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Mitsubishi Electric Classic Releases Details of Event

6 May, 2021


Krause Auto Group will serve as the 2021 Official Sponsor for the Volunteer Program when Georgia’s premier PGA TOUR Champions event returns May 10-16. The collection of family-owned dealerships across Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina will also act as the Official Automotive Group of this year’s tournament. 

As the Mitsubishi Electric Classic’s volunteer program sponsor, Krause Auto Group will support a dedicated group of volunteers who perform a variety of vital functions across the tournament, including greeting spectators, providing gallery control on-course, relaying statistical information to the Golf Channel, assisting tournament staff and media officials and updating the main leaderboard on the 18th green, throughout the week.  

“Volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of the tournament, and we’re proud to sponsor the Mitsubishi Electric Classic in this capacity,” says Shane Taylor, director of operations at Krause Auto Group, Atlanta. “We believe surrounding ourselves with loyal and dedicated team members and a family mentality is the foundation of our success, and we know the Mitsubishi Electric Classic and its volunteers share those same values.” 

“We’re excited to welcome Krause Auto Group as the Official Sponsor for the Volunteer Program of this year’s tournament,” says Monte Ortel, executive director of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. “Volunteering for the Mitsubishi Electric Classic is not only one of the most unique experiences in golf, but in sports as a whole. Our volunteers help produce an internationally televised event by assisting with many critical behind-the-scenes functions. Their dedication is what allows us to make a tremendous impact on the local community.” 

The Mitsubishi Electric Classic is much more than a golf tournament - it is very much focused on charitable contributions to the community. Since its first iteration in 2013, the annual tournament has raised over $2.5 million dollars for local charities, including primary beneficiaries, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

To volunteer for the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, please visit: mitsubishielectricclassic.com/volunteer.

For more information about the tournament, visit: mitsubishielectricclassic.com.

About Krause Auto Group

Founded in 1991, Krause Auto Group is a collection of 11 family-owned auto dealerships across Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Krause Auto Group is made up of 900 employees and believes in promoting from within whenever possible. Krause Auto Group has received numerous awards including a ranking on the 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best Places to Work” and Gwinnett Magazine’s “Best Place to Buy a Car” as well as “Best Auto Mechanic.” Giving back is at the heart of Krause Auto Group and they do so through sponsoring youth sports teams, fundraising for local charities, and partnering with community events. To learn more about Krause Auto Group, click HERE.

About Mitsubishi Electric Classic

The Mitsubishi Electric Classic returns to the metro Atlanta area May 10 – 16, 2021 and has previously featured legends of the game such as Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Bernhard Langer, John Daly, Vijay Singh and David Toms. The Mitsubishi Electric Classic proudly stands as a premier golf tournament on the PGA TOUR Champions, but this event is much more than a golf tournament.? The event, which will benefit local charities through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation Inc., has raised over $2.5 million since the first tournament in 2013.? All three rounds of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic are televised internationally by the Golf Channel. Follow the Mitsubishi Electric Classic online at mitsubishielectricclassic.com, on facebook.com/mitsubishielectricclassic, on Twitter @MEClassicGolf and on Instagram @mitsubishielectricclassic.

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission 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 and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, atfacebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions. 

All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Tournament programming is available via 25+ TV linear partners in 145+ countries and territories, with 25 channels carrying long-form and/or highlights coverage, and 200+ hours of live coverage distributed in 135+ countries and territories. Programming is also available via the OTT platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR in every market outside of the United States, excluding China and Korea, with live coverage distributed in 130+ countries and territories.

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