Here’s one golf outing prize that’s sure to attract some attention. One participating golfer in this weekend’s third annual Michael Phelps Foundation Golf Classic Tournament could walk away with a limited edition candy apple red Garia Golf Car. All they’ll need to do is fire a hole-in-one on the Garia Luxury Golf and Leisure Car sponsored hole.
The Michael Phelps Foundation Golf Classic Tournament is taking place at Atlantic City Country Club in New Jersey. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for The Michael Phelps Foundation and brings together celebrities, industry professionals, family and friends for a great cause. The 2011 Michael Phelps Golf Classic successfully raised nearly $300,000 for the Foundation’s programs.
The Garia Hole-in-One car is a street legal four-seat Garia that was built at one of Europe’s finest automotive factories with a track-record of manufacturing Porsche. Luxury features include a built-in refrigerator, hand-stitched seats, and 12” wheels.
“At Garia, we are passionate about what we do and dedicated to performance. We are thrilled to be part of this charity event and to be collaborating with an organization as inspiring and committed as the Michael Phelps Foundation”, said Anders Lynge, designer of the Garia.
Michael Phelps established his foundation with bonus money he received from long-time sponsor Speedo for winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games. The Foundation’s first initiative was a nationwide tour to share Phelps’ Olympic experience and promote his message of Dream, Plan, Reach with members of the Boys & Girls Clubs. Since then, the Foundation has developed and launched the im program, helped establish Level Field Fund-Swimming, a grant giving program that provides funding to uniquely talented swimmers in need of financial assistance, and offers autographed swim caps for charity auctions through Caps-for-a-Cause. The Michael Phelps Foundation also provides support to Boys & Girls Clubs and Special Olympics international through its water-safety, health and wellness curriculum.