Alabama Power Sponsors Junior Clinic at Regions Tradition
Champions Tour Pro Esteban Toledo to offer life lessons to local children
This news release is posted on behalf of Regions Financial Corporation.
Birmingham, Ala. (May 11) – Over 600 third through fifth graders from local schools will take part in Alabama Power’s Junior Clinic in advance of the Regions Tradition. The clinic will be held Tuesday, May 12, at 10 a.m. on the driving range at Shoal Creek Club.
This year’s Junior Clinic features Champions Tour professional Esteban Toledo and focuses on teaching students about life lessons that come with the game of golf. During the clinic, students will learn what it means to be a professional golfer and how the Champions Tour professionals worked their way to the top through hard work, focus and determination. Toledo will share stories about his career while incorporating the importance of sportsmanship, honesty and friendship.
“Alabama Power has been a longtime supporter of the Junior Clinic, because it is truly inspirational for the children who attend,” said John Hudson, Alabama Power Vice President of Public Relations and Charitable Giving. “For many, it’s their first exposure to golf, and an opportunity for them to learn about the important core values that come with this great sport.”
It is the second year in a row that Toledo has participated in the Junior Clinic. He will be joined by Jeh Jeh Pruitt, anchor and reporter at FOX6 WBRC-TV, who will serve as media host and emcee. Jeh Jeh will host an educational trivia contest with the children prior to the start of the Junior Clinic.
Toledo is the youngest of 11 children and learned to play golf while working at a driving range in Mexico. He is an ambassador of the To Get a Grip Foundation, which makes golf and education accessible to all children. Toledo recently launched the Esteban Toledo Family Foundation, which focuses on helping children by supplying basic needs such as shelter, clothing, food and education. In 2013, Toledo became the first Mexican to win on the Champions Tour in the Insperity Championship.
The Regions Tradition will take place Wednesday, May 13, through Sunday, May 17. Tickets start at only $20 and children 18 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult. All the stars of the Champions Tour will compete in this major championship, including Fred Couples, Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer, David Frost, Fred Funk, Tom Lehman and defending champion Kenny Perry. For more information, please visit www.regionstradition.com.
NOTE TO REPORTERS AND PRODUCERS: In the event of inclement weather, the Junior Clinic will be moved to the auditorium at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen, just east of U.S. 280, off Highway 119. To confirm the final location of the Junior Clinic Tuesday morning, please call Angel Hufham at 205-706-2616.
# # #
About the Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game, with many of its 32 members in the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events. The Tour also counts numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. Points earned in official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2014 determined Bernhard Langer as the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Greg McLaughlin is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow the Champions Tour at facebook.com/ChampionsTour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $120 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation's largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,650 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
About Alabama Power
Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company, (NYSE:SO), provides reliable electricity to more than 1.4 million customers at a total retail price that has been below the national average for decades. Learn more at www.alabamapower.com.
About Shoal Creek
Shoal Creek is a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, which was established in 1977. It is located in Shelby County, some 15 miles from downtown Birmingham, Ala. Shoal Creek has hosted the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championships, the 1986 U.S. Amateur Championship, 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur along with the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Regions Tradition.