The PGA of America and Kiawah Island Golf Resort, in support of affordable housing, announced a partnership with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity to build and complete a home prior to the 2012 PGA Championship. The PGA Championship Build will begin June 23 and is located at 1108 Obadiah Court Johns Island, SC 29455.
Many volunteers are needed to complete this major undertaking. The PGA of America and Kiawah Island Golf Resort are looking for able-bodied, community minded individuals who would like to help. Volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket to the PGA Championship Tuesday Practice Round and a PGA Championship logoed t-shirt. Work shifts are available most days from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Those interested in participating in the PGA Championship Build should visit www.pga2012.com (click on Event, click on Habitat for Humanity), or call (843) 768-6003.
“The PGA of America is excited about the PGA Championship Build, a unique and impactful project designed to reach out and thank a host community that has so fully supported our Championship,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “Sea Island Habitat for Humanity provides local families with what we often take for granted – a secure roof over our heads, a place we are proud to call home. We are very pleased to partner with Kiawah Island Golf Resort and SIHFH to construct a solid home for a local resident.”
“The Kiawah Island Golf Resort has a long history of participation with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. We are happy to be involved in this program with The PGA of America which will leave a lasting legacy of commitment to the community beyond the PGA Championship” said Roger Warren, President of Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Sea Island Habitat has recently become one of 163 affiliates nationwide selected to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s initial phase of its Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. This new initiative will supplement Sea Island’s ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life by providing newly constructed , safe, affordable housing in their service area.
“We are very pleased with the commitment shown by The PGA of America and Kiawah Island Golf Resort. It’s terrific that they are choosing to use the power of their major Championship to fund this effort and to recruit volunteers. While this international golf competition will be a good time for many in the Charleston Area, it will also leave an important lasting impression on our community” said Greg Thomas, Executive Director of Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.Tweet