NEW ORLEANS, LA (April 26, 2018)—Fidelity Bank, which has provided financial services to the New Orleans area for nearly 110 years, has teamed with the Zurich Classic to become the title sponsor of the popular Champions Club and official bank, announced Steve Worthy, CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, producer of the tournament.
The Fidelity Bank Champions Club features signature dishes from seven of the best restaurants in New Orleans: Arnaud’s, Drago’s, Nola, Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steakhouse, Jamba Juice, Mr. B’s Bistro, PJ’s Coffee, Ruffino’s and Tableau by Dickie Brennan.
“We are proud to associate with a heritage name like Fidelity Bank in our Champions Club,” said Worthy. “Fidelity is an honored institution in New Orleans and their strong support will help us significantly in generating funds for children’s charities,” Worthy added.
“Fidelity Bank is celebrating our 110th year and our mission is ‘Here for Good.’ We believe our partnership with Fore!Kids Foundation and the Zurich Classic helps to strengthen our mission and allows us to support many nonprofits that align with our values including the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation,” said Chris Ferris, President and CEO Fidelity Bank. “The significant economic impact the Zurich Classic has had on our city since 2005 has been tremendous and we are glad we can be a part of that continued support to our community,” Ferris added.
The Zurich Classic is the only team tournament on the PGA TOUR season. This year’s 72-hole stroke team play format will feature Four-Ball (best ball) during the first and third rounds and Foursomes (alternate shot) during the second and fourth rounds. The starting field will consist of 80 teams. Following the conclusion of the second round, the field will be cut to the low 35 teams and ties. In case of a tie after 72 holes, there will be a sudden-death playoff using Foursomes (alternate shot) for the first extra hole and Four-ball (best ball) for the second extra hole and alternate each hole thereafter.
About Fidelity Bank:
Founded in 1908, Fidelity Bank mission is HERE FOR GOOD. Fidelity Bank is an $800 million dollar in assets mutual financial institution chartered by the state of Louisiana with 18 branches throughout Southeast Louisiana. Fidelity Bank provides a full array of banking and mortgage services, with high integrity and personalized service to communities throughout Southeast Louisiana. For more information, please visitwww.bankwithfidelity.com.
About Fore!Kids Foundation:
Since 1958, the Fore!Kids Foundation has raised money to fund children's service organizations through golf events like the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Taste of the Tournament gala and several charitable golf tournaments. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, Fore!Kids has helped to raise more than $34 million to date for children’s charities in metro New Orleans and Baton Rouge. More information at www.forekidsfoundation.com.
About the Zurich Classic of New Orleans:
Televised in more than 224 countries and territories, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans generates a significant economic impact on the city of New Orleans and the entire state of Louisiana. Independent research has shown that the tournament generates spending of more than $40 million within the local economy and garners $33 million in positive national and international media exposure for both the city and state throughout the year beyond the four days of competition.
The tournament will be played April 23-29, 2018 at TPC Louisiana in Avondale. The purse for 2018 totals $7.2 million, with each member of the winning team earning $1,036,800.
Single-day grounds tickets are only $35 and weekly passes are $85. Single day tickets for the two most popular hospitality venues on the PGA TOUR start at $85 for Acme Oyster House and $185 for The Champions Club. Other choices of a suite and specialty venue options are available by calling the Tournament Office at 504-342-3000 or online at www.zurichgolfclassic.com.