Vol 16 July 2011

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

Tournament Week Charity Highlights

In addition to the annual individual donation to the tournament’s primary charity Teach For America, several outreach activities occur during tournament week. With assistance from the players and their families, the tournament and the Wells Fargo team members engage in several worthy causes.

Avon Foundation/PGA TOUR Wives – Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence

  • In its third year, total walker registration of 1,078. (We had over 1,000 registrations for the first time)
  • We had 122 teams
  • Money raised- $100,841

2011 Walk the Course

Coca-Cola’s Birdies for Charity

  • For each birdie scored during the tournament, Coca-Cola Consolidated Bottling Company donated $5 to the First Tee Charlotte.
  • 2011 tournament raised $7,000

Wells Fargo – READING ABOVE PAR Program

PGA TOUR Players, J.J. Henry and Chad Campbell visited Hidden Valley Elementary School on Tuesday of tournament week and read to second graders. The Wells Fargo program, now in its second year, has brought players out to read to students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. In addition to the reading portion, the students also were able to take rides on the Wells Fargo Stage Coach creating an exciting day for the youngsters.


PGA TOUR Players, J.J. Henry and Chad Campbell reading to students of Hidden Valley Elementary.

Giving Back to our Military

  • During tournament week, the Wells Fargo Championship hosted 265 North Carolina active military families in conjunction with the USO of North Carolina.

First Tee Charlotte, Caddie for a Day

  • 60 youths (between 6-18 years old)
  • Used as an incentive for the youths. Participants qualify by achieving annual First Tee goals for the year
  • Each caddied for a PGA TOUR professional at least two holes on Wednesday during the Pro-Am

PGA TOUR Player, Jonathan Byrd and First Tee Youth