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Annual PGA TOUR Champions event Aug. 21-27 at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge will be a ‘par-tee’ you won’t want to miss. Considering how many hundreds of thousands of Americans hit the links – even periodically – or are somehow employed in the industry, it should come as no surprise that ‘the gentle person’s game’ has its own day to celebrate all things golf. One of the best local opportunities to do exactly that – while watching worldclass golf and helping support autoimmune disease research – is to volunteer at the Boeing Classic (Boeingclassic.com). This PGA TOUR Champions event (Pgatour.com/champions) is one of just 27 taking place around the world in 2017 and the Puget Sound area’s premier professional golf tournament.
Event summary: • Dates: Aug. 21-27, 2017 • Golf course: The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge (Clubatsnoqualmieridge.com) • Field: 81 PGA TOUR Champions professionals • Format: 54 holes of stroke play with no cut; Purse: $2.1 million • Par: 72 (7,264 yards) • Defending champion: Bernhard Langer • Beneficiary: Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (Benaroyaresearch.org)
As a charitable event that has raised about $6 million since its inception, the Boeing Classic relies on volunteer support. Besides rubbing elbows with the Legends of Golf, volunteers get to be very close to the action while taking in breathtaking views. They also get: • Two Cutter & Buck™ golf shirts, one jacket and a cap or visor • Preferred parking during shifts • Meal voucher on shift days • Two admission passes and an invitation to a volunteer appreciation party