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NORTON, Massachusetts – The top 100 players in the FedEx Cup standings will once again be heading to the Bay State this upcoming Labor Day Weekend to compete in the annual Dell Technologies Championship, taking place at the Norton’s TPC Boston from August 30th to September 3rd.
Those 100 players will be competing for the top-70 playing spots in hopes of advancing in the Fed-Ex Cup Playoff Series to the BMW Championship, which is taking place at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
While the Dell Technologies Championship offers an unbelievable spectator experience, the championship team is once again offering an additional way that fans can receive a once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside the game’s top competitors. Again this year, the Dell Technologies Championship is offering several opportunities for individuals to become volunteers for the four-day tournament.
Made up of more than 1,400 volunteers, the Dell Technologies Championship “Blue Crew” plays an essential role in the successful operation of the championship. The tournament, formerly known at the Deutche Bank Championship, has taken place in Norton each Labor Day weekend dating back to 2003 and has been part of the Fed-Ex Cup Series since 2007.
“We have a very loyal blue crew, which is what we call our volunteers that come out every single year to cheer on the players, and make sure that their time in Boston is good for them and their families,” said Rich Brady, the Dell Technologies Championship Executive Director. “Over the years, we’ve been able to set up a family atmosphere for our volunteer program, so we see the same folks coming out year after year. At the same time, new volunteers are always welcomed by this long standing group.”
With 20 different job committees available, Brady encourages both golf fans and non-golf fans alike to take advantage of the opportunity to become part of the Bay State’s biggest golf tournament of the year.
“We have a variety of committees to choose from,” explained Brady. “Whether you want to be walking with the players or stationed at one of the holes when the players come through, or if you want to work at the practice greens or the hospitality tents, a fan of golf will find it a good group to be a part of when they come out.”
Over the course of the four-day tournament, volunteers are asked to work a total of 24 hours, which is roughly the equivalent to three or four shifts.
The cost to become a member of Dell Technologies Championship “Blue Crew” is $95, which helps offset the cost of the uniform volunteers will wear, including a special volunteer golf shirt, jacket, hat or visor, and volunteer badge (which serves as an all-week valid parking pass).
Additionally, each volunteer will receive two grounds tickets that can used throughout the weekend, an invitation to the volunteer party, and complimentary food and beverage while they are working.
In order to become a volunteer, volunteers must be at least 18 years old by August 27th, 2018. If you are not 18 years old by then, volunteers can still be involved, as there are select committees available for volunteers between the ages of 14-17.
A complete list of the different committee descriptions and additional information about the Dell Technologies Championship can be found here: https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/dell-technologies-championship/volunteer.html