CHARLESTON, S.C. — Officials for Student Transportation of America’s (STA) Education Foundation and the PGA (Professional Golfers Association) Tour’s Nationwide Tour announced that the 2009-11 Nationwide Tour Championship will be played at the Daniel Island Club, which includes two nationally-ranked golf courses.
STA’s Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the school bus company, will serve as host.
“We are extremely pleased to be associated with the PGA TOUR, Daniel Island and the greater Charleston community,” said Denis J. Gallagher, chairman of the foundation. “This high-profile event will not only be great for promoting the city of Charleston, it will donate a portion of the proceeds to The First Tee Program of Charleston to further its great work helping kids in ways that extend far beyond golf.”
The foundation’s partnership with the Nationwide Tour will help expand the foundation's ability to offer college scholarships to deserving high school students. For the first time, scholarships will be awarded to outstanding Charleston students who display pride in their community and choose to attend Charleston-area colleges and universities, Gallagher added.
STA’s Education Foundation is a public charity that focuses on advancing educational opportunities available to students who attend schools served by local STA companies. Since its creation in 2003, the foundation has raised nearly $100,000 and awarded more than 40 scholarships to students who demonstrate academic achievement, community service and leadership.
The Nationwide Tour Championship is the Nationwide Tour’s final event. It concludes the season-long competition to identify the 25 players who earn PGA Tour cards for the following season based on the tour’s final money list. The field is limited to the top 60 money winners through the final full-field event of the season.