Farmingdale, NY - September 2, 2016 - PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge winner Robert Dow of Miller Place, NY was presented a $10,000 check to the First Tee of Metropolitan New York, on behalf of Astellas Pharma US, Inc. The donation honors Dow for winning the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge at The Barclays golf tournament recently held at Bethpage State Park (Black course), in Farmingdale, NY.
The PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge raises funds for charity while recognizing the talent, passion and commitment of the more than 100,000 annual PGA TOUR tournament volunteers nationwide who dedicate extensive time to helping tournaments raise funds for local charities. Dow served as a course marshal at The Barclays in his first year volunteering at a professional golf event, where he provided gallery control, assisted in player movement, helped to locate errant golf shots, and helped spectators.
The PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge takes place at 16 tournaments during the 2016 PGA TOUR season and builds upon nearly $1 million provided by sponsor Astellas for tournament charities in conjunction with the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge since its inception in 2015.