ORLANDO, Fla. (January 11, 2022) – The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard Monday Pro-Am, Champions for Arnold’s Kids, to be held Feb. 28, 2022, will directly impact pediatric oncology research at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Truist will serve as an associate partner of the Pro-Am, which officially kicks off the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.
The pro-am will be a shotgun start and each team will consist of four amateurs and one PGA TOUR professional. Those amateurs who play will receive an invitation to the Pro-Am Gala on Tuesday, March 1, along with tickets to the tournament, preferred parking and additional tournament tickets for friends or family.
Truist is a longtime partner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational having connected with the tournament in 1982. Truist has been a part of the Pro-Am for many years, also adding hospitality to their tournament involvement. Truist’s partnership with the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation and the Arnold Palmer Invitational is centered on community impact and giving back to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer.
“Truist has been a valued partner for many years and we appreciate the ways they will continue to help us make an impact on our community,” said Amy Palmer Saunders, Chairwoman Emeritus of the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation. “Their increased presence in our Monday Pro Am will further advance the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation’s children’s healthcare pillar and its support of the Haley Center and pediatric oncology research at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer.”
“We are thrilled to partner once again with the Arnold Palmer Invitational to support Champions for Arnold’s Kids,” said Sandy Hostetter, regional president at Truist. “Helping raise awareness and funding pediatric oncology research at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer through this exciting tournament brings so much to our community and is one way we are fulfilling our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities.”
“We are grateful for this opportunity to continue the legacy of Arnold and Winnie Palmer and their foundation. The support of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard has furthered our mission of providing the best possible care for kids,” said Cary D’Ortona, president at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer. “Because of their continued support, we are able to better offer children leading-edge treatments with renewed hope and better outcomes.”
Bryson DeChambeau will defend his title and compete for a share of the $12M purse, and will be joined by some of the game’s greatest players, who will be announced closer to the tournament.
Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities. Formed by the historic merger of equals of BB&T and SunTrust, Truist has leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending; and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is a top 10 U.S. commercial bank with total assets of $530 billion as of September 30, 2021. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.
About Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is a 156-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer provides expertise in pediatric specialties such as cardiac care, craniomaxillofacial surgery, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. The Bert Martin’s Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer is part of the only Level One Trauma Center in the area, and is the first facility in Central Florida to provide emergency care exclusively for pediatric patients. Visit www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com to learn more about all of our specialties.
About the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation
The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation champions its namesakes’ legacy through grantmaking and initiatives that support children’s health, youth character development and nature-focused wellness. Learn more at PalmerFoundation.org.
About the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, March 3-6, 2022, is Central Florida’s signature sporting event and a highlight of the PGA TOUR, attracting the greatest names in golf. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation, which supports efforts on behalf of children’s health, character development and nature-focused wellness.