May 23, 2012
Bridgestone Golf Partners with National Kidney Foundation to Support NKF Cadillac
Bridgestone Golf Becomes Official Golf Ball of 2012 National Kidney Foundation Cadillac
COVINGTON, GEORGIA — Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter
in golf, announced today that it has become the official golf ball of the 2012 National
Kidney Foundation Cadillac Golf Classic. As part of the agreement, Bridgestone will
provide the series of 35 local events and the culminating National Finals event
at Pebble Beach with more than $50,000 worth of its popular
TOUR B330 family of golf balls.
The National Kidney Foundation Cadillac Golf Classic is widely recognized as the
Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity, with over 4,000 golfers expected to compete
at local qualifiers across 35 markets throughout the United States in 2012, raising
nearly $4 million for the NKF.
"Kidney disease affects 26 million Americans so we are happy to do our part in helping
to raise awareness and funds for this important cause," said Dan Murphy, Vice President
of Marketing - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "The National Kidney Foundation Cadillac Golf
Classic is a first class event and we are proud to provide golf balls for all competitors
for the 2012 series."
For more information or to sign up to play in a National Kidney Foundation Cadillac
Golf Classic event visit www.kidney.org.
For more information on Bridgestone Golf's charitable giving and its entire range
of 2012 products visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.
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Bridgestone Golf, Inc., based in Covington, GA, manufactures and markets premium
golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brand names.
Bridgestone is represented on a world stage by a number of internationally famed
Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Davis Love III,
Nick Price, Brandt Snedeker, Karrie Webb and Paula Creamer.
Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd.,
whose headquarters are in Tokyo. For more information visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.
Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is proud to be the #1 Ball Fitter in Golf as the industry
leader in live launch monitor fittings. Bridgestone provides three ways for golfers
to find the ball that best fits their game: live fittings through the
Bridgestone Ball Fitting Challenge, live online
chats with ball fitting
experts through its B-FIT service, and an easily accessible
Online Ball Selection Guide. For more
information on ball fitting, including a complete schedule of Ball Fitting Challenge
events, visit www.bridgestonegolf.com.
The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing and treating kidney disease,
improving the health and well-being of patients and families affected by the disease
and increasing availability of organs for transplantation. Visit
kidney.org for more information.
The NKF Cadillac Golf Classic is a scramble style golf event, where each four-person
team must have a combined USGA Handicap Index of 42.0 or more and only one player
may have a Handicap Index of 8.0 or less, providing for a competitive, yet social
day of golf, whether you are a new golfer or an experienced low-handicapper. The
top-3 finishing teams in each local event are invited to compete in the NKF Cadillac
Golf Classic National Finals at the Pebble Beach Resorts, January 18-20, 2013, where
teams play a 54-hole tournament on the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Del Monte Golf Course
and the Links at Spanish Bay - the only event of its kind where you can play locally
and move on to compete for a national title at the Pebble Beach Resorts. Since 1987,
more than 280,000 golfers have teed off to help fight kidney disease, raising more
than $80 million for the cause at the National Kidney Foundation Cadillac Golf Classic