Brandt & Mandy Snedeker Assist Flood Relief

Tue, 08/17/2010

Sea Island, GA— Nashville's Brandt Snedeker along with his wife Mandy and friend Lucas Glover will join efforts with the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl this fall to raise money and awareness for the continued problems facing flood victims in the Nashville area.

In a unique format, the 4th Annual Franklin American Mortgage Charity Cup hosted by Brandt Snedeker will feature a four-ball Ryder Cup/Presidents Cup style competition between teams composed of alumni, administrators and celebrities from ACC and SEC schools. Snedeker, a Vanderbilt graduate, will captain the SEC team and Glover, a Clemson graduate, will captain the ACC team.

The event is scheduled for October 17 and 18 at The Golf Club of Tennessee near Nashville, TN. This marks the fourth year of the event which has raised more than $150,000 for local charities since its inception.

"My wife Mandy and I really wanted to find a way to help our community which is still struggling today," said Snedeker, who grew up in Nashville. "We are committed to make this a special golf tournament that will create a positive result for those who are still struggling from this awful flood."

In May, a storm caused the Cumberland River to flood Nashville and the surrounding area. As a result, there were multiple deaths and over 1,000 homes destroyed. Today, many people are still homeless and businesses are struggling to recover.

"On behalf of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, we are excited to team with Mandy and Brandt as they seek to assist Middle Tennesseans impacted by the flood," said Scott Ramsey, president and CEO, Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. "Thanks to the continued support of the Franklin American Mortgage Company, we look forward to the ongoing support and participation from our friends at the ACC and SEC as we work to raise awareness and funds for such a worthy cause."

There are several avenues for individuals and companies to participate:

About the Bowl

The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is an annual post-season collegiate Bowl featuring the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern Conferences.  Since its inception, the Bowl has produced more than $165 million in economic impact.  Televised nationally to millions of viewers and listeners on ESPN and Nevada Sports Radio Network, the Bowl is Nashville's Holiday Tradition.  For more information, call the Bowl office at 615.743.3130 or visit the Bowl online at MusicCityBowl.com

About Crown Sports Management

Crown Sports Management is one of the largest player management firms on the East Coast, representing PGA TOUR players Davis Love III, Joe Durant, Jonathan Byrd, Brian Bateman, Lucas Glover, Steve Marino, Brendon de Jonge, Chris Kirk, Ben Martin, Michael Sims, Brandt Snedeker, Chris Stroud, David Griffiths, Brian Harman, Brad Heaven, Patton Kizzire, Brian Duncan, Johnson Wagner, Drew Weaver, Boo Weekley and David Griffiths. In the past four years, Crown Sports Management players have accumulated eight PGA TOUR titles, including the 2009 U.S. Open. As a group, they have 34 career TOUR victories.

About the PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour.

The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players. In 2010, the three Tours collectively have tournaments in 34 states and in 12 countries outside of the U.S. PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to nearly 600 million households in 231 countries and 30 languages.

Virtually all tournaments are organized as nonprofit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2009, tournaments on the three Tours generated nearly $109 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to nearly $1.5 billion.

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Media Contacts: Dave Herrell, 615-743-3124 (dherrell@nashvillesports.com) or Lee Patterson, 704-553-4790, leep@qhcgolf.org