Thanks to support from dozens of community partners, the organizers of last summer’s successful U.S. Amateur golf championship at Chambers Bay have won a prestigious marketing award.
Pierce County and KemperSports, which operates Chambers Bay, earned a Totem Award from the Puget Sound chapter of the Public Relations Society of America this week. The award honors the best public relations programs in the region.
More than 33,000 people attended the nationally televised championship that was conducted in August by the United States Golf Association. The championship exceeded goals for attendance, corporate support and merchandise sales, and it proved to be an excellent tune-up to the U.S. Open, which will be conducted at Chambers Bay in 2015.
Besides the county and KemperSports, other key organizers were the USGA, the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and the cities of University Place and DuPont. More than 75 businesses and organizations signed on as financial supporters, and 27 people representing the public and private sectors joined the marketing committee. Companies such as Chuckals Office Supply, Pepsi, Cornerstone Financial Strategies, O’Brien Auto Group, Waste Connections and BCRA – among many others – helped spread the word throughout the community. A complete list of community supporters is available at www.2010usamateur.com/current-supporters.php.
More information about Chambers Bay is available at www.chambersbaygolf.com.