ORLANDO, FL. - Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, one of very few "invite only" tournaments on the PGA TOUR, has made it even easier to help children in need of care at Arnold Palmer Medical Center. For every new fan who 'likes' the tournament Facebook page (facebook.com/arnoldpalmerinvitational) from now through March 25, 2012, MasterCard will generously donate $10, up to $200,000 to help children being cared for at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies.
"The tournament is pleased to have another opportunity to help the kids that the hospitals serve," said Scott Welllington, Tournament Director. "Facebook is a terrific way to keep our fans informed and now it allows fans to make a difference in the lives of kids at Arnold Palmer Medical Center - the Hospital that Golf Built."
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, collectively known as Arnold Palmer Medical Center, received the PGA TOUR Charity of the Year Award in 2009. Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been ranked 30th for heart and heart surgery and 28th for orthopedics in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals.
"As a long standing sponsor of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, we are honored to be able to help drive awareness and support for these tremendous hospitals that are bringing much-needed medical care to thousands of children," said Chris McWilton, President, U.S. Markets, MasterCard Worldwide.
To be connected to the hospital that golf built, simply log on to www.facebook.com/arnoldpalmerinvitational and 'like' the official tournament page. For every new fan who 'likes' the Facebook page, $10 will be donated by MasterCard Worldwide to Arnold Palmer Medical Center, up to $200,000. Tickets to the 34th Annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard can be purchased online at ArnoldPalmerInvitational.com, by phone at 866-764-4843 or 407-876- 7774, or in person at the Ticket Office at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Visit ArnoldPalmerInvitational.com for additional information on tickets and the 2012 tournament.
About the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard
The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard will hold its 34th annual tournament March 19-25, 2012. The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard is one of Central Florida's signature events, a premier sporting event and a highlight of the PGA TOUR, attracting some of the greatest talent in golf. The entire event is overseen and directed by one of the game's all-time greats — Arnold Palmer. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Arnold Palmer Medical Center, including Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
About Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 158-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. Located in Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital provides expertise in pediatric specialties such as cardiac care, craniomaxillofacial surgery, emergency and trauma care, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. Visit www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com to learn more about all of our specialties.
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