The Boca Raton Championship and Sallyport have announced an agreement naming Sallyport as the Presenting Sponsor of the annual PGA TOUR Champions golf tournament February 5-11 at Broken Sound Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fla., located in the Palm Beaches.
Sallyport, a global company that specializes in supporting military operations within complex environments, will be Title Sponsor of the tournament’s Military Outpost on the 16th green – now named the Sallyport Pavilion. All current military and veterans (with ID) will receive free admission to the Boca Raton Championship and have access to the Sallyport Pavilion, where they will receive complimentary food and beverage thanks to Sallyport.
“When this partnership was presented, we knew it was a perfect fit with the Sallyport organization and a great opportunity to give back to our veterans,” said Victor Esposito, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sallyport.
“As a military-friendly, top-10 employer, more than 50 percent of Sallyport’s U.S. National employees are veterans. Sallyport is excited to be a part of this prestigious event and allow our active military and veterans an opportunity to enjoy a week with the greats of the game and with the PGA TOUR Champions.”
Sallyport was founded in 2003 to support the post-war construction efforts in Iraq and has since expanded its operations across the globe ensuring the safety, security and comfort of its worldwide clients.
“We are thrilled to have Sallyport integrally involved in the Boca Raton Championship as Presenting Sponsor,” said Tournament Director Eddie Carbone. “Sallyport will provide complimentary access to the tournament for our military veterans, and in the Sallyport Pavilion, give our military veterans the first-class treatment they deserve while watching fabulous golf.”
Formerly the Allianz Championship, the Boca Raton Championship presented by Sallyport continues to build off the momentum of last year’s event. The tournament drew the best field in the 37-year history of the PGA TOUR Champions, the largest crowds in the 11 years it has been held at Broken Sound and produced a dramatic finish with Scott McCarron making an eagle on the final hole to win by a shot.
Among the top players expected to play this year are Fred Couples, John Daly, Scott McCarron, Miguel Angel Jimenez and local Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer, who has been named Player of the Year on the PGA TOUR Champions the last four seasons and seven times overall.
The Boca Raton Championship presented by Sallyport has an estimated annual economic impact of almost $20 million for Boca Raton and the Palm Beaches and has raised more than $1 million for the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation.
For more information about the Boca Raton Championship, premium ticket packages or corporate sponsorships, call 561-241- GOLF (4653) or visit www.bocaratonchampionship.com.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission 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 and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.