta National Golf Club and the Augusta Country Club.
The Sixth Annual State Farm Adaptive Golf Challenge takes place Monday, April 5 (the Monday of Masters week). The kickoff, featuring remarks by Dent as well as a precision golf demonstration, is open to the public and starts at 9 a.m. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and the challenge tees off at noon. Golfers with acquired disabilities play free, and community golfers are also invited to register. Those interested in participating in this year’s challenge should call Vicki Greene at 706-823-8584 or email email@example.com.
Sponsors include State Farm, the United States Golf Association, Walton Foundation, News12, Allen-Batchelor Construction, Inc., Cells for Life, LTD, Creel Harison Foundation, Dawson, Taylor and Company Insurance, Georgia Bank and Trust, Medequip Healthcare, Pharmacare Services, Sodexo, Trattoria Sotto Sotto Restaurante, United Technology Group and Wachovia.
Media Contact: Danielle Wong Moores, Public Relations Specialist, 706-434-0150
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