volunteer registration open
ATLANTA – In preparation for the return of the PGA TOUR’s season finale at East Lake Golf Club, TOUR Championship officials announced today that volunteer registration is now open for the 2018 event, which will welcome the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings back to Atlanta, September 19-23.
Hundreds of volunteers and hours of support ensure the success of the TOUR Championship. Since 1998, the TOUR Championship has donated more than $27 million to charity, both locally and nationwide, with the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee serving as the tournament’s primary local nonprofit partners. In March, the TOUR Championship announced more than $2.5 million was generated from the 2017 event. It is with the support and effort of the volunteers that the tournaments can give so much back to charity, the heart of the PGA TOUR.
Volunteers can register online at bit.ly/TOURChampionshipVolunteer.
"Volunteering at a world-class event like the TOUR Championship is a rewarding opportunity to get involved and help impact the community,” said Allison Fillmore, executive director of the TOUR Championship. “Volunteers are an integral piece of the operation of the tournament, and this event would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the hundreds of volunteers that commit their time before, during and after the event.”
Each volunteer is required to work a minimum of three shifts, which range based on the committee. Volunteers are charged a $80 registration fee that offsets expenses and enables the TOUR Championship to donate as much as possible back to the community. With the registration fee, volunteers will receive a uniform (Tournament logoed shirt, outerwear and one visor or hat), meal vouchers and a volunteer credential allowing access to the tournament all week. Additionally, volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase TOUR Championship tickets at a 50-percent discount and will receive an invitation to the volunteer appreciation party.
Positions are currently available in the following committees:
- Spectator Information
- Standard Bearers
- Client Hospitality
- Supply Distribution
- Course Preparation
- Ticket Sales
- Hospitality Logistics
- Special Needs Shuttle
- Volunteer Tent
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, except for Youth Standard Bearers, who can be 13-18 years old.