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Covington, GA (May 15, 2012) - Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf, announced today that it has become the official golf ball of the 2012 National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic. As part of the agreement, Bridgestone will provide the series of 35 local events and the culminating National Finals event at Pebble Beach with more than $50,000 worth of its popular Tour B330 family of golf balls.
The National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic is widely recognized as the Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity, with over 4,000 golfers expected to compete at local qualifiers across 35 markets throughout the United States in 2012, raising nearly $4 million for the NKF.
“Kidney disease affects 26 million Americans so we are happy to do our part in helping to raise awareness and funds for this important cause,” said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Marketing â€“ Bridgestone Golf, Inc. “The National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic is a first class event and we are proud to provide golf balls for all competitors for the 2012 series.”
For more information, or to sign up to play in a National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic event visit http://www.kidney.org. For more information on Bridgestone Golf’s charitable giving and its entire range of 2012 products visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.
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Bridgestone Golf, Inc., based in Covington, GA, manufactures and markets premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names. Bridgestone is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally famed golfers including Fred Couples, Paula Creamer, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker. Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., whose headquarters are in Tokyo. For more information visit http://www.bridgestonegolf.com.
The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing and treating kidney disease, improving the health and well being of patients and families affected by the disease and increasing availability of organs for transplantation. Visit kidney.org for more information.
The NKF Golf Classic is a scramble style golf event, where each four-person team must have a combined USGA Handicap Index of 42.0 or more and only one player may have a Handicap Index of 8.0 or less, providing for a competitive, yet social day of golf, whether you are a new golfer or an experienced low-handicapper. The top-3 finishing teams in each local event are invited to compete in the NKF Golf Classic National Finals at the Pebble Beach Resorts, January 18-20, 2013, where teams play a 54-hole tournament on the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Del Monte Golf Course and the Links at Spanish Bay â€“ the only event of its kind where you can play locally and move on to compete for a national title at the Pebble Beach Resorts. Since 1987, more than 280,000 golfers have teed off to help fight kidney disease, raising more than $80 million for the cause at the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic events.