GLENVIEW, Ill. (March 27, 2012) – The Illinois PGA Foundation in conjunction with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office is releasing a limited-run special event license plate to celebrate the 39th Ryder Cup taking place Sept. 25-30, 2012, at historic Medinah (Ill.) Country Club near Chicago. The Ryder Cup is the most prestigious competition in professional golf and one of the most beloved sporting events in the world. The commemorative Ryder Cup plate will be valid for Illinois drivers from August 2-September 30, 2012. Out-of-state golf enthusiasts may order a plate as a souvenir, which will be shipped following the conclusion of the event. Proceeds from sales of the plate will benefit the Illinois PGA Foundation’s youth golf initiatives.
“The Illinois PGA Foundation is very excited to be able to offer a 2012 Ryder Cup special event license plate with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office,” said Trey VanDyke, Illinois PGA Foundation President. “The plate provides a great way for Illinois golf fans to display their Ryder Cup spirit and is also a unique collector’s item for Ryder Cup fans everywhere. Most importantly, sales of the plate will help fund the Illinois PGA Foundation’s charitable work and programs, with a strong focus on helping young people who are interested in the great game of golf.”
Fans should visit www.ipga.com to view the 2012 Ryder Cup plate design and to download the application for purchase. The plate is available for $80, with a reduced price of $40 being offered to Illinois drivers who own a vehicle currently registered with the Support Youth Golf License Plate. The plate will be offered for FREE to Illinois residents who purchase their permanent Support Youth Golf license plate in conjunction with this offer.
The Illinois PGA Foundation serves as the charitable arm of the Illinois Section PGA, one of the 41 geographical regions that comprise the PGA of America. It focuses on promoting the goodwill and growth of the game in Illinois with an emphasis on activities that benefit youth. Foundation initiatives include GolfWorks Illinois, an internship program providing employment and educational opportunities for young people through the Illinois golf industry, a youth-based scholarship and grants programs and support of The First Tee program.
Order your plates today and support youth golf in Illinois by visiting www.ipga.com.