October 18, 2011 – The Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island this year has partnered with Navistar Defense to offer Military Weekend Presented by Navistar, where all military personnel and their families will be granted free admission to every session of professional golf, Oct. 27- 30, 2011. The Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, scheduled October 24-30, 2011, is the Tour’s exciting season-ending event where the top 60 money winners compete for 25 PGA TOUR cards and a spot on the 2012 PGA TOUR.
“Charleston has such a strong military presence, so we’re inviting our servicemen and women to take advantage of this offer and join us on Daniel Island for a relaxing weekend watching world-class golf. We’re thrilled to partner with Navistar on this important initiative, and we’re honored and proud to support the military who serve us every day,” said Denis J. Gallagher, tournament chairman of the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, and chairman of the Student Transportation of America Education Foundation (STAEF).
Navistar Defense will be exhibiting one of their new state-of-the-art military vehicles called the International® MaxxPro® at the event. The International® MaxxPro® Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle is built to withstand environments that threaten the safety of its crew. Military personnel and their families can acquire free tickets at the venue’s ticket office at the Daniel Island Club, located adjacent to the main entrance, by simply showing a valid military ID. The ticket office will be open from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm daily, from October 24 – 30.
Gallagher added, “Navistar has been a great supporter of our Foundation through their IC Bus Division for the last three years, and this new addition will help us add to our scholarship fund for local area students attending nearby colleges.”
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco® RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services.
About The Sta Education Foundation
Created in 2003, STAEF is the philanthropic arm of Student Transportation, Inc. (STA), the third largest and most progressive school transportation provider in the country. The Foundation is a public charity that focuses the experience of the company and the talents of more than 7,000 employees on local fundraising and advancing the educational opportunities available to the more than 500,000 students it safely transports daily.
The Foundation has raised nearly $200,000 and awarded 100 scholarships to students who demonstrate academic achievement, community service and leadership.
About The Nationwide Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Nationwide Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, two out of three PGA TOUR members are Nationwide Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 318 PGA TOUR titles, including 14 majors and four PLAYERS Championships. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards will be at stake over the course of 26 events in 2011. Nationwide Insurance is the Tour’s umbrella sponsor through 2012. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 2,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.6 billion in charitable giving.
About Daniel Island
Located within 15 miles of Charleston, South Carolina's historic district, Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre award-winning island town featuring traditional neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown, parks, marsh-lined rivers and creeks, and a private country club with golf courses by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. A coastal setting of rivers, creeks and the Charleston harbor, provides the island with a wide array of water sports and recreation. Golf, marsh, deepwater and interior lots are priced from $175,000. Homes, townhomes and condominiums are available from $200,000.
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