Vol 4 July 2008
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 Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

 

At every professional golf tournament there are thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations that fulfill important roles that are invisible to the ticket purchasers or hospitality guests. An event the size of the Wachovia Championship couldnít happen without their involvement and their importance is reflected in the quality and presentation of the tournament. We are blessed to have many Charlotte organizations working behind the scenes helping to produce a superior spectator experience on your behalf. We canít thank them enough for their support.

In our Behind the Scenes section, we would like to spotlight one of these organizations, the Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation.

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

One of the many community groups that helps us each year make the Championship a success are used to serving. The group is made up of local Marines under the organization of Tom Agnew and the Marines Corp Scholarship Foundation. Tom has been organizing groups of Marines for several years and usually takes part in eight tournaments a year throughout the country. The Wachovia Championship is honored to have some of our militaryís finest as part of our event.

These local Marines volunteer their time through supporting the event operations staff at the Championship for a period of three weeks. Many of the Marines have served in Iraq and Afghanistan or are scheduled to go overseas after the tournament.

Tony Schuster, Director of Operations for the tournament, says, “I hope to give these folks an opportunity to experience something totally different and hopefully even have some fun.” Schuster also adds, “It has been a win-win for everyone. My hope is that this program will continue to grow with other organizations considering the opportunity.”

In return for their service, the Championship is proud to award their local platoons with a donation that is primarily used for Marine based scholarships.