F1 to host celebrity charity golf tournament in Austin ahead of US Grand Prix
Formula 1® will set the fairway alight ahead of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix 2019 in Austin, Texas, with a star-studded celebrity charity golf tournament. ‘Grid to Green’, hosted in conjunction with GOLF Magazine, will unite the two iconic sports in a world-class golfing experience – all in support of the world’s leading breast cancer organisation, Susan G. Komen®.
The tournament, which will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 31st October at the Tom Fazio designed Omni Barton Creek Canyons Course, will feature a current or previous legend from the world of motorsport in each group.
The following leading figures will all tee off at the event with many more top names to be announced in the coming weeks:
- McLaren F1 Team driver Carlos Sainz Jr
- Formula 1 Team Principals Christian Horner (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing), Zak Brown (McLaren
- F1) and Otmar Szafnauer (SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team)
- 1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill
- Formula 1 Managing Director, Motorsports, Ross Brawn
- 1985 Indianapolis 500 winner and former Tyrrell F1 driver Danny Sullivan
As well as taking part in the on-course action, guests will be able to join a range of not to be missed golfing experiences – from masterclasses and demonstrations, to competitions and PGA Tour Pro appearances.
Anyone who would like to participate in this one of a kind event can purchase ticket packages from F1 Experiences.
Sean Bratches, Managing Director Commercial Operations at Formula 1 said: “Grid to Green is an exciting extension of our fan first approach and will be a unique and highly exclusive event that will unite sports fans from across the worlds of motorsport and golf, all in aid of a truly worthy cause. This is an exciting opportunity to bring together Formula 1 fans with legends of the sport, both past and present, and to use the global appeal of Formula 1 as a force for social good – helping to drive support for the fight against breast cancer, a disease which affects millions of people every year.”
Jason Adel, Chief Executive Officer at GOLF said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Formula 1 on this first-of-its-kind event. There is such significant overlap between golf fans and motorsport fans, not to mention pro golfers and F1 drivers, that the alignment of F1 and GOLF immediately felt organic and unique. With Omni Barton Creek as host, Grid to Green is sure to be a memorable experience for sports fans and F1 legends alike.”
Christina Alford, SVP, Development at Susan G. Komen said: “Susan G. Komen is honored to have Formula 1 return as our partner in the fight against breast cancer. With 2 million people diagnosed with breast cancer around the world in 2018, we know this is an issue that’s important to Formula 1 fans, drivers and employees, and we’re grateful that Formula 1 continues to come up with creative ways to support our work to realize a world without breast cancer.”