PGA Pros Defied the Odds With Ultimate Rooftop Golf Challenge in New York
New York, NY -- June 28, 2010 -- World-renowned female golfer Annika Sorenstam, PGA Tour Professional Briny Baird and PGA Teaching Pro and U.S. Veteran Don Vickery, the first and only double amputee Class A member of the PGA of America, teamed up to support charity and accomplished a seemingly impossible feat -- scoring bulls-eye golf shots from the rooftop of a 40-story building at Waterside Plaza in New York City onto a floating target in the East River.
Based on their “Chipping for Charity” success, P.F. Chang’s will donate $100,000 to help both the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, and the ANNIKA Foundation.
P.F. Chang’s will also offer everyone in America a free order of lettuce wraps with purchase of an entrée to celebrate the golfers’ incredible skills. To find out how to get complimentary lettuce wraps, visit www.pfchangs.com.
“Annika Sorenstam, Briny Baird and Don Vickery are three of the most inspiring athletes in America,” said Rick Tasman, Chief Operating Officer, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. “P.F. Chang’s is proud to honor their dedication to such meaningful causes, which is why we’re rewarding everyone in America with a complimentary lettuce wrap -- our most celebrated dish.”
PGA Tour Pro Briny Baird is no stranger to golfing in unique locations for charity. He completed another near-impossible golfing feat by landing a 230-yard-bulls-eye shot from 375 feet in the air at San Diego’s PETCO Park at this time last year. The stunt is just the latest in a series of notable wins that have brought Baird praise from all corners of the golfing world.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity to be able to put the game I love to work in support of deserving charities,” says Baird.
P.F. Chang’s will also donate the floating target, valued at $50,000, to the New York Harbor School for future use as a floating dock.