On behalf of the East Lake Golf Club and the East Lake Foundation, it is my great privilege to thank all the volunteers for making this tournament at East Lake so special and successful over the years. We are so grateful and appreciative of the volunteers who are indeed the very best tournament ambassadors on the entire PGA TOUR! Your collective and amazing efforts have placed this prestigious tournament at the very top in terms of organization, efficiency, hospitality and patron experience.
We hope to have you back for our 2017 tournament to help us continue our quest in delivering the most exciting golf tournament possible and elevating the lives and spirits of all of our East Lake Foundation children. No tournament delivers a better product nor supports a more deserving charitable endeavor.
The excitement of the 2016 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola was more than we could have anticipated with the adjustment made to the tournament course. Rory McIlroy beat Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell in a dramatic playoff to win the FedExCup and the season finale at East Lake.
I am thrilled and proud beyond words to enjoy and share the accomplishment with every one of our 1,350 magnificent volunteers. The TOUR Championship provides us the opportunity to give back to our neighbors in need and support our two charities – the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee. Thanks to the tournament volunteers and the commitment of our Proud Partners, Coca-Cola and Southern Company, we have reached a total charity donation to the Atlanta community since 1998 to over $25 million.
The 2017 volunteer application is enclosed. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Coca-Cola and the East Lake Foundation you will note that the cost of the volunteer package is just $75. Please join us in acknowledging this wonderful gesture that has helped significantly decrease the cost to our volunteers.
The chairman of your committee will contact you in August regarding which shifts and days you are available to work.
Thank you in advance for your time and effort and I look forward to working with you to ensure the success of this prestigious event. If you have any questions, please call the Tournament Office at (404) 378-8687. I am confident that you will find this experience to be extremely rewarding and exhilarating.