ORLANDO, Fla. (December 6, 2012) – The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, one of very few "invite only" tournaments on the PGA TOUR, is proud to partner with Publix Super Markets in Central Florida to make tickets available for purchase to Publix customers. Tickets for the 34th annual tournament March 19-25, 2012 at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando will be available at 95 Publix locations in Central Florida from now through tournament week.
"We are extremely proud to partner with Publix this year as a new outlet for our fans to purchase tournament tickets and by doing so raise money for our hospitals." said Tournament Director Scott Wellington.
"Our alignment with this amazing and important tournament along with such reputable partners will raise pertinent dollars that will assist the children and families of Arnold Palmer Hospital. We too are proud of this partnership and look forward to a long-lasting relationship," said Dwaine Stevens, Publix spokesperson.
Tickets available at Publix Super Markets include all Any One Day tickets ($45), Youth Tickets ($15) and Weekly Grounds badges ($100). For each ticket sold at Publix, $2 will go directly to the Alexander Center for Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. Additional tickets, such as the week long Bay Hill badge ($300) and the Palmer Pavilion badge ($200) 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 this offer 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 the 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.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 151,000 employees, with 2010 sales of $25.1 billion. Currently Publix has 1,046 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE'S "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" for 14 consecutive years. In addition, Publix's dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company's website, www.publix.com.