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Free Admission to Military Families at the Regions Tradition

24 May, 2013


Boyd Brothers Transportation Hosts Military Appreciation Days

Boyd Brothers Transportation and the Regions Tradition will honor the men and women serving the United States Armed Forces by hosting Military Appreciation Days at the Regions Tradition both Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th.

All active and retired military, along with their families, will receive complimentary grounds admission to the major championship by showing a valid military I.D. at the admission gate.  In addition to free admission for military families on Thursday and Friday, all children 18 and under are admitted free to the Regions Tradition every day of the tournament, June 5th – 9th, at Shoal Creek.

Some of the Champions Tour stars scheduled to compete for the coveted title of major champion are Rocco Mediate, Steve Elkington, Bernhard Langer, Nick Price, defending champion Tom Lehman and many more.

 “Boyd Brothers Transportation, Inc. greatly appreciates the service of our men and women in the armed forces,” stated Chris Cooper, chief operating officer of Boyd Brothers Transportation.  “From our team at Boyd Brothers, thank you for defending and protecting our freedom.”

 “We are thankful that Boyd Brothers Transportation is making it possible for all active and retired military and their families to enjoy this great community event for free,” stated John Marovich, tournament director of the Regions Tradition.  “We want to thank the brave men and women of our armed forces for serving and protecting our great country, and the Regions Tradition is honored to host their families for a fun weekend at Shoal Creek.”

The Regions Tradition kicks off on Wednesday, June 5th, with the celebrity pro-am and the four rounds of championship play will take place Thursday, June 6th, through Sunday, June 9th. Tickets for the Regions Tradition are only $20 and can be purchased at www.regionstradition.com.

About The Champions Tour: Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 30 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. Points earned in 26 official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2013 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player.

The Champions Tour's primary purpose 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 2012, tournaments on all five Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, PGA TOUR Canada) generated more than $130 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.85 billion. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Follow the Champions Tour at Facebook.com/Champions Tour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.

About Regions Financial Corporation: Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $120 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services.  Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,700 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.

About Shoal Creek: Shoal Creek is a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, which was established in 1977. It is located in Shelby County, some 15 miles from downtown Birmingham, Ala. Shoal Creek has hosted the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championships, the 1986 United States Amateur Championship, along with the 2011 and 2012 Regions Tradition.

About Boyd Brothers Transportation, Inc.: In 1956, Dempsey Boyd and his brothers founded Boyd Bros. Transportation with a vision of making it the best in the business and the promise to do what it takes to make that dream come true.  Now, over a half a century later, it's clear that we've turned our pledge and plans into reality. Boyd Bros. has grown to become one of the nation's largest trucking companies, leading the flatbed segment, and specializing in time-sensitive transportation of iron and steel products, lumber, roofing, and other valuable building commodities.  Whether it's a logistics challenge, or freight that requires a little extra hand-holding, Boyd Bros. is dedicated to making things happen for customers on-time, accident-free, and as efficiently as possible.

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