Overton, PGA Make $50K Donation to IU
Sept. 30, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Hoosier golfer and 2010 Ryder Cup participant, Jeff Overton, has designated $50,000 to Indiana University for use in the PGA of America's `Play Golf America University' program.
"We are thrilled to receive this substantial donation in Jeff's name from the PGA of America for their Play Golf America University program," said IU Head Men's Golf Coach Mike Mayer. "I am excited to be involved with this program and plan on getting Jeff involved with the program as well."
On behalf of the U.S. Team, PGA Tournament Corporation and The PGA of America will direct $2.6 million to designated charities, Play Golf America Universities chosen by the U.S. Captain and players; and help support the launch of the Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy.
Each U.S. Ryder Cup Team participant as well as U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Pavin, are designating $100,000 to the charity of their choice; $50,000 to the college/university of their choice for Play Golf America University programming; annetid $50,000 to the Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy, which is scheduled for a summer launch in 2011 to benefit aspiring junior golfers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to receive PGA Professional instruction.
Since the Ryder Cup Outreach Program began in 1999, more than $15 million has been donated on behalf of the Ryder Cup team and Captain.
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