Daily tickets available for the first time and are now on sale for the 2019 event
AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 16. 2019) – Tournament officials announced recently in a ceremony at the First Tee of Greater Austin that the 2018 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship generated more than $1.1 million for five Austin-based organizations: Austin Parks Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, The First Tee of Greater Austin and national chapters, Helping Hand Home for Children, and Keep Austin Beautiful.
“This year’s charitable donation recipients are vital to making Austin a place where everyone can thrive, and it is truly an honor to help them accomplish their missions,” said Allison Dew, chief marketing officer, Dell Technologies. “The impact will be far-reaching, from building new play spaces and advancing STEM education, to expanding access to after-school programs and bringing new cultural experiences to children around the city. At Dell Technologies, we believe in driving human progress and this is exactly what Match Play enables.”
Officials also announced the continuation of ticket sales for the public to the 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play as defending champion Bubba Watson returns to Austin Country Club to defend his title on March 27-31, 2019.
For the first time in 2019, daily ground tickets ($120-150 plus fees and taxes) will be available to purchase for spectators for each day of the tournament. Weekly grounds tickets ($405 plus taxes and fees) will remain on sale, but with total onsite attendance again limited to 10,000 per day (Wednesday, March 27 – Sunday, March 31), daily and weekly grounds tickets are expected to sell out quickly for a fourth consecutive year.
“When our fans talk, we listen, and we heard the desire for a daily ticket offering and are excited about the opportunity to bring this benefit to them for the first time in 2019 while still providing a great price for our weekly ticket offering,” said Jordan Uppleger, executive director of the Dell Technologies Match Play. “The support from the Austin community over the last three years has been amazing, and we expect another quick sell out as we continue to expand our contributions to youth learning initiatives in the area through the proceeds from this tournament.”
Dell Technologies is dedicated to using the charitable proceeds from the Dell Technologies Match Play to encourage improved health, wellness, resiliency, and academic achievement that will have a measurable and lasting impact on Austin area youth. The Dell Technologies Match Play has contributed more than $3.2 million to charities in its first three years in Austin and has generated more than $18 million for charity since its inception (including past locations and title sponsors), part of the more than $60 million raised for global charities since the advent of the World Golf Championships series in 1999.
“Thanks so much to Dell Technologies and the PGA TOUR for bringing a world-class event to Austin that generates much-needed community benefits, such as key funding for local youth development activities,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler.
As a result of the contributions from the Dell Technologies Match Play, the five local charitable beneficiaries have achieved transformative results in the community, including:
- Austin Parks Foundation – Is building a brand new playscape next month at St. John Park, where there is currently an empty field, in addition to having constructed three new fitness stations along the ½ mile trail at Colony District Park.
- Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area — Provided the opportunity to give more than 200 Club members in the highest-need areas of Austin access to fun, safe and constructive afterschool activities and invested in a new state-of-the-art STEM learning center scheduled to open in early 2019 as part of BGCAA’s new Home Club.
- The First Tee of Greater Austin – Introduced 3,500 students to golf and life skills curriculum and have enrolled five local elementary schools in the First Tee’s National School Program to reach an additional 2,900 students during regular physical education classes. Funds have also assisted with much needed improvements to the Harvey Penick Golf Campus, which serves as the primary classroom for year-round after school and camp programs.
- Helping Hand Home for Children – Provided 400 additional enrichment activities for children in residential treatment, including field trips and special outings, and added a physical education coach during Summer Camp. Additionally, facilitated adoptions have increased 46 percent over the past year, thanks in part to tournament funding which has supported additional services for foster and adoptive families.
- Keep Austin Beautiful – Helped coordinate more than 1,000 cleanup and beautification projects annually. Specifically, at LBJ High School, tournament proceeds are funding Green Teens, volunteers, students, teachers, administrators and neighbors to use native landscaping to create new open spaces and outdoor recreation areas on campus.