Andy SteenAugust 16, 2019

Avaya Kicks Off Month of Giving with Charity Tourney At Pinehurst Golf Club

Driving for good! That’s our mantra this October when we kick-off our 2nd annual Avaya Charity Golf Tournament. This year, the tournament will hit the links at Pinehurst Golf Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina on October 7th, 2019. Golfers of all skill levels, executives, colleagues, partners, industry peers, and tournament sponsors will gather to tee off in what should be a fun and challenging day of people coming together for a common goal. Avaya customers, channel partners, suppliers, technology partners and colleagues will compete in the fundraiser with tournament prizes like longest drive, closest to the pin, and the always fun putting challenge.

In conjunction with Avaya’s #MonthOfGiving in October, the tournament is set to support Avaya’s Corporate Responsibility vision around the world. 

“We believe it is our responsibility to make the world a better place and we align with our employees, communities, customers, partners, and suppliers to make that a reality.” – Frank Ciccone, Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales

Avaya’s top initiatives include observing human rights in our business operations, eliminating social and environmental harm of conflict minerals, developing environmentally-friendly product design, providing service solutions to economically disadvantaged female small business owners and more!

Want to get involved? We’ve created #ForeWaysToGive that will benefit the upcoming tournament.

  1. Play: Golfers can enter in single, double, or foursome packages to tee off for a cause
  2. Sponsor: Promotions are available throughout the tournament and span activities like the live scoring leaderboard, hole-in-one coverage, hospitality and more
  3. Volunteer: Extra pairs of hands, feet, clubs, and smiles will be put to use to help support the players, sponsors, attendees and of course help raise money
  4. Donate: Interested contributors who may or may not be able to make it to North Carolina but would like to be involved can donate to the Avaya Charity Fund.

This year’s location could not be more desirable. The resort has nine golf courses, three hotels, a spa, leisure facilities, and has ranked in the past as the world's largest golf resort by the Guinness World Records. I mean it’s not a three-time winner of Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine’s Best Golf Resort in Americas for no reason… 

Course designer, Donald Ross proclaims Pinehurst No. 2 as “the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed.” Ross was a detailed man who took great pride to make sure every slope and break met his approval. 

“The man who doesn’t feel emotionally stirred when he golfs at Pinehurst beneath these clear blue skies and with the pine fragrance in his nostrils is one who should be ruled out of golf for life.” — Tommy Armour

The tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at 11:00am in scramble tournament style across all 18 holes. We are proud to have the following sponsors signed up to support the event including, Carousel Industries, ConvergeOneIAUGVerint and Wistron. To become a sponsor, please review our sponsorship prospectus.

We’re excited to see employees, team members, leadership, Avaya partners, and community members coming together in support of this year’s golf fundraiser and charitable donations. 

Help us cheer on our golfers, our communities and show your support as Avaya drives for good.

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Andy Steen

Andrea "Andy" Steen specializes in leading internal and external strategic communication initiatives with an expertise in managing and developing high-performing communication teams and social, digital, mobile-led business solutions. She also leads Avaya's Sports Marketing Team. Follow her at @andydances.

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