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Event to benefit East Lake CREW teens
by Staff Reports
September 04, 2012 12:40 PM | 1666 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PGA TOUR and TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola officials announce plans for the tournament’s first-ever executive women’s day, “Inspiring Women Today & Tomorrow” at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Sept. 18.

The event will include about 200 influential local and regional businesswomen coming together for leadership discussions and professional networking opportunities. It will also highlight community outreach opportunities and make a meaningful impact on charity.

Net proceeds will benefit the East Lake Foundation’s CREW Teens program, which is designed to help East Lake teenagers complete high school and develop a plan for post-secondary education and careers. Participants receive tutoring, homework assistance, standardized test preparation, community service and leadership training, career advisement and assistance with navigating the college admissions and financial aid process.

The day begins with a “The Power Panel” breakfast, sponsored by Belk at 8:30 a.m. in the East Lake Golf Club Ballroom. Kyra Phillips, former CNN anchor and host of a new daytime program at HLN scheduled to kick off late this summer is the celebrity moderator, leading a panel discussion with Lara O’Connor Hodgson, founder and CEO of NOWaccount Network, and founder, mom and CEO, Nourish Inc.; Bea Perez, The Coca-Cola Company, vice president, chief sustainability officer; Laura Sequenzia, publisher, Golf World; Shirley Franklin, CEO, Purpose Built Communities and former mayor of Atlanta and Shan Cooper, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin of Marietta.

Following the breakfast, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., participants will tour the tournament grounds for an “Inside the Ropes 101” look at the TOUR Championship from behind-the-scenes, making stops at the media center, corporate hospitality areas, Patriots’ Outpost presented by Kipper Tool, ShotLink, volunteer headquarters and much more.

From 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. is “The Bottom Line Luncheon,” sponsored by The Home Depot and featuring Molly Fletcher, sports agent and nationally recognized author and motivational speaker, president and CEO of MWF Enterprises, LLC. A special presentation by East Lake CREW teens will cap off the luncheon.

The day will conclude on the back patio of East Lake Golf Club a “Wine Down - Network Up,” sponsored by Deloitte, networking opportunity from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. that will also feature an optional golf clinic on the East Lake Golf Club practice range, conducted by head professional Chad Parker.

Weekly and daily grounds tickets for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola are also on sale.

Weekly grounds tickets are $135 and daily ticket prices are $20 for the Wednesday practice round, $45 for Thursday and Friday and $59 for Saturday and Sunday. Prices do not include tax and fees.

To purchase tickets, visit

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