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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

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