Speedway, NASCAR Stars, LPGA Gather Together For Charity Golf Event
Charity pro-am tourney scheduled for Feb. 4-5, 2004
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec., 11, 2003) - In an event which will bring together top NASCAR drivers and top LPGA stars - all in the name of charity - Daytona International Speedway and its Checkered Flag Committee, along with The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and NASCAR are joining forces for a charity pro-am golf tournament to benefit the Betty Jane France Center of Excellence for Children and The LPGA Foundation. The event, scheduled for Feb. 4-5, 2004, will kick off nearly two weeks of festivities leading up to NASCAR's most prestigious race of the year, the Daytona 500.
Participants in this unique event will be paired with an LPGA Tour player for nine holes and a NASCAR driver/racing celebrity for another nine holes at LPGA International's Legends Golf Course, which has hosted several national professional and amateur events since it opened in 1998. On Wednesday, Feb. 4, LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) members will host an LPGA Golf Clinic at LPGA International, followed by a pairings party and silent auction at DAYTONA USA. The 28 pro-celeb-am teams will then compete in an 18-hole scramble format on Thursday, Feb. 5., followed by an awards reception at the LPGA International clubhouse.
"I am tremendously excited about this announcement and have little doubt that this pro-am will be one of the most gratifying events of the year," said Betty Jane France, NASCAR assistant secretary and honorary chairperson of the pro-am. "Friends and fans of NASCAR and the LPGA will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join their favorite golfers and racing celebrities at the spectacular LPGA International Legends Course and help give back to the Daytona Beach community. I am sure it will be a fun-filled two days that we will never forget."