H.Res. 165: Supporting the goals of Golf Day in America and congratulating the communities of Pittsford and Rochester, New York, ...

...which are hosting the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Professional Golf Association Championships in 2013.

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Apr 16, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 165

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 16, 2013

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

RESOLUTION

Supporting the goals of Golf Day in America and congratulating the communities of Pittsford and Rochester, New York, which are hosting the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Professional Golf Association Championships in 2013.

Whereas April 16, 2013, is celebrated as Golf Day in America;

Whereas New York State continues to grow every year as a premier destination for golfers from across the world seeking the chance to play some of its challenging golf courses;

Whereas the Rochester area in New York State will host two of the biggest championships in men’s and women’s professional golf during the summer of 2013;

Whereas Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York, will host the Wegmans Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Championship June 3–9, 2013;

Whereas Locust Hill Country Club has played host to the LPGA Championship for over 35 years, beginning in 1977;

Whereas the LPGA will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the Wegmans LPGA Championship to benefit the United Way’s Graduation is the Goal program which aids evidence-based programs that show promise in delivering on the Graduation is the Goal mission;

Whereas the LPGA has distributed proceeds from the tournament to over 15 local United Way agencies, including the Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, Girl Scouts of Western New York, Family Resource Centers of Crestwood Children’s Center, Urban League, YMCA, and Boys and Girls Club;

Whereas Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, will host the 95th Professional Golf Association (PGA) Championship August 8–11, 2013;

Whereas Oak Hill Country Club has earned a reputation as one of the elite golf courses in New York State, as well as around the world, by hosting 10 professional and amateur tournaments since 1949, the only course to hold such a distinction;

Whereas the PGA is supporting local charities and helping community organizations in conjunction with Oak Hill and its partners during the PGA Championship, including supporting more than 80 charities, conducting a youth clinic, founding Reach for the Green, and committing $75,000 to enable Rochester City School District children to attend college;

Whereas the PGA and its partners have created the H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program, a 5-week program designed to introduce veterans with disabilities to the game of golf to enhance their mental, social, physical, and emotional well-being; and

Whereas LPGA and PGA tournaments bolster local economies as well as promote the game of golf, which will contribute more than $1 billion dollars to the overall New York State economy, support over 50,000 jobs across the many areas of the golf industry, including over 1,100 golf-related businesses in the State, and generates millions of dollars in hospitality and tourism from non-local spectators visiting the greater Rochester area: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives

(1)

supports the goals of Golf Day in America;

(2)

congratulates the communities of Pittsford and Rochester, New York, which are hosting the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Professional Golf Association Championships in 2013; and

(3)

recognizes the Ladies Professional Golf Association, the Professional Golf Association, and the communities of Pittsford and Rochester for their dedication to the region and their support of the local economy.