ORLANDO, Fla. – The PNC Father/Son Challenge brings more than just great golf to Central Florida. The tournament impacts the Orlando-area community in ways that affect fans of all generations and genders. Support of programs and events like the Healthy Families Orange Program (HFO), Blessings in a Backpack, the LPGA Girls’ Golf Extravaganza and military appreciation shows the tournament and PNC’s commitment to the Central Florida community.
The following outlines the events that will take place during tournament week:
The Healthy Families Orange Program
The PNC Father/Son Challenge donates annually to the Arnold Palmer Medical Center in support of the Healthy Families Orange program, which prevents child abuse and neglect, increases the rate of childhood immunizations, reduces family stress levels and reduces the incidence of repeat teen pregnancy in target communities in Orange County. On Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in The JW-Marriott, Mediterranean Room 4-5, PNC will present a $150,000 donation to the Arnold Palmer Medical Center, totaling $600,000.
Blessings in a Backpack
Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary school children, who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program, with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. OnThursday, Dec. 10 from 3-4:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club driving range, PNC employees, tournament staff and professionals playing in the tournament will stuff backpacks for kids from the Callahan Center where PNC has committed a grant to provide food to 80 students for three years. OnFriday, Dec. 11 the backpacks will be delivered to the Callahan Center (101 N Parramore Ave, Orlando, Fla. 32801).
LPGA Girls Golf Extravaganza
The LPGA Girls Golf Extravaganza, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club putting green and driving range, is an event that provides families with an interactive day filled with golf and non-golf activities. PNC has partnered with the LPGA to host a golf clinic for youth to encourage an active lifestyle and a love of the game. The event will consist of five stations, a dance party and a photo booth for the expected 120 kids.
The PNC Father/Son Challenge is grateful for the men and women who protect the freedoms we all enjoy. To honor the veterans, the tournament offers free admission for all active military, reservists, retirees and their families, along with admission to The United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters Pavilion on the 18th hole with complementary snacks and beverages for their comfort and enjoyment.