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The Principal Charity Classic Tees off Volunteer Recruitment

Posted January 21, 2013 in Web Exclusives

(Des Moines, IA) – Volunteer registration is now open for the 2013 Principal Charity Classic to be held May 28 – June 2 at its new location, Wakonda Club in Des Moines.  Volunteers can register online at

More than 1,100 volunteers will be recruited to work on one of 21 committees, including: marshals, leaderboards, scoring and transportation.  Registration will be granted on a first come, first serve basis with the ability to select committee preferences.  Volunteers play a vital role in ensuring the success of the tournament and the support is invaluable.

Interested volunteers should visit to apply.  A full description of the committee responsibilities is available on the website, along with a list of frequently asked questions.
All volunteers will be required to purchase the volunteer package, as is typical with professional golf tournaments, for $75 (a $350+ value).  The $75 payment will help offset the costs associated with the volunteer package and contribute to the overall charitable donation.  The volunteer package includes:

  • Two Men’s or Ladies Adidas Climalite Tech Golf Shirt (Valued at $120)
  • Choice of Golf Cap or Sport Visor (Valued at $20)
  • Volunteer Badge = FREE admission (Valued at $100)
  • Designated Volunteer Parking
  • Meal Voucher on Workdays (Valued at $50)
  • Volunteer Party
  • Five (5) Good-Any-One-Day tickets for family and friends (Valued at $75)

For more information, please visit

The Principal Charity Classic attracts a strong field of professional players such as Tom Lehman, Bernhard Langer, Nick Price, Fuzzy Zoeller, Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Tom Kite and Mark Calcavecchia. Massive galleries lend a level of excitement that makes this tournament one of the finest stops on the Champions Tour. Best of all, The Principal Charity Classic serves as a catalyst in raising money for local nonprofit organizations supporting children. In the past six years, the event has donated $4 million to children’s charities in Iowa.

Tickets to The Principal Charity Classic are $15 and can be purchased online at or by calling the tournament office at (515) 279-4653.  Children 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

About The Principal Charity Classic
The Principal Charity Classic is an annual Champions Tour event.  The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines plays host to the event, which is focused on philanthropic giving for designated “FORE Our Kids” charities.  The 2013 Principal Charity Classic tournament will be played May 28 – June 2, 2013, at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information on the charities and the tournament, visit, or connect with the tournament on or on Twitter @PFGGolfClassic.  

About the Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 30 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. Points earned in 26 official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2013 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player. The Champions Tour’s primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2012, tournaments on all five Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, PGA TOUR Canada) generated more than $122 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.8 billion. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is , the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Follow the Champions Tour at Tour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.

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