Children’s Museum of Atlanta raises $150,000 during fourth annual golf outing ‘Tournament for PLAY’
Proceeds support Museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach
Friday, September 9, 2016 — This past week, 120 golfers teed up for charity during Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s fourth annual golf outing Tournament for PLAY, held on Monday, August 29 at the prestigious Peachtree Golf Club. Presented by PNC, the fundraiser raised nearly $150,000 through generous donations and golfer registration in support of the Museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach initiatives.
“Each year, we are thrilled by the participation and success of Tournament for PLAY, and this year is no exception,” said Jane Turner, executive director of Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “Because of the continued support of our dedicated partners and loyal patrons, we have exceeded our fundraising goal for the event and will be able to provide even more programming for children and families in Atlanta and throughout our state. We are grateful for each person who made this event possible, and we want to thank you for supporting the next generation!”
Proceeds from the tournament directly touch the lives of more than 200,000 children and families annually. Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s mission is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play. Serving the children, families and schools in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, the Museum has welcomed well over 2 million visitors since opening in 2003. Since reopening in December 2015 after undergoing a massive renovation project, the Museum is further committed to serve the community as a world-class children’s museum and to continue to help ignite curiosity, imagination, problem-solving skills and a love of learning in the next generation of Atlantans.
“By extending our support for this year’s tournament, we are making a strategic investment to help prepare our youngest learners for future success,” said Eddie Meyers, PNC regional president. “Children's Museum of Atlanta is a tremendous asset for our community, and we are committed to continuing our partnership.”
In addition to a philanthropic day of golf, players were treated to a special breakfast presented by sponsor LexisNexis to kick off the day’s festivities. The event wrapped up with a reception and awards ceremony to honor top players.
“The ongoing success of the Museum’s Tournament for PLAY is truly a testament to the incredible enthusiasm and generous donations from our participants and partners,” said Chair of Tournament John T. Williams, Jr., Managing Principal & CEO of Lakeview Capital Partners.