National Car Rental PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am Tournament To Benefit Rochester Youth

New York-Based PGA Section Foundations and National Present Tournament in Advance of 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – June 17, 2013 – National Car Rental, the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, is conducting its National Car Rental PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am golf tournament, today at Oak Hill Country Club.  The event pairs participants with local PGA Professionals, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting PGA REACH. 

Tournament proceeds for PGA REACH will help impact the lives of children within the Rochester area by focusing on recreation, education, job potential, health and wellness. National Car Rental and four New York-based PGA Section Foundations (Western New York, Central New York, Northeastern New York and Metropolitan) have partnered to bring the tournament to Rochester with proceeds through PGA REACH benefitting the J.C. Martin Restoration Project; Snag-a-School; Albany Boys & Girls Club; Junior Golf Alliance; youth golf events; and the adoption of Girls Golf and Fore. 

“National is pleased to support Rochester’s youth through today’s PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am tournament at Oak Hill,” said Rob Connors, who leads National Car Rental’s brand marketing efforts.  “Partnering with the four New York PGA Section Foundations allows a large number of young boys and girls across the state of New York to receive the long-lasting benefits of education, academic excellence and improved health through a positive association with golf.” 

As the title sponsor of the tournament, National Car Rental is expanding its commitment to The PGA of America and PGA REACH by providing the monetary backing to make this tournament possible. On    Oct. 6, 2012, National sponsored the National Car Rental PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am golf tournament in St. Louis in advance of the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at St. Louis’ Bellerive Country Club. Today’s PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am is in advance of Oak Hill hosting the 95th PGA Championship, Aug. 5-11. 

About National Car Rental

Founded in 1947, National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveler throughout the world. With National, time-sensitive customers in the United States are able to quickly choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport. National – which launched the car rental industry’s first comprehensive frequent-renter program – further expedites the rental process for Emerald Club members by offering counter bypass as well as access to National’s “Emerald Aisle,” an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car. In addition, Emerald Club members can choose to receive EmeraldAlertsSM – emailed communications that include Arrival and Return Alerts, and Drop & GoSM service with convenient eReceipts.

St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the National Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent A Car brands. Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution. Combined, these businesses – which include extensive car rental and car-sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales – accounted for $15.4 billion in revenue and operated 1.3 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal 2012. The company also operates largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of more than 8,200 airport and neighborhood locations. For more information about National, visit www.nationalcar.com or www.facebook.com/NationalCarRental

About PGA REACH

PGA REACH was created to utilize PGA tournaments as a catalyst to “Improve Lives Through Golf” and focuses on the areas of Recreation, Education, Awareness, Community and Health. PGA REACH works with existing organizations that are positively affecting the lives of young men and women in a community by extending their capabilities and impact, making additional time, talent and financial resources available to them. The collaborative and focused activities of these groups will have a significant influence on youth in the local area. 

About The PGA of America

Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.



For more information, contact:

Meghan Maguire

meghan.maguire@ehi.com