Children’s Museum of Atlanta Raises $180,000 with Sixth Annual ‘Tournament for PLAY’

Children’s Museum of Atlanta Raises $180,000 with Sixth Annual ‘Tournament for PLAY’

Proceeds support Museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 — ATLANTA (September 4, 2018) – On Monday, August 27, 116 golfers participated in Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s sixth annual golf outing Tournament for PLAY at the prestigious Peachtree Golf Club. Presented by PNC, the event raised more than $180,000 through generous donations and golfer registration in support of the Museum’s early childhood educational programming and community outreach initiatives.

“Tournament for Play gives the Atlanta business community a great opportunity to connect with other local organizations that are committed to investing in quality early learning for Georgia’s preschoolers,” said Eddie Meyers, PNC regional president, Greater Georgia.  “The funds raised each year through this event will help support Children’s Museum’s continued efforts to bring impactful early education experiences to underserved preschoolers, families and communities throughout metro Atlanta.”

Proceeds from the tournament directly impact more than 200,000 children and caregivers 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 children, families and schools in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, the Museum has welcomed over 2.6 million visitors since opening in 2003. Since reopening in December 2015 following 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 youth. 

“It’s always such an honor to see local businesses and corporations participate in our annual Tournament for PLAY,” said Jane Turner, executive director of Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “The fan favorite event continues to sell out each year and in turn generates more funds for the Museum to provide the best opportunities for children within the Atlanta community.”

In addition to a charitable round of golf, players were treated to a special birdie breakfast presented by sponsor LexisNexis to kick off the morning. The event concluded with a cocktail reception and awards ceremony to honor top players. Other event sponsors included Mellow Mushroom, Georgia Power, Homrich Berg, Lazlo, Montag Wealth Management, Novare Group and Opsrey Corporation.