NUEVA ORLEANS, LA (26 de abril de 2018) - Fidelity Bank, que ha brindado servicios financieros al área de Nueva Orleans durante casi 110 años, se ha asociado con el Zurich Classic para convertirse en el patrocinador principal del popular Champions Club y banco oficial, anunció Steve Worthy, director ejecutivo de Fore! Kids Foundation, productor del torneo.

El Fidelity Bank Champions Club ofrece platos exclusivos de siete de los mejores restaurantes de Nueva Orleans: Arnaud's, Drago's, Nola, Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steakhouse, Jamba Juice, Mr. B's Bistro, PJ's Coffee, Ruffino's y Tableau de Dickie Brennan.

"Estamos orgullosos de asociarnos con un nombre histórico como Fidelity Bank en nuestro Champions Club", dijo Worthy. “Fidelity es una institución honrada en Nueva Orleans y su fuerte apoyo nos ayudará significativamente a generar fondos para organizaciones benéficas para niños”, agregó Worthy.

“Fidelity Bank está celebrando nuestro 110 aniversario y nuestra misión es 'Aquí para siempre'. Creemos que nuestra asociación con Fore! Kids Foundation y Zurich Classic ayuda a fortalecer nuestra misión y nos permite apoyar a muchas organizaciones sin fines de lucro que se alinean con nuestros valores, incluida la Louisiana Hospitality Foundation ”, dijo Chris Ferris, presidente y director ejecutivo de Fidelity Bank. “ El impacto económico significativo que el Zurich Classic ha tenido en nuestra ciudad desde 2005 ha sido tremendo y estamos contentos de poder ser parte de ese apoyo continuo a nuestra comunidad”, agregó Ferris.

The Zurich Classic is the only team tournament on the PGA TOUR season.  This year’s 72-hole stroke team play format will feature Four-Ball (best ball) during the first and third rounds and Foursomes (alternate shot) during the second and fourth rounds. The starting field will consist of 80 teams. Following the conclusion of the second round, the field will be cut to the low 35 teams and ties. In case of a tie after 72 holes, there will be a sudden-death playoff using Foursomes (alternate shot) for the first extra hole and Four-ball (best ball) for the second extra hole and alternate each hole thereafter.

Acerca de Fidelity Bank:
Fundado en 1908, la misión de Fidelity Bank está AQUÍ PARA SIEMPRE. Fidelity Bank es una institución financiera mutua de activos de $ 800 millones de dólares autorizada por el estado de Louisiana con 18 sucursales en todo el sureste de Louisiana. Fidelity Bank ofrece una gama completa de servicios bancarios e hipotecarios, con alta integridad y servicio personalizado a las comunidades en todo el sureste de Louisiana. Para obtener más información, visite www.bankwithfidelity.com .

About Fore!Kids Foundation:
 
Since 1958, the Fore!Kids Foundation has raised money to fund children's service organizations through golf events like the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Taste of the Tournament gala and several charitable golf tournaments. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, Fore!Kids has helped to raise more than $34 million to date for children’s charities in metro New Orleans and Baton Rouge. More information at www.forekidsfoundation.com.

About the Zurich Classic of New Orleans:
Televised in more than 224 countries and territories, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans generates a significant economic impact on the city of New Orleans and the entire state of Louisiana. Independent research has shown that the tournament generates spending of more than $40 million within the local economy and garners $33 million in positive national and international media exposure for both the city and state throughout the year beyond the four days of competition.

The tournament will be played April 23-29, 2018 at TPC Louisiana in Avondale. The purse for 2018 totals $7.2 million, with each member of the winning team earning $1,036,800.

Single-day grounds tickets are only $35 and weekly passes are $85. Single day tickets for the two most popular hospitality venues on the PGA TOUR start at $85 for Acme Oyster House and $185 for The Champions Club.  Other choices of a suite and specialty venue options are available by calling the Tournament Office at 504-342-3000 or online at www.zurichgolfclassic.com.

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