HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Web.com Tour and Knight Eady announced today a new tournament set to debut on the annual schedule in 2020. The Huntsville Championship, which will be contested at The Ledges in Huntsville, Alabama, will debut the week of April 20-26, with 156 players competing for a $600,000 purse. A five-year partnership is in place through 2024.
The announcement was made on Tuesday morning at a press conference at The Ledges, with Web.com Tour President Alex Baldwin, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Knight Eady President of Operations David Knight, The Ledges Chief Operating Officer Jim Ausley and Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville Chief Executive Officer/President Stuart Obermann as the featured speakers.
The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville was named as the charitable beneficiary of the tour. Stuart Obermann of the Community Foundation, stated: “We are very proud to be chosen as the Official Philanthropic Partner for the Huntsville Championship. The PGA Tour is a very philanthropic organization who believe in giving back to the communities who host their tours. Through this partnership, they are making a strategic investment in the quality of life of everyone living in the greater Huntsville community.”
“The Web.com Tour tournament will further elevate Huntsville in the sports world, add more to the quality of life for our community and make a significant impact, both economically and philanthropically,” said Mayor Battle. “This is an opportunity to see the next superstars of golf play right here in Huntsville. We’re excited to have Knight Eady as partners and as our neighbors in hosting this great event.”
“The Huntsville Championship will be one of the most anticipated events of the 2020 Web.com Tour season, and we’re eager to partner with Knight Eady to deliver a great week of tournament golf for the community,” said Baldwin. “As one of the fastest growing cities in the state, we are confident the vibrant market of Huntsville will allow us to engage local partners, volunteers and fans as we look to make a memorable debut in 12 months.”
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER HUNTSVILLE
The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville serves as a catalyst for making our great community even better. Founded in 2009, the Community Foundation has distributed over $15.8M in grants to nonprofit organizations across the region, providing hundreds of corporate, family and individual donors with unique solutions to meet their charitable giving objectives in a tax-efficient manner. Visit communityfoundationhsv.org for more information.
ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the Web.com Tour Finals. This season marks the 30th year of competition on the Web.com Tour.
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ABOUT KNIGHT EADY
Founded in 2013, Knight Eady is a full-service sports marketing and event management agency located in Birmingham, Alabama. Knight Eady believes in the power of sports and works with brands to implement innovative solutions to the challenges they face, leaving an impact that lasts beyond the moment. This is accomplished by delivering quality, consistent, cost-efficient and creative services while applying ethical principles that radically exceed expectations. For more information on Knight Eady, please visit knighteady.com.