2019 Dell Technologies Match Play raises over $1.1 million for local charities
Tickets now on sale for 2020 event in Austin following four consecutive sell-outs
AUSTIN, Texas – Tournament officials announced Thursday that the 2019 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play generated over $1.1 million for local Austin-based charitable organizations, bringing the four-year total in Austin to over $4.3 million. These charitable proceeds from the 2019 event were once again made possible through the incredible support of the Austin community, which has helped sell out the event each of its first four years at Austin Country Club.
Tournament officials also announced that tickets for the 2020 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (March 25-29) are now on sale to the public. With a portion of all ticket sales being donated back to charity, fans who purchase a ticket to the tournament are automatically helping make a positive impact in the Austin community.
“Advancing human progress is a mission at the heart of everything we do as company. With the support of the Austin community, Dell Technologies Match Play brings that mission to life in our own backyard,” said Liz Matthews, Senior Vice President of Brand and Experiential Marketing, Dell Technologies. “We’re excited for the upcoming tournament and thrilled to see the impact we can make together as a community in 2020.”
The tournament is expected to sell out quickly once again as Austin welcomes the 64 best players in the world for the only individual match-play event on the PGA TOUR schedule. Daily grounds tickets will be available for purchase to fans for the second consecutive year ($110-150 plus taxes and fees) as well as a weekly grounds ticket ($405 plus taxes and fees).
For an upgraded tournament experience, fans can also purchase daily ($140-220 plus taxes and fees) or weekly ($625) tickets to The ULTRA Club, which always go fast. Located along the left side of the fairway of the picturesque par-5 12th hole with stunning views of the Pennybacker Bridge and Lake Austin, the ULTRA Club is a premium, climate-controlled venue with sports-bar like seating and TVs and upgraded food and beverage for purchase for guests that has quickly become one of the best places to be on the course.
“The support from the Austin community over the last four years has been incredible, and we’re thrilled with the help of our great partner, Dell Technologies, to be able to continue to give back to Austin,” said Jordan Uppleger, Executive Director of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. “The 2019 edition was the best yet, and we’ve seen an incredible buzz in the community already for the 2020 event, so we’re excited to unveil our 2020 ticket offerings to the fans and encourage them to purchase now so they don’t miss out.”
Volunteer registration is also now open for the 2020 event at https://events.r2it.com/volunteer/wgcmatchplay/2020. Volunteer committees are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fans are encouraged to sign up to volunteer as soon as possible as all positions have filled up quickly in previous years. The volunteer package fee of $100 includes a uniform, admission to the tournament, and helps offset operational costs, which in turn helps to generate additional charitable funds.
Over the last four years in Austin, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play has raised more than $4.3 million in total for –local Austin charities focused on encouraging improved health, wellness, resiliency and academic achievement that have a measurable and lasting impact on the Austin community.
“Austin is known for it’s unique spirit and soul, and this tournament contributes to that exponentially,” said Mayor Steve Adler. “We are pleased to host this world renowned event that brings people together which allows participants to give back to the Austin community directly through their ticket purchase. Thanks to Dell Technologies and the PGA Tour for such an amazing continued partnership that benefits our local youth.”
Since its inception in 1999, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play has generated more than $19 million for charity (including past locations and title sponsors). The 2020 WGC- Dell Technologies Championship will continue to have a measurable and lasting impact on the Austin area with proceeds benefitting two organizations: the First Tee of Greater Austin and the Dell Children’s Medical Center, which is backed by the largest team of pediatric specialists in the region.
With an incredible venue in Austin Country Club and the 64 best players in the world set to take place in a format uniquely Austin, the 2020 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is once again set up to be one of the biggest events on golf’s calendar with the very best players from around the world from all Tours. The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play regularly welcomes 45-50 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, boasting one of the strongest fields on golf’s calendar.
The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play is one of the most elite and exciting tournaments on golf’s calendar—it is one in a series of four World Golf Championships events sanctioned and organized by the operational committee of the International Federation of PGA Tours, which includes the Asian Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA TOUR, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour.