Dell, PGA TOUR Name Five Charities as Austin-Area Beneficiaries for World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play

ROUND ROCK, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dell and the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play today announced
that Austin-based charities Austin
Parks Foundation
, Boys & Girls
Clubs of the Austin Area
, The
First Tee of Greater Austin
, Helping
Hand Home for Children
and Keep
Austin Beautiful
will be the local charity beneficiaries from the
tournament’s overall charitable contributions to be distributed
following the 2016 event. The world’s best golfers will be on display at
Austin Country Club for the Dell Match Play on March 23-27, 2016.

Dell is dedicated to using the charitable proceeds from the tournament
to encourage improved health, wellness, resiliency and academic
achievement that will have a measurable and lasting impact on the
community’s youth.

“Dell believes that technology has always been about enabling human
potential—enabling people to grow and thrive,” said Trisa Thompson, vice
president of Corporate Responsibility, Dell. “Developing that potential
in future generations is why we believe in and support Youth Learning as
the core of our corporate giving strategy.

“By bringing the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play to Austin, we
will build on the strength of Dell’s Youth Learning Initiative to expand
access to outdoor activities that support youth development and
education in underserved communities. Research shows that kids who are
active are healthier and do better in school.”

The Dell Match Play is one in a series of four World Golf Championships
events held each season on the PGA TOUR. Since 1999, these four events
have combined to generate more than $50 million in charity. In addition
to supporting The First Tee on a national level, the Dell Match Play
will generate funds for the named Austin charities.

“The Austin area has shown great support for the World Golf
Championships-Dell Match Play from day one,” said Tournament Director
Jordan Uppleger. “We are thrilled to have such wonderful community
organizations to partner with as we approach the tournament. Making a
positive impact in communities where PGA TOUR tournaments are held and
players live has always been an essential element of the TOUR’s
charitable mission.”

Austin Charitable Beneficiaries

Austin Parks Foundation
Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is dedicated to improving the
quality of life for the people of Austin and Travis County by
strengthening the region’s parks system, which spans more than 29,000
acres. A non-profit established in 1992, APF fills the city’s funding
and resource gap needed to develop, maintain and enhance the area’s 300+
parks, trails and green spaces. APF fosters innovative public/private
partnerships and since 2006, has given over 145 grants totaling more
than $2 million in service to the greater Austin community. APF is known
for its annual flagship volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, and is a
presenting partner and beneficiary of the popular Austin City Limits
Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park. For more information, please

“We are thrilled to be among the charity partners for the World Golf
Championships-Dell Match Play tournament,” said Colin Wallis, executive
director of the Austin Parks Foundation. “For 24 years, we have worked
to ensure Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces are developed and
maintained to serve the needs of our community and that the needs of
parks and all park users are equitably met. The health benefits of
public parks are undeniable and we are excited to work in collaboration
with the tournament to invest in projects that will improve the quality
of life for young people in Travis County.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin
– The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area is
Austin’s leading youth development agency devoted to providing hope and
opportunity to all kids, especially those who need us most, between the
ages of 6 and 18. With 23 Clubs in Austin, the organization helps 12,000
kids each year (and over 1,700 each day) grow into healthy responsible,
caring young adults. With a high concentration of children from limited
economic resources, BGCAA is ideally positioned to assist youth in
improving their educational and social skills, physical health and
fitness and emotional well-being. For more information, please visit

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin is thrilled and excited to be part of the
World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play. For more than two decades,
Dell has partnered with us to provide life-changing services and
programs for kids from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in
Travis County,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area CEO, Mark
Kiester. “Thanks to Dell’s long-time support, together we are providing
kids with hope and opportunity for GREAT futures via evidence-based,
impactful and proven programs aimed at Healthy Lifestyles, Character and
Good Citizenship, and Academic Success. We look forward to working with
Dell and other tournament partners on this national, high profile event
showcasing America’s greatest communities.”

First Tee of Greater Austin
The First Tee of Greater
Austin (TFTGA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth development organization
dedicated to providing young people with educational programs to build
character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices
through the game of golf. Founded in 1999, the chapter has served
thousands of area youth through educational programs. Sports,
specifically the game of golf, provide a platform to encourage core
values and healthy choices. First Tee participants learn about Nine Core
Values (honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence,
responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment) and how to apply
them to life skills and transfer the positive values of golf to everyday
life. For more information, please visit

“Words cannot describe how excited we are at The First Tee of Greater
Austin to be a part of the 2016 World Golf Championships-Dell Match
Play,” said The First Tee of Greater Austin’s Executive Director,
Jennifer MacCurrach. “Being involved in this event will bring so many
new opportunities for our kids and programs. We greatly appreciate
Dell’s work in bringing attention to community initiatives like ours
that promote healthy habits, character education, and lifetime sports.”

Helping Hand Home for
Since 1893, Helping Hand Home has transformed
the lives of thousands of children by providing a nurturing and
therapeutic home for those who have suffered unimaginable abuse and
neglect. Its goal is to protect and restore the lives of victimized
children so that those without hope may reclaim their futures. Through
its Residential Treatment Center, onsite charter school and a growing
Foster and Adoption Program, Helping Hand Home for Children combines
loving care, professional treatment and innovative services that deliver
real results. For more information, please visit

“Helping Hand Home for Children is honored to be part of the World Golf
Championships-Dell Match Play tournament in Austin, Texas,” said Ted
Keyser, executive director at Helping Hand Home. “Support received from
this meaningful partnership will allow us to continue providing a safe
and nurturing home, individualized therapy, education and foster and
adoption services to severely abused and neglected children in Texas. We
are incredibly grateful for this opportunity to raise awareness around
our mission to protect and heal Austin’s most vulnerable children. It is
an honor for us to partner with Dell and its many employees who are
dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Central Texas children.”

Keep Austin Beautiful
Keep Austin Beautiful’s mission is to provide resources and
education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities. The
non-profit service organization’s programs beautify, clean and protect
the Austin environment through physical improvements to the local
environment, community resources, and hands-on education. More than
20,000 people volunteer their time each year, committing 60,000 hours to
cleaning and beautifying Austin, and environmental education is provided
to 11,000 youth annually through Keep Austin Beautiful programs and
events. For more information, please visit

“We treasure our long-term relationship with Dell and are thrilled to be
a part of the World Golf Championships–Dell Match Play coming to Austin
this year,” said Keep Austin Beautiful Executive Director, Rodney Ahart.
“Nurturing environmental consciousness among young people, especially in
underserved communities, is integral to our mission, and Dell’s support
has been critical to our work. We look forward to amplifying our efforts
thanks to Dell bringing this incredible tournament to our hometown.”

The top 64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking will come to
Austin in nearly two months as the best players from around the globe
square off in a rare match-play format. The Dell Match Play field
annually consists of the very best players from around the world from
all Tours. It is a given that fans attending the Dell Match Play will
see players like Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day,
Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia
and Adam Scott in the field.

Limited corporate hospitality packages are also available by calling the
tournament office at 512-949-5885.

About Dell

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services that give them the power to do more. For more information,

About the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play

In 2016, the Dell Match Play will be the third of four World Golf
Championships events sanctioned and organized by the International
Federation of PGA Tours on the PGA TOUR schedule. The other World Golf
Championships include the Cadillac Championship (Doral, Fla.), the
Bridgestone Invitational (Akron, Ohio) and the HSBC Champions (Shanghai,
China). The Dell Match Play is broadcast to more than 1 billion
households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. The
tournament has generated more than $15 million for charity since its
inception, part of the more than $50 million raised for global charities
since the advent of the World Golf Championships


Media Contacts:
David Frink, 512-728-2678
Chris Reimer, 904-806-6614
partner Contacts:

Austin Parks Foundation
Allison Watkins,
& Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Mark Kiester, 512-444-7199
First Tee of Greater Austin
Jennifer MacCurrach, 512-751-9351
Hand Home for Children
Julie Freeman, 512600-7891
Austin Beautiful
Monica Lopez Magee, 512-391-0619