BMW Championship


Goal of 2,200 volunteers exceeded six months before tournament at Crooked Stick

GOLF, Ill. – March 9, 2016 … The 2016 BMW Championship, set for Sept. 6-11 at Crooked Stick Golf Club, already has exceeded its volunteer recruitment goal, the Western Golf Association announced today.

The 2016 BMW Championship has filled more than 2,200 volunteer positions with representatives from 29 states and four countries, including the United States, Japan, Ireland and Norway. The volunteers, who include 152 Crooked Stick members, will serve under more than 30 committees. The event is expected to attract more than 150,000 spectators and have a $30 million economic impact on Central Indiana.

“We are extremely proud and excited to once again host the BMW Championship and the world’s top professional golfers at Crooked Stick,” said Kent Frandsen, club president. “We exceeded our volunteer goals for the 2012 BMW Championship. To be able to do it again in 2016 is a true testament to our community, the hard work of our staff and Crooked Stick’s commitment to once again provide the best experience possible for all of those who attend.”

Businesses throughout Central Indiana are also showing their support for the 2016 BMW Championship. Local restaurants and food retailers, such as The Egg & I, St. Elmo Steak House, Harry & Izzy’s, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Eddie Merlot’s, Market District and Table by Market District, will be providing meals for volunteers throughout the event. Sullivan’s will also provide food for individuals participating in the Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am on September 7.

“We know that Indianapolis has a strong record of volunteer turnout for sporting events, but the excitement and support we’ve received from the local community and volunteers willing to travel to be a part of the 2016 BMW Championship is really impressive,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA senior vice president of tournaments. “Volunteers are essential to our success and our charitable mission to support the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies from modest means.”