On Tuesday, August 28, executives and officials of Deutsche Bank will visit the New York Stock Exchange to kick off the tenth annual Deutsche Bank Championship. The tournament is scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.

To honor the occasion, PGA TOUR Pro Ernie Els and Deutsche Bank Americas CEO Seth Waugh will ring The Opening Bell.


About the Deutsche Bank Championship

The 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship features an $8 million purse and $1.44 million winner’s check. The Championship enters its sixth year as a PGA TOUR Playoff event and is the second of four stops in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. The tournament’s distinguished list of champions includes defending champion Webb Simpson, Charley Hoffman, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Steve Stricker, Adam Scott, and Olin Browne.

Deutsche Bank Championship week features a professional practice round on Wednesday and the Championship Pro-Am on Thursday before the four-round, 72-hole PGA TOUR Playoff event takes place Friday-Monday (Labor Day). Wednesday, Aug. 29 will kick off Military Appreciation Week – all active, reserve, retired military members and their dependents will be granted complimentary grounds admission (with a valid Common Access Card or Retired Military Card) for each day of the Deutsche Bank Championship. (Source: Deutsche Bank)


About the Els for Autism Foundation

The Els for Autism Foundation was established in 2009 by Ernie and Liezl Els and has since embarked on a catalytic philanthropic project; the establishment of ‘The Els Center of Excellence.’ The Foundation has launched a capital campaign to raise $30 million to finance the facility, which will focus on a global digital learning platform to provide children on the autism spectrum from around the world with access to best practices in education and therapy. It also will help connect the international autism community with best practices and the very latest information and research. The Center, the first of its kind in the world, will also have an on-site education facility, medical and professional services as well as research and transition to adulthood programs. One of the main fundraising initiatives for the Foundation is the Els for Autism Golf Challenge.


About the Els for Autism Golf Challenge

Spearheaded by World of Golf Hall of Famer and four times Major Champion, Ernie Els, the Golf Challenge consists of 30 Super Regional events at top-rated courses across the US, Canada, and the UK from April through September. Two-person teams compete for a place at the Grand Finale – a two-day extravaganza of golf and entertainment hosted by Ernie and his friends from the PGA TOUR in Las Vegas on October 19th & 20th.

In this tournament a team’s fundraising ability is valued as much as their performance on the golf course and as such there are two ways for teams to get to the Final – be the low net team at a Super Regional event or raise $10,000 or more and automatically qualify. Fabulous prizes!

Sign up for an event today and join Ernie in his fight against autism and be part of the largest charity-driven, amateur golf tournament in history!  www.e4agolf.com

One of the Super Regional events is being held at TPC Jasna Polana, NJ on September 13th. The entry fee is $400 per player and includes golf, breakfast, lunch, gift bag, prizes and the chance to qualify for the Grand Finale in October. Spaces are limited so please sign up today at  www.e4agolf.com



Tuesday, August 28, 2011

NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street

9:00 a.m.            Media escorted into the building for bell ringing

9:30 a.m.            The Opening Bell rings


Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Anthony Drizis at 212.656.2147 or adrizis@nyx.com .


Post Event Media Contact: 

Casey Ford, Elevate Communications, 617.861.3657, cford@elevatecom.com



Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420) and European Press Agency (917.670.1323). The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.



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