September 26, 2008
Ryder Cup Brings $30,000 To Samford Golf
Samford’s golf program will receive a $30,000 donation from The PGA of America on behalf of Ryder Cup Team Captain Paul Azinger as a part of the 37th Ryder Cup festivities this week.
"This is a blessing that he would think enough of Samford to donate $30,000 to our program," Samford head golf coach Woodie Eubanks said. "This will increase our budget and will go a long way in helping our program reach the next level. We want to thank Mr. Azinger and the PGA of America for this generous donation."
Azinger and each of the other U.S. Ryder Cup Team participants is contributing $100,000 to charity; $90,000 to the college/university of their choice for Play Golf America University programming; and $10,000 to the Folds of Honor Foundation to support scholarships for families of veterans who either perished or were wounded in the line of duty while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
"To have competed in the Ryder Cup and now serve as Captain of my country's team are honors that will remain among the greatest of my career," said Azinger. "With those honors comes another special opportunity of which I'm very proud. It is the chance to give back to the game of golf by supporting charitable organizations, to the college or university of one's choice through the Play Golf America University program and to the Folds of Honor Foundation, where we can support the families of those who gave so much for our country."
Play Golf America University, formerly GOLF: For Business & Life, is a PGA of America college and university golf program, designed to teach and engage students in the game of golf through PGA Professional instruction and other golf programs.
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