BATON ROUGE, LA — L’Auberge Baton Rouge has signed on as the title sponsor of the fifth annual Zurich Classic Pro-Am of Baton Rouge to be played Wednesday, April 24, announced Steve Worthy, CEO of the Fore!Kids foundation, producer of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
“We are thrilled to be a title sponsor for the fifth annual Zurich Classic Baton Rouge Pro-Am,” said Mickey Parenton, Vice President and General Manager of L’Auberge Baton Rouge. “We are committed to community involvement, and this partnership allows us to bring a legendary event to our backyard while supporting the extraordinary work of the Fore!Kids Foundation,” Parenton added.
PGA Tour players will join teams of four amateurs for a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start at University Club of Louisiana. Not only will all golfers play championship golf, they will enjoy the best cuisine of Baton Rouge, with some of the city’s finest restaurants plating up dishes throughout the golf course.
“The partnership with L’Auberge Baton Rouge gives us the ability to step up the quality of our Baton Rouge Pro-Am to a level we have long aspired to achieve,” said Steve Worthy, CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, producer of the Zurich Classic. “New Orleans stands out on the PGA TOUR as the premier destination for golfers who want to compete in a great tournament while indulging in all the delicious food and culture Louisiana has to offer. Now with L’Auberge Baton Rouge, we will be able to offer that same experience right here,” Worthy said.
Single positions in the Zurich Classic Pro-Am of Baton Rouge are available for $1,500.00 a person. A team of four costs $5,000.00.
Each golfer will receive:
- 1 playing position on Wednesday, April 24 (10:00 a.m. shotgun start)
- 1 Sponsor Lot parking pass to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (valid all week)
- 8 single day tickets to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (grounds only)
- 2 weekly tickets to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (grounds only)
- 1 Tee Gift Package (Callaway gift card)
- An awards party with the PGA TOUR pros at University Club following play
The ticket and parking package at the Zurich Classic tournament in New Orleans is valued at $1,300, said Worthy.
About Fore!Kids Foundation:
Since 1958, the Fore!Kids Foundation has raised money to fund children's service organizations through golf events like the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Golf Ball Gala, an AJGA event, a kids' summer junior tour, and several charitable golf tournaments. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, Fore!Kids has helped to raise more than $23 million to date for children’s charities in metro New Orleans and Baton Rouge. More information at www.zurichgolfclassic.com. 
More information about the tournament, which runs from April 22 – April 28 is available at www.zurichgolfclassic.com .
About L’Auberge Baton Rouge:
L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is a $368-million premier southern facility located on 575 acres of land in Baton Rouge, La., off Nicholson Drive in East Baton Rouge Parish. L’Auberge captures the feel of a Southern river lodge and embraces Louisiana's rich cultural history, food, music and ‘laissez les bon temps rouler’ way of life. L’Auberge includes an expansive single-level, 74,000 square foot casino; nearly 1,500 slot machines; 50 table games, including a poker room; a 12-story hotel with 205 guest rooms, unique rooftop pool and state-of the-art fitness center overlooking the Mississippi River; four dining outlets; a unique casino nightclub with breathtaking views of the river; and 2,400 total parking spaces, including 800 in a covered parking garage.