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Pacific Links Championship is Calling All Volunteers
Victoria, B.C. (June 13, 2016) - Pacific Links International announced today that it is now accepting volunteer submissions for the 2016 Pacific Links Championship. With less than four months remaining until the event we encourage golf enthusiast to be a part of the action by becoming a volunteer.

Pacific Links Championship is Calling All Volunteers

Victoria, B.C. (June 13, 2016) - Pacific Links International announced today that it is now accepting volunteer submissions for the 2016 Pacific Links Championship. With less than four months remaining until the event we encourage golf enthusiast to be a part of the action by becoming a volunteer.

During the coming weeks, you will be hearing a great deal about the – 2016 PGA TOUR Champions event sponsored by Pacific Links International to be held at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, British Columbia September 19-25th, with a field of 81 players, and the purse of $2.5 million.

The Pacific Links Championship relies on the support and loyalty of volunteers to deliver a world-class event. Volunteers are required in a variety of committees, assignments and positions, each one crucial to making the Championship run as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.

“We are thrilled by the strong response we have received since announcing the event early in May,” said Pacific Links Chief Operating Officer Charles Lorimer. “This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for many people in the community to get involved with an event of this magnitude and together making the tournament an unconditional success.”

Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age to be considered for a volunteer position at the tournament. Each volunteer must commit for a minimum of 3 days during Championship Week and shift lengths vary (at least 6 hours per shift) between committees. All volunteers are required to purchase the Volunteer Package for $49, which covers a portion of the cost of the uniforms and enables the tournament to contribute to local charities in the community. The volunteer package includes:

  • Volunteer Credential allowing access to the Championship Grounds from Wednesday thru Sunday

  • Two (2) transferable Good-Any-One-Day Tickets to the Pacific Links Championship allowing access to the Grounds on any one day

  • Official Pacific Links Championship Volunteer Golf Shirt of high quality

  • Official Pacific Links Championship outerwear piece of high quality

  • Official Pacific Links Championship golf cap or visor

  • Souvenir program

  • Complimentary parking

  • Continental breakfast and lunch provided, on a voucher system, on days volunteered

  • Invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party hosted after the conclusion of play on Sunday

The Pacific Links Championship team of volunteers consist of avid golfers, fans of the game and people looking for a fun and exciting experience. To register as a volunteer simply visit the tournament website at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com and click the REGISTER HERE button to the left of the screen. Committee placements are made on a first come first serve basis and Committee Directors will contact each volunteer and confirm which committee they have been placed in to.

For more information on the Pacific Links Championship or PGA TOUR Champions, please visit www.PGATOUR.com/Champions or www.pacificlinkschampionship.com

About The Pacific Links Championship
The Pacific Links Championship is an official event on PGA Champions TOUR featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria, British Columbia, from September 19-25, 2016. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world.. For more information on the Pacific Links Championship or PGA TOUR Champions, please visit www.PGATOUR.com/Champions or www.pacificlinkschampionship.com.

About Pacific Links International
Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 500 properties located in 20+ countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com.

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort
Located on southern Vancouver Island - a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa offers two outstanding courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and hiking trails, Bear Mountain is one of the few golf courses in North America that offers an authentic natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and construction recently commenced on Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC. The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. http://bearmountain.ca/

About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golfers age 50 and older, with the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game - including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame, which compete regularly in its events. PGA TOUR Champions is where Legends play, and is home to The Ultimate Clubhouse. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The primary purpose of PGA TOUR Champions is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2016, the newly-introduced Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs will identify and recognize the Tour’s leading player via a season-long race for the Charles Schwab Cup. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Greg McLaughlin is President of PGA TOUR Champions. The PGA TOUR’s website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.

Contact
David Skitt
Tournament Director
skitty@sportboxgroup.com


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