2013 Greenbrier PGA Golf Tournament "Badges" Benefit Marshall Scholarships

Updated 2 years ago Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Friends and fans of Marshall University and professional golf can make someone’s holiday truly “green” this year by giving them the gift of a 2013 Greenbrier Classic Charity Badge.

Next year’s Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR FedEx Cup event at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., is scheduled July 1-7. Beginning Dec. 15, Marshall University will appear on the tournament’s ticket sales website, www.Greenbriershopping.com, under the Badges for Charity icon. Marshall will receive a percentage of the proceeds purchased through the Badges for Charity program.

“The money that we receive from badges sold goes into our general scholarship fund,” said Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the Marshall University Foundation and Senior Vice President for Development. “It’s a good way to celebrate the holiday season – give someone special the opportunity to attend the Greenbrier Classic in July while also supporting the Marshall University scholarship fund.

”Profits from the badge sales, Area said, are a source of revenue for Marshall during difficult economic times.“We want to thank the Greenbrier operation and (resort owner) Jim Justice for including Marshall University in their approved charity list,” Area said. “We hope everyone marks their calendars for Dec. 15, the first day the badges can be purchased.” The following badges will be available:

Weekly Grounds Badge, $169: This badge will provide tournament admittance for the entire week. Weekly parking is included. Tickets to the 2013 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series are complimentary with the purchase of a weekly badge.

Benefactor Badge, $285: This badge will provide tournament admittance for the entire week with access to special hospitality with air-conditioning, upgraded restroom facilities, flat-screen televisions to watch all the tournament action, and premium food and beverage items for purchase. Weekly parking is included. Tickets to the 2013 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series are complimentary with the purchase of a weekly Benefactor Badge.

Alumni Badge, $495: This badge will provide tournament admittance for the entire week with access to special hospitality with air-conditioning, upgraded restroom facilities, flat-screen televisions to watch all the tournament action, complimentary dry snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (Monday and Tuesday), and unlimited tailgate-style food and non-alcoholic beverages (Wednesday through  Sunday).Special appearances will be made by Marshall University coaches and alumni athletes. Weekly parking is included. Tickets to the 2013 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series are complimentary with the purchase of a weekly Alumni Badge.

Clubhouse Badge, $5,000:  This badge will provide tournament admittance for the entire week with access to The Greenbrier Clubhouse and Slammin’ Sammy’s with unlimited food and beverage, in addition to all benefactor and alumni hospitality venues. Weekly parking is included. Tickets to the 2013 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series are complimentary with the purchase of a weekly Clubhouse Badge.


The tournament, in its fourth year, will have a field of 156 PGA TOUR professionals competing for a $6.3 million purse.

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