Mentor Cup to Host a Qualifier for the Liberty Mututal Insurance Invitational
18 Apr, 2019
Building on the success of its inaugural event, the Mentor Cup, which benefits the Gene’s Dream Foundation, has secured its first national sponsor, Liberty Mutual Insurance. As part of the agreement, the Mentor Cup presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance will be part of golf’s largest philanthropic event.
The Mentor Cup has been selected to host a qualifier for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational, the No. 1 charity event in golf. The nationwide series of tournaments raised $9 million for charity in 2017 and will be a springboard for the Mentor Cup, which held its first tournament on October 27, part a two-day event that featured a live performance by David Feherty.
The winner of the 2019 Mentor Cup will be invited to play in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational National Finals at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.
“We are thrilled to be working with Liberty Mutual Insurance and its support is validation of the hard work our team put in to make this event a reality,” said Kelly Tilghman, the driving force behind the creation of the Mentor Cup and the Gene’s Dream Foundation. “Our first Mentor Cup was a tremendous success, and joining the Liberty Mutual Insurance family will provide us even more momentum as we begin work on the 2019 event.”
Tilghman founded the Mentor Cup and Gene’s Dream Foundation to honor the late Gene Weldon, a PGA pro who helped mentor countless kids during his nearly 50-year career along the Grand Strand.
The primary goal of the Gene’s Dream Foundation is to help improve the lives of children through golf. The foundation’s president, Wil Weldon, who is Gene’s son, has worked tirelessly to ensure the organization’s success in reaching children throughout the Grand Strand.
About Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational: Liberty Mutual Insurance has always strived to support local communities and be a champion for those in need. As part of these efforts, the company sponsors the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational™, The #1 Charity Event in Golf™. Each year, thousands of golfers participate for a chance to win great prizes and to help make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Over the last eight years, the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational has $55 million for charity. For more information, go www.LibertyMutualInvitational.com.