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Vol 1 November 2007 
Tournament Staff

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Mahler
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Coman
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

The Volunteer Brief

Volunteers have been the backbone of many organizations in America throughout history. The Wachovia Championship is no different. Each year, more than 2,600 individuals come together to make up a team of volunteers who help bring the Wachovia Championship to life.

The process starts in November, when all the 2007 volunteers are encouraged to reapply for the 2008 tournament. Once the returning volunteer pool is gathered, the application process is opened to volunteers who had to decline positions in 2007 due to personal engagements and to 2006 volunteers who were unable to participate last year. Once previous volunteers are given the opportunity to participate, the Wachovia Championship staff, led by Volunteer Coordinator Paula Burnett, defers to the waiting list. You may be surprised to know that the waiting list to be a volunteer for the Wachovia Championship sits at a very gracious 900 people long!

The selection process begins with initial contacts in November through January prior to the tournament. Once selected, volunteers are divided into 24 different committees. Some 120 volunteers take on leadership roles as Committee Chairs or Hole Captains. Many committees are created through team-building exercises in the months leading up to the tournament.

These volunteers are the true “behind the scenes” players for the Wachovia Championship.

Committee Chairs and Hole Captains commit 100-200 individual hours to the tournament each year. There have been 703 volunteers who have devoted their time to the tournament all five years of its existence. Only about 400-500 new volunteers are included each year, which makes the learning curve much easier for the whole group. Wachovia does its part in not only sponsoring the Championship but in providing more than 800 Wachovia employees as volunteers, some coming from across the country. One employee from New Jersey serves as a regular Hole Captain.

If you’re interested in becoming a Wachovia Championship volunteer, please take a look at the new Wachovia Championship website: www.quailhollowchampionship.com. In addition, check out our spotlight on the volunteers under the ‘Volunteer Circle’ section of this newsletter.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered with us in the past, and we look forward to working with all of our new volunteers in the future!