East Lake Foundation and East Lake Golf Club to host “Playoff Grill-Off” BBQ Competition presented by Fidelity Investments

WHAT:  The East Lake Foundation and East Lake Golf Club are hosting the inaugural Playoff Grill-Off BBQ competition at the Course on Thursday, September 10th. The competition will take place at the home of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, the culmination of the FedEx Cup Playoff. Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/playoffgrilloff with proceeds going to the East Lake Foundation.  Attendees will have the opportunity to sample mouth-watering barbeque from each team, fill up on a delicious traditional BBQ buffet, and enjoy live entertainment from Lanham Brothers Bluegrass.

WHO: Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q*, Universal Joint*, Southern Soul (Sea Island, GA), and Que School**

CONTEST: Each team will serve a BBQ specialty dish of their choice that will be judged on taste, creativity and presentation. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” winner and a select panel of judges will also announce a “Critics’ Choice Award” winner.

WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

WHERE: East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

MEDIA: Limited spots are available for media.  If interested in attending, media should RSVP to Catherine Woodling at cwoodling@eastlakefoundation.org.

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE:  Stewart Cink, six-time PGA TOUR winner and British Open Champion; Tom Clark, Executive Director, TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola; Danny Shoy, President, East Lake Foundation

*Restaurant will participate as vendor at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola’s Taste of ATL during tournament week.

** A BBQ team founded by East Lake Golf Club General Manager/COO & Director of Golf, Chad Parker and six-time PGA TOUR winner and British Open Champion Stewart Cink.


About The East Lake Foundation

Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, the East Lake Foundation collaborates with public and private organizations to provide tools that enable Atlanta’s East Lake residents to build a better future through its model for community revitalization. The East Lake model includes cradle-to-college education at Charles R. Drew Charter School and its early learning partners, mixed-income housing at The Villages of East Lake and community wellness through programs including The First Tee® of East Lake, the Resident and Community Support Program, the East Lake Community Learning Garden, Start ME: East Lake micro-entrepreneur program and East Lake Healthy Connections. This approach to building a strong community not only helps break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, but creates a place where people of all ages and incomes choose to live. East Lake has become a national model for holistic community revitalization programs through its sister organization, Purpose Built Communities. Additional information is available at www.eastlakefoundation.org. Follow the East Lake Foundation on Twitter and Instagram at @EastLakeFound and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eastlakefoundation.

About East Lake Golf Club

Located in Atlanta, the East Lake Golf Club is the home course of legendary golfer Bobby Jones and is the oldest golf course in the city of Atlanta. The Club is not only historic, but philanthropic as well. The 18-hole private golf course supported the East Lake Foundation’s bold redevelopment plan and has been the home for the annual TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.  The Club’s motto is “Golf with a Purpose” because proceeds from operations – more than $20 million to date – support the East Lake Foundation. For more information, please visit www.eastlakegolfclub.com. Follow East Lake Golf Club on Twitter and Instagram at @EastLakeGC.

About the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola

The top 30 players in FedExCup points after the BMW Championship qualify for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, the finale of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.  FedExCup points are reset prior to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, ensuring a real shootout as all 30 players in the field will have a mathematical chance of winning the FedExCup with a victory at the event.  The TOUR Championship is annually contested at Atlanta’s renowned East Lake Golf Club, the formative home of the legendary Bobby Jones. The 2015 tournament will be played Sept. 23-27.  In 2014, the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola made contributions totaling more than $2.2 million to charities and proudly supports the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee of East Lake. The tournament is the number one annual fundraiser for the East Lake Foundation. Over the times that the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola has been played in Atlanta, the event has raised more the $20 million. In total, since 1997 the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola has generated more than $24 million to charity, both locally and nationwide.

Additional ticket options to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola are available at 844-868-7465.

For updates on these offers and all tournament news, follow the event on Twitter and Instagram at @PlayoffFinale and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theTOURchampionship.