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Stadion Classic ends after four years - Around the Arch
December 2013 Issue
UGA will no longer host the Stadion Classic Golf Tournament, a Web.com Tour event. Without a major increase in funding, it has become difficult for the university to sustain the PGA TOUR-sanctioned event at the level required to continue. Planners estimate that it would cost an additional $350,000 to secure TV coverage to bring greater recognition and exposure to the event and the university, a goal UGA set when signing on as tournament host. The Stadion Classic at UGA was the only PGA TOUR-sanctioned event hosted and operated by an institution of higher education. Net proceeds from the event added approximately $70,000 to the university’s need-based scholarship programs. Local charities received a total of $383,835 through TICKETS Fore CHARITY, a program that benefits nonprofit organizations in communities where PGA TOUR and Champions Tour tournaments are held. Three UGA alumni have won the event, the most recent Brendon Todd (BBA ’07), a former UGA golf star. Previous UGA golfers to win the …
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