FOR RELEASE: May 6, 2021
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Jacksonville, Florida – Tournament officials today announced a five-year partnership with Circle K, a global leader in convenience and fuel retail, as the presenting sponsor of this fall’s inaugural Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K hosted at Timuquana Country Club, October 4-10.
As presenting sponsor of the annual PGA TOUR Champions event hosted by Jim and Tabitha Furyk, Circle K brings their in-store experience to the golf course along with fan enhancements, on and off-site promotional activations and dedicated charitable efforts benefitting local military organizations.
“We are tremendously proud to establish this partnership with Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS,” said Tom Harman, Vice President Circle K South Atlantic. “We look forward to the inaugural event, rooted in the ideals of great generosity, sportsmanship, and giving back to the community. We are very excited about the event’s future with Circle K as presenting sponsor. This new partnership enables us to raise awareness and create a memorable event providing a family-friendly atmosphere that will keep people coming back year after year, while developing our brand in the Jacksonville market.”
Tournament officials also announced a new fun and interactive venue, the Circle K ParTee Porch. Open to all ticket holders, the venue will offer views of multiple holes, including the green at the par-4 11th hole, the par-4 12th tee and the exciting par-3 7th hole. The Circle K ParTee Porch will also include Birdie Beer Specials each day of competition for birdies made on No. 7, a putting green, and many other food and drink specials.
“We are thrilled to welcome Circle K into our Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS family and look forward to the fun and unique activations it will bring to this brand-new event. It was very apparent early on that Circle K would be a perfect fit given our aligned focus on creating world-class experiences and making an impact in the Jacksonville community,” said Foundation President, Tabitha Furyk.
A resident of Northeast Florida for over two decades, Jim Furyk, together with his wife, Tabitha, launched their Foundation in 2010 to bring awareness and funding to charities throughout the region. In September of 2020, Jim joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on PGA TOUR Champions. In addition to his 17 career PGA TOUR titles, Furyk represented the United States on seven Presidents Cup teams and nine Ryder Cup teams, highlighted by his 2018 captaincy in Paris. The former University of Arizona golfer, who notched a major championship title at the 2003 U.S. Open, became the first player in TOUR history to post 58 when he did so in the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship. To date, he is the only player in history with two sub-60 rounds in TOUR-sanctioned events (59, 2013 BMW Championship).
Timuquana Country Club is a 1923 Donald Ross design and has hosted a number of national, state and local tournaments, including the 2002 United States Senior Amateur Championship. The renowned course, which sits on the banks of the St. Johns River, was the home club for 13-time PGA TOUR winner David Duval.
About Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K – An Official PGA TOUR Champions event with an 81-player field competing for a $2 million purse. The no-cut event will include Pro-Ams on Monday, October 4, Wednesday, October 6, and Thursday, October 7, followed by three rounds of tournament play October 8-10. All three rounds of the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K will be broadcasted live on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable provider of PGA TOUR Champions. More information on the event can be found online at www.ConstellationFurykAndFriends.com.
ABOUT THE JIM & TABITHA FURYK FOUNDATION
The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation was created in 2010 to help children and families in need. This Jacksonville based non-profit partners with charities across North Florida to provide project specific funding and essential programing. The annual Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K, created to raise charity dollars to support these partnerships, will bring the community together to increase awareness and funding for programs that support education, healthcare, nutrition and safety for at risk children and families. Programs created from the support of the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation in the Jacksonville Community include: Hope for the Holidays which packs over 4,000 bags filled with a holiday meal for at risk families, Operation Shower which provides car seats, strollers and baby essentials to active military families, Blessings in a Backpack, which feeds thousands of food insecure children each week of the school year and Childcare specialists and services to provide medically complex children care through Wolfson’s and Community PedsCare. The Jim & Tabitha /Furyk Foundation is dedicated to bringing our community together to improve the lives of the children and families who live on the First Coast through all these programs and many more.
ABOUT CIRCLE K AND ALIMENTATION COUCHE TARD INC.
Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. Circle K is its global brand outside of Quebec, Canada. Couche-Tard is a global leader in convenience and fuel retail, operating in 26 countries and territories, with more than 14,200 stores, of which approximately 10,800 offer road transportation fuel. With its well-known Couche-Tard and Circle K banners, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of the number of company-operated stores in the United States and it is a leader in the convenience store industry and road transportation fuel retail in Canada, Scandinavia, the Baltics, as well as in Ireland. It also has an important presence in Poland and Hong Kong. Approximately 135,000 people are employed throughout its network.
For more information on Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. or to consult its Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis, please visit: https://corpo.couche-tard.com.
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and clean energy solutions for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation’s family of retail businesses serves approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including three-fourths of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2020 revenues of approximately $33 billion, and more than 31,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.