NASHPORT -- Longaberger Golf Club, managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) -- owner and operator of more than 140 golf courses, country clubs and resorts -- will co-host the third annual "World's Largest Golf Outing" to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) on Sunday, Aug. 11.
The simultaneous golf outing at more than 110 BCG-managed courses in 28 states is open to golfers of all abilities and does not require a USGA handicap.
Tee times for the 2:30 p.m. Longaberger shotgun event can now be reserved online at worldslargestgolfouting.com. The $64 entry fee includes a $5 donation to WWP, round of golf, cart rental, range balls, awards reception, on-course contests and prizes.
"Community support for this event and our soldiers has been overwhelming," said Longaberger Golf Club General Manager Danny Ackerman. "We've opened additional slots to give everyone the best chance to participate this year, and anticipate a sellout crowd."
All donations and part of the event proceeds benefit WWP, the national, nonpartisan organization that honors and empowers Wounded Warriors, some of whom will play in the World's Largest Golf Outing. Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds to support this worthy cause.
Golfers Tweeting @BillyCasperGolf should use #WLGO with photos and updates during and after the day.
Last year, BCG hosted more than 7,800 golfers at 100 of its golf courses in 24 states during the second annual "World's Largest Golf Outing," raising more than $400,000 for WWP. Launched in 2011, the 2012 event saw player registration and fundraising grew by 250 percent and 700 percent, respectively.
Pre-registered teams nationwide have already raised over $150,000 in 2013.
"We set the bar very high in 2012, but are committed to build on the generous donations golfers made to Wounded Warrior Project," said Peter Hill, chairman and CEO of BCG. "Golfers and Wounded Warriors who played the first two events gave it rave reviews and we expect the same this time around."
"Each year this ground-breaking outing gets bigger and better, providing a healthy physical activity for Wounded Warriors and raising funds for WWP programs," said Adam Silva, Chief Development Officer of Wounded Warrior Project. "Participating in sports helps injured service members restore their physical and emotional well-being."
For information about participating courses and to register at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.