WHO: Tucson Conquistadores
WHAT: Special Olympics Golf Tournament
WHERE: The First Tee of Tucson- Trini-Alvarez El Rio Golf Course, 1400 W. Speedway Blvd.
WHEN: Mon. February 20, 10 a.m. – Noon
Local PGA professionals and special athletes kick-off tournament week with a pro-am event at The First Tee of Tucson.
The putting clinic will engage 135 Special Olympians; the four-hole tournament pairs 13 Special Olympians with local professionals. The event concludes with an 11:30 lunch in the clubhouse, hosted by Lucky Wishbone.
This long-time tradition, initiated by Bucky Lovejoy and Budd Corr of the Tucson Conquistadores, began about 30 years ago at the Joe Garagiola Tucson Open at Randolph Golf Course. Lovejoy and Corr continue to organize and operate the event.
Special Olympics Pima County offers 30 sports programs to more than 1,800 children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Tucson Conquistadores allocates funding for this nonprofit organization from the proceeds of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
The Tucson Conquistadores is a nonprofit, civic group established in 1962. For more information, visit www.tucsonconquistatores.com, or call (520) 571-0400.
For more information on Special Olympics Pima County, contact Miguel Quezada, Coronado Area Development Manager, (520) 262-5464 or visit www.SpecialOlympicsArizona.org.