2012 brings with it the fifth annual NB3 Foundation Challenge, on August 29th. Hosted at Turning Stone Resort’s Atunyote Golf Club, the Challenge will once again bring together stars of the PGA and LPGA TOUR to raise awareness and build support for the health and wellness of Native American youth.
In previous years, the Challenge has been played in a Skins and mixed two-person format. Some of the best players in golf have taken top honors in this friendly but fierce competition, including Camilo Villegas in the inaugural year, as well as Tiger Woods and the pairing of Hunter Mahan and Cristie Kerr.
This year, rounding out the 12-player, world-class field will be PGA TOUR pros Gary Woodland, major champion Y.E.Yang, Charlie Wi and Danny Lee, and LPGA Tour golfers Lexi Thompson and Se Ri Pak. For the first time in the five-year history of the event, a new East meets West format will be used to pair the fiercely competitive field of golfers in a mixed team, best ball tournament, pitting U.S. and Asian players against each other, with a $450,000 winners’ purse at stake.
As always, all proceeds will go directly to the Notah Begay III Foundation. More than $3 million has been raised in the past three years through this event. The Foundation continues to support the development of sustainable, evidence-based and model programs, research, advocacy and strategic grantmaking in Native American communities. More than 10,000 Native youth have been engaged and served by the NB3 soccer and golf programs and additional Foundation initiatives.
for the 2012 NB3 Foundation Challenge are on sale now, and may be purchased by
contacting the Turning Stone Box Office at 315-361-SHOW (7469) or visiting the
Box Office which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $50
for adults. Youth admission for 16 and under is provided complimentary with
purchase of an adult ticket (must be requested at time of original purchase).
Active Military receive a 50 percent discount upon presentation of a valid
military I.D. Overnight packages are also available by calling 1-800-771-7711.