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Headline: This is Your Chance to Experience the Unique Opportunity to Volunteer at a Major Championship in Your Own Backyard!
For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017
Editor's Note: In addition to the Dell Technologies Championship Blue Crew, there are also still volunteer opportunities available for the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship, which will be held at Salem Country Club on June 26 to July 2. Click here to learn more.
|Volunteering for a Major Championship puts you right in the middle of the action.|
Norton, MA — The next opportunity to give back to the great game of golf was announced this past week, as the Norton-based Dell Technologies Championship unveiled opportunities for golf enthusiasts to join the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship Blue Crew, the official volunteer force who ensure the successful operation of the annual golf tournament held at TPC Boston over Labor Day Weekend.
This year’s tournament, taking place from August 30 – September 4, will once again be included in the FedEx Cup playoff schedule and feature some of the game’s top competitors.
As the event enters its 15th straight year at TPC Boston, located 25 miles south of Boston, the staff charged with filling the more than 1,400 positions needed to run a successful tournament are reaching out to do just that.
With more than 20 different committees to serve on, says DTC Executive Director Rich Brady, there are many ways that individuals of all golf backgrounds can have a hand in continuing the tradition of hosting a top-notch tournament for the PGA Tour competitors and its spectators.
“The volunteer blue crew is the heart and soul of the Dell Technologies Championship” said Brady. “Throughout the week, our volunteers are eager to take care of our players, sponsors, fans in all areas of the event. Due to their tireless work ethic and enthusiastic spirit, we are able to deliver a successful championship year in and year out.”
Brady is part of a six-member staff who work full time out of Massachusetts Golf House organizing everything from sponsorships to vendors to bringing in the bleachers for the more than 135,000 who annually attend the end-of-summer event. Organizing the masses of volunteers assigned to the TPC Boston grounds is just one piece of a very large pie that is preparing for this one weekend every year.
Among the 20-plus committees that are looking for volunteers, those that require the greatest number of people include cart services, distribution, marshaling, premium access and spectator experience. While a knowledge of golf is a plus, the staff host training seminars that detail the roles that each grouping will have during the four-day Championship rounds and its corresponding practice rounds beforehand.
It’s expected that all volunteers work at least four, six-hour shifts during the tournament.
As part of the volunteer experience, individuals who give their time to the DTC Blue Crew get to go inside the ropes and receive arguably the best view of the entire tournament, close to the players themselves.
Additionally, volunteers receive complimentary food and beverage on the days they are scheduled to work, two good any day grounds tickets for the days they aren’t scheduled to work and an invitation to the volunteer party, among other benefits.
For the more golf specific volunteer positions, which cater well to those with previous volunteer experience in golf, one committee that Brady suggests is the “Shotlink Scoring” Committee, whose responsibility it is to measure and record the location and distance of every shot hit during the tournament using a PGA Tour laser and tracking its coordinates into the specified scoring system used by the PGA Tour. The dates of operations for this particular committee takes place on the four days of Championship play and is unique in that volunteers for this position will be trained on one hole and in one position based on the design of the assigned hole.
The volunteer package costs $90 but if you sign up using your MasterCard, the PGA TOUR's official payment card sponsor, before May 1st, you can save $10. The volunteer package also includes one volunteer Nike Golf Shirt, a volunteer Nike jacket and one hat or visor, in addition to the previous mentioned benefits of volunteering.
Whether you are looking to meet new people, support the local community or wanting to build experience for a resume, the Dell Technologies Championship urges individuals to consider spending their Labor Day Weekend as part of the Blue Crew team at TPC Boston.
For more information on the many committees available or to sign up as a volunteer, visit the official Tell Technologies Championship Volunteer Page at www.delltechnologieschampionship.com.