Volunteer registration open for Evans Scholars Invitational
GOLF, Ill. – Volunteer registration is now open for the 2019 Evans Scholars Invitational, to be held May 20-26 at The Glen Club in Glenview.
The Western Golf Association, which is conducting the new event on the Web.com Tour, expects to register up to 500 volunteers to help ensure a successful week for players and patrons. All proceeds from the inaugural Evans Scholars Invitational will benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation.
Volunteers perform key tasks inside and outside the ropes during tournament week, including serving as marshals, standard bearers, assisting with player and VIP transportation and helping welcome thousands of patrons to The Glen Club during the championship.
“The success of the Evans Scholars Invitational will rely on the dedication and enthusiasm of hundreds of volunteers,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “We’ve seen a lot of early interest in our volunteer positions, so I encourage those golf fans who want to be a part of this exciting new event to register to volunteer as early as possible. This is an opportunity to get a close-up look at golf’s rising stars.”
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and commit to work at least three shifts during tournament week. Shifts range from 5-7 hours in length, depending on assignment. They are asked to purchase a volunteer package for $55 (valued at $189). The package includes:
• One Peter Millar golf shirt
• One Evans Scholars Invitational hat or visor
• Two Any Day Tournament Round Grounds Tickets
• One Volunteer Credential, valid for entry all week
• Invitation to the volunteer appreciation party
• Food and beverage vouchers
• A round of golf at The Glen Club with four or more shifts worked
To volunteer or to view descriptions of the volunteer committees, please visit www.esinvitational.com and click on the “Volunteers” tab. Many positions fill quickly, so those interested in specific volunteer positions are encouraged to sign up now.
The event marks a return to The Glen Club for the Web.com Tour, which contested the Bank of America Open at the course from 2002 through 2008. The tournament produced an impressive list of champions, including 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner (2006).
With 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the following season (since 2013), the Web.com Tour is the path to PGA TOUR. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni, including stars like Jason Day, Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas. Twenty-five TOUR cards are reserved for the leading money winners at the end of the 24-event Regular Season. Another 25 are up for grabs at the three-event Web.com Tour Finals that follow the Regular Season in August and September.
The Evans Scholars Invitational’s sole charitable beneficiary, the Evans Scholars Foundation, offers full tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving caddies across the nation. This year, there are 985 Evans Scholars enrolled at 18 universities. Since its founding in 1930, 10,830 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars.
For more information on the Evans Scholars Invitational, or the Web.com Tour, please visit PGATOUR.com.