Professional Golf Returns To Ft Smith All Pro Tour Partners With United Way of Fort Smith Area

Dallas, TX., – Oct. 2, 2019 – The All Pro Tour and the United Way of Fort Smith Area have announced a two-year partnership that will bring professional golf back to Ft Smith Arkansas. The United Way Charity Golf Classic presented by Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland will feature 132 of the best PGA hopefuls competing on Hardscrabble CC, one of Arkansas’ top-rated golf courses.

“We are excited to bring pro golf back to the Ft Smith area. Hardscrabble CC is a great test of golf and a perfect setting for this event. Ft Smith has a great legacy of hosting professional golf events and we are certain this will be one of the best events on our 2020 schedule,” says Gary DeSerrano, President of All Pro Tour. “

The inaugural United Way Charity Golf Classic presented by Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland will be held May 4th – 9th, 2020 at Hardscrabble. The week will include a pro-am event, clinics, parties and a 72-hole championship finishing on Saturday, May 9th. The tournament purse is expected to be $130,000 with the tournament champion taking home $30,000.

“United Way of Fort Smith Area is very excited to partner with All Pro Tour, Hardscrabble Country Club, and Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland to bring professional golf back to our region. The tournament will be a great economic boost for our local community and businesses while directly benefitting our 32 Partner Agencies and United Way Initiatives. We are looking forward to a week of excellent professional golf with over 132 PGA hopefuls and exciting community activities. In addition, we greatly appreciate Arvest Bank and ORR Automotive Group for their early commitments to ensure the success of the tournament. Most importantly, 100% of the sponsorships and proceeds beyond this point will go directly to impact our work in the community”, says Eddie Lee Herndon, President/CEO, United Way of Fort Smith Area.

A number of volunteers will be needed to run the tournament. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 479-782-1311.

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