Join the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program for a One-of-a-kind Golf Tournament

CHARLESTON, S.C. — August 16, 2013—Show off your golf game while supporting a great cause!  Join the South Carolina Aquarium for the second annual Tees & Turtles Golf Tournament taking place September 10, 2013 at the Daniel Island Country Club on Daniel Island, S.C.  Teams of golfers are invited to come out and play on one of Charleston’s most beautiful courses, the Beresford Creek Course, generously donated by The Family Circle Cup.  Proceeds from the tournament will go directly to support the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program which aids threatened and endangered sea turtles.  To date, 125 sea turtles have been successfully rehabilitated and released by the program.

Details:

Who: The South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program

What: Tees & Turtles Golf Tournament

When: September 10, 2013.  11:00 a.m. shotgun start. 4:00 p.m. awards ceremony

Where: The Daniel Island Club

Why: To raise funds for the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program, the largest conservation program at the Aquarium (a nonprofit), which costs $320,000 per year to operate

All seven species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered due to natural causes and human impact.  The Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program provides a place for injured and sick sea turtles to receive care, treatment, and medicines.  With your support we can continue efforts to sustain these species into the next century and beyond.

For more information or to sign up, contact Tanya Fitzgerald at (843) 579-8540 or by email, TFitzgerald@scaquarium.org.

Thanks to our sponsors: Family Circle Cup, Daniel Island Country Club, Bauer International, Inc., DHR International, LLC, Anheuser-Busch, and Southern Tide.

For all media inquiries, please contact Kate Dittloff at (843) 579-8660 or kdittloff@scaquarium.org