ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 24, 2013— Fans attending the 2013 AT&T National at Congressional Country Club will once again see a special tribute to the United States Military near the18th green. Donning flags and seals from each branch of the military, The We Salute Our Heroes tribute wall, which debuted at the 2011 AT&T National in Philadelphia, gives fans the chance to write a personal message of thanks and support for the men and women who serve in the military.
Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed), one of the nation’s largest credit unions, the PenFed Foundation and Prudential PenFed Realty will again serve as the presenting sponsors of the We Salute Our Heroes tribute wall; ensuring the wildly-popular tribute will continue to be a part of the tournament’s military activities. Sharpie® generously donated thousands of markers, courtesy of Newell Rubbermaid, to be used at the tournament.
“It is our pleasure and a privilege to be the presenting sponsor of the We Salute Our Heroes tribute wall,” said Frank Pollack, president & chief executive officer of PenFed. “It gives members of the public an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to those who serve our country in such an honorable way.”
“We are very excited to be part of one of the country’s top golfing events,” said PenFed Foundation President Christopher Flynn. “The tournament will be a great way for PenFed supporters to have fun, while helping raise money for the men and women of our armed forces who need help.”
“Prudential PenFed Realty is honored to be a part of this great tournament in support of the military families who sacrifice so much to protect our liberty,” said Kevin Wiles, president of Prudential PenFed Realty. “It is a great opportunity to give back to our military.”
Last year, the We Salute Our Heroes tribute wall made its Congressional Country Club debut with the help of PenFed. After the tournament concluded, sections of the tribute wall were framed and delivered to local military outlets in the Washington, D.C. area. Thanks to the generous donation from Sharpie®, thousands excitedly participated in this unique tribute including fans, caddies, volunteers and PGA TOUR players such as 2012 Champion Tiger Woods, Jimmy Walker, Billy Hurley III and John Huh. Due to the overwhelming response, the tournament filled five large canvases with personal messages of thanks.
Furthermore to giving away portions of the 2012 tribute wall to military outlets, this year PenFed will be giving away a one of a kind 40 x 48 inch framed portion of the 2012 We Salute Our Heroes tribute wall in its tribute wall giveaway on the its Facebook page.
In addition to honoring the military, the AT&T National also raises funds and awareness for the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation and local charities. More information on the AT&T National can be found at www.attnational.org/.
Established in 1935, PenFed is one of the largest credit unions in the United States with over a million members and more than $15 billion in assets. PenFed provides an extensive selection of financial products including mortgages, automobile loans, credit cards, checking/savings accounts and other personal loans to its members worldwide. Its core membership includes the Department of Defense, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard; Department of Homeland Security personnel, employees or volunteers of the American Red Cross, numerous military associations, and many others. PenFed is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration and is an equal housing lender. For more information about PenFed and learn how to become a member, visit PenFed.org or call 800-247-5626.
About the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation)
The PenFed Foundation is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization working to meet the unmet needs of military members and their families through supporting wounded warriors and providing financial management assistance and home ownership aid (equal housing opportunity). The foundation is also the primary sponsor of a new free hotel for veterans called the Lee and Penny Anderson Defenders Lodge, a $17 million public-private partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs in which the foundation is raising $11million to cover the cost of construction. PenFed (Pentagon Federal Credit Union) covers all labor expenses for the foundation so every dollar donated goes directly to supporting its programs. To make a donation or learn more about the foundation, visit PenFedFoundation.org.
About Prudential PenFed Realty
Prudential PenFed Realty, wholly owned by Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed), is a full-service real estate company with an annual sales volume over $1.7 billion; serving PenFed members as well as the general public. Recognized as a leading real estate company in its service area, it is ranked among the top Prudential affiliates nationwide. Over 1,700 top-notch sales professionals work out of Prudential PenFed Realty’s 49 offices to provide complete real estate services in Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. Learn more about Prudential PenFed Realty by visiting PenFedRealty.com.
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About The Tiger Woods Foundation
At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe every child deserves a shot at college. Designed to break through a culture of low expectations, our college-access programs reach underserved youth in all stages of academic life. For scholars in grades 5-12, the Tiger Woods Learning Centers provide hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math coupled with college preparation workshops to create a unique environment focused on college and careers. The Earl Woods Scholarship Program is an unparalleled network providing admissions counseling, college scholarships, dedicated mentors, specialized internships and vital workshops. Receiving individualized support, our bright young scholars are succeeding at prestigious universities such as Georgetown, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Harvard. For more information on our programs, please visit tigerwoodsfoundation.org.
Amy Doane, PenFed & PenFed Foundation: 541-225-6606, Amy.Doane@PenFed.org
Miranda Opiela, Prudential PenFed Realty: 703-716-2900 ext. 107, Miranda.Opiela@PenFedRealty.com
Rachel Rees, Tiger Woods Foundation & AT&T National: 949-725-3003
Chris Ward, AT&T: 917-520-4428