Greater Gwinnett Championship Welcomes Coca-Cola as the Official Soft Drink, Water and Sports Drink Provider | Sports Destination Management

Greater Gwinnett Championship Welcomes Coca-Cola as the Official Soft Drink, Water and Sports Drink Provider

Apr 14, 2013

The Greater Gwinnett Championship Presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour, today announced Coca-Cola as the Official Soft Drink, Water and Sports Drink Provider of the golf tournament for the next four years. 

“Coca-Cola’s support contributes greatly to our much-anticipated event this week and for the following three years,” said Stan Hall, Executive Director of the Greater Gwinnett Championship. 

The Greater Gwinnett Championship attracts some of the most recognizable names in golf, including World Golf Hall of Fame members Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Curtis Strange, Ben Crenshaw, Sandy Lyle and Larry Nelson. Other notable Champions Tour professionals playing in the event include Rocco Mediate, Kenny Perry, Mark Calcavecchia, Corey Pavin, John Cook, Fred Funk, Scott Simpson, Bob Tway and Hal Sutton.

“Coca-Cola has a long history of partnering with attractions, sites and events in our hometown,” said Pam Stewart, Region Sales Vice President, Foodservice On-Premise at Coca-Cola Refreshments. “We welcome the Greater Gwinnett Championship to the Coca-Cola family and look forward to refreshing fans and their families as they enjoy the outdoors together at the tournament.”

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About the Greater Gwinnett Championship: The Greater Gwinnett Championship presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating is an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament will feature 81 Champions Tour professionals competing for a $1.8 million purse this April 15-21, 2013 at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA. All three official rounds will be nationally televised on the Golf Channel. With an overall focus of first year giving on healthcare and education, the local charities and non-profit organizations supported through the Championship are Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, Gwinnett Technical College, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Gwinnett College, and Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation. For more information about the event, please visit or call (770) 232-7872.

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, 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, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Follow the Champions Tour at Tour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.

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