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The EcoGolf Celebrity Tournament Series

February 21, 2013

ISC-Audubon and EcoEvents Group partnered together to co-produce the EcoGolf Celebrity Tournament Series in the winter of 2012, and have since turned the partnership into a great success.

The previous Celebrity Tournament benefited Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that provides safe effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. The upcoming ISC-Audubon EcoGolf Celebrity Charity Tournament on April 6 will provide funding for establishing outdoor classrooms through the ISC-Audubon Spreading the Seeds of Sustainability Campaign called Nature Discovery Gardens, but also benefit the Southern Florida Make-A-Wish Foundation and their efforts to provide much needed assistance for young people and their families in times of great need.

“ISC-Audubon EcoGolf Celebrity Tournaments has made a sincere commitment to support a variety of sustainability and youth-related charities,” according to EcoEvents Group founder and Celebrity Tournament Coordinator Lucia Anreus-Hall. “We are not just organizing a fun event for celebrities and golfers to attend, but have also created a great opportunity for individuals from all walks of life to support some truly great and worthwhile charities.”

In addition to the charitable contributions made, the tournament series itself is an example for other golf tournaments or events that strive to be eco-friendly. The tournament series are held only at golf courses and facilities that are managed in an environmentally-friendly or sustainable manner, and especially by those facilities who have taken steps to become certified through an environmental or sustainability-focused certification program such as those who choose to participate in the ISC-Audubon Sustainable Golf Facility Program.

The EcoGolf Celebrity Tournaments have also made a commitment to being carbon neutral events, offsetting their carbon footprint by planting native or naturalized trees and plants at select local natural park locations, and in conjunction with the ISC-audubon Spreading the Seeds of Sustainability Campaign.

The EcoGolf Celebrity Tournament is more than just a golf event, and the golf tournament itself is only one aspect of the three day event. The first night includes a Celebrity Dinner and Auction that will benefit charity, and on the last day, ISC-Audubon organizes the EcoKids Golf Clinic where celebrity golf professionals instruct youth on the basics of golf and kids learn about being environmentally friendly.

Ronald G. Dodson, Chairman of the ISC-Audubon EcoGolf Celebrity Tournament Series said, “Having worked in the golf industry for over 25 years, it is very exciting to finally have the time and opportunity to be involved directly in a golf tournament series that will not only provide for a fun experience for those that attend the tournament, but to generate much needed funding for environmental education in schools that are all facing serious budget shortfalls and to directly help children and their families during times of great stress brought about by serious personal health issues. Clearly these EcoGolf Tournaments are opportunities for golfers and everyone involved with golf to be involved in some actions that are beyond golf, but clearly connected with the environmental and social need aspects of sustainability and have great fun in the process.”

2013 ECOGOLF CELEBRITY TOURNAMENT SERIES SCHEDULE

April 6, 2013 - South Florida
The ISC-Audubon EcoGolf Celebrity Charity Tournament of South Florida
Presented by: The Westin Diplomat, Sweet Spot Apparel, and Totem
May 31, 2013 - Dominican Republic
The ISC-Audubon EcoGolf Celebrity Tournament of Dominican Republic
Presented by: Sweet Spot Apparel

August, 16, 2013 - Costa Rica
The ISC-Audubon EcoGolf Celebrity Tournament of Costa Rica
Presented by: Sweet Spot Apparel

Sponsorship opportunities are available offering tremendous exposure and marketing impressions to golf travelers, golf businesses and consumers. For more information concerning tournament registration, travel packages or sponsor opportunities call: 1-561-509-8780 or email Lucia@EcoGolfTournaments.com






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