For Immediate Release:
Thomas Long Corporate Communications
NEW ORLEANS, LA-In New Orleans, festivals celebrate everything from oysters to po-boys and playwrights to jazz, and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans PGA TOUR event is no different. The tournament offers fans not only great golf but also the festival culture that makes this region unique.
At this year's tournament, April 20-26, 2015, fans can dig into a plate of classic New Orleans cuisine from some of the best restaurants in the city while they watch some of the world's greatest golfers. Then, when the play is over on the weekends, the music begins at the Zatarain's 19th Hole to create the full festival atmosphere.
Dine on New Orleans finest cuisine at Capital One Bank Champion's Club
The Capital One Bank Champion's Club, located in an air-conditioned tent on the 18th Fairway, will feature a unique dining experience in partnership with the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation representing some of New Orleans most famous restaurants: Arnaud's, Bourbon House, Drago's, Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak, Mr. B's Bistro, Emeril's and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse with beverages provided by Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Jamba Juice and PJ's Coffee.
Capital One Champions Club tickets begin at $175 and include one signature dish from each restaurant plus unlimited beverages.
Chill out with the freshest oysters and finest seafood at Acme Oyster House
A panoramic view of world class golf, freshly shucked oysters and all of Acme Oyster House's finest seafood cuisine makes this venue one of the best on the PGA TOUR. Tickets starting at $85 per day give fans access to exclusive seating and umbrella tables overlooking holes 13, 14, & 17, as well as an air-conditioned tent to chill out while watching all the action.
19th Hole offers fans a festival of food and music
Everyone plays inside the Zatarain's 19th Hole with live music after weekend competition and delicious food sold all day long. Walk Ons Bistreaux-named #1 Sports Bar in America by ESPN-will offer many of the same items in the Zatarain's 19th Hole as they do in their popular locations across south Louisiana. The Zatarain's 19th Hole will also host free live concerts by Band Camp on Saturday after the last putt drops and The Bucktown Allstars on Sunday at the close of the tournament.
On-course fan concessions offer unique New Orleans flavors
To slake the thirst of walking the course, Louisiana's own PJ's Coffee baristas will be on site to serve coffee (hot and iced) as well as PJ's Iced Tea. As the official coffee of the 2015 Zurich Classic, PJ's will donate 100 percent of all sales from the tournament to the Fore!Kids Foundation.
Volunteers can get in on the fun, too
For just $50, each volunteer will receive a package that includes an official tournament golf shirt, choice of headwear, free weekly admission to the tournament, parking pass, a free weekly guest admission badge, a free round of golf at TPC Louisiana, and lunch provided by popular restaurants on volunteer work days. The total value of the package is more than $350. To sign up, call the tournament office at 504-342-3000 or go to www.zurichclassic.com.
Young fans can learn something new at the Chevron STEM Zone and Kids' Zone presented by Children's Hospital
Chevron's STEM Zone interactive tent for kids of all ages returns to the Zurich Classic this year. The Chevron STEM Zone will demonstrate the scientific fundamentals of golf and acquaint students with the important world of engineering. The tent also includes broadcasting elements of green screens and teleprompters, so kids can actually sit behind a news desk and go on camera.
The 2015 Zurich Classic will also see the premier of the Kids' Zone presented by Children's Hospital which will provide golf related activities for kids 17 years and younger, as well as the LCMC Junior Clinic on Tuesday, featuring one of the rising young stars on the LPGA, Lexi Thompson.
Zurich Classic is a free family affair for kids and active military
All youth under 17 and accompanied by an adult are admitted free to the Zurich Classic, as are all active military members. Military personnel only need to show their Department of Defense-issued military ID at the gate for free admission.
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 Golf Ball Gala and several charitable golf tournaments. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, Fore!Kids has helped to raise more than $28 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 20-26, 2015 at TPC Louisiana in Westwego. Purse for 2015 totals $6.9 million, with the winner taking home $1,242,000.
Single-day grounds tickets are only $25 each and weekly passes are $75, available by calling the Tournament Office at 504-342-3000 or online at www.zurichgolfclassic.com.