Thursday, August 20, 2020

ATA Golf Classic closes in on fundraising goal

ATA 2020 Golf Classic Chairman Daniel Wright said Wednesday that thanks to strong ATA member support his tournament finance committee has already secured $270,000 in pledges, edging closer to its $285,000 goal.

ATA’s Annual Golf Classic is set for Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Robert Trent Jones – Capitol Hill — considered by experts among the nation’s premier public courses and host of major professional golf tournaments, including the Navistar LPGA Classic.

“The Classic Finance Committee has done a tremendous job reaching out to members for support,” said Wright during a tournament committee conference call Wednesday, Aug. 19. “We’re not quite there, but the ATA membership has stepped up in these unusual times to support this event. I’m confident we’ll reach our goal soon.”

Wright also noted that the tournament is very close to reaching its 230-player limit. Due to Covid-19, and for the safety of all involved with the tournament, physical distancing measures must be implemented. ATA officials say this means that many things will be different than in years past, including far fewer available spots for players — and only one person per cart, as required by RTJ course guidelines.

“If someone is interested in playing in this year’s tournament, I recommend that they get their sponsorship information to the ATA staff as soon as possible. With the reduced player limitations, team spots will fill quickly.”

ATA officials said that this event is the primary fundraiser for the industry’s political action committee, TRUK PAC, which supports pro-business political candidates in state and local elections. “The Classic is always a great time for our members, but it’s so much more than a round of golf,” said ATA President & CEO Mark Colson. “It’s our only political fundraiser, and with this being an election year, we must keep our momentum for the upcoming political races — several of which will impact our industry.”

Classic Chairman Wright asked members to consider making a pledge even if you do not plan to attend. “This event is about protecting state trucking businesses’ interests and bolstering our industry’s stature as a premier goods movement system and jobs creator for Alabama.”

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