Xerox Classic Golf Tournament Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center

July 17, 2006

The PGA pros of tomorrow will compete at the Xerox Classic Aug. 10-13.

Up-and-coming PGA pros on the Nationwide Tour will swing into Rochester for the 2006 Xerox Classic Aug. 10-13, and help support cancer research and care at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. 

Free tickets for the second annual event, to be held at Irondequoit Country Club, are available at all ESL Federal Credit Union branches through Aug. 5.

The Xerox Classic drew nearly 30,000 spectators last year and raised thousands for local charities, including the Wilmot Cancer Center, YMCA of Greater Rochester, and the educational programs for the Rochester Broadway Theater League.

The Xerox Classic activities begin with practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7-8, and then a pro-am tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 9.  Tournament play will be from Aug. 10-13, televised live on The Golf Channel.

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks will serve as the new tournament co-chair, alongside R. Wayne LeChase, CEO of LeChase Construction, and former PGA tour pro Terry Diehl.

“The primary goal of the Xerox Classic is to provide an event the entire family can enjoy while supporting three of our local charities,” said Don Jeffries, Xerox Classic tournament director.  “We hope to add to the success of last year’s event, which garnered more than 100 corporate and individual sponsors, along with the spectators and 650 volunteers.”

For sponsorship and volunteer information, contact the tournament office at (585) 325-7760 ext. 3226 or go to www.rbtl.org/nt.

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