MasterCard Renews Presenting Sponsorship of Arnold Palmer Invitational

By Community | March 21, 2012

MasterCard, impotent the PGA TOUR and Arnold Palmer today announced that MasterCard will continue as presenting sponsor of the Arnold Palmer Invitational  for four additional years, capsule through the 2016 tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament continue to benefit Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

The relationship between MasterCard, a sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour since 1995, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard began in 2004.

“Our relationship with the Arnold Palmer Invitational delivers so much to our organization, our cardholders and the local Orlando community,” said Chris McWilton, President, U.S. Markets, MasterCard. “While golf is a true passion for many of our cardholders, we’ve experienced first-hand the impact this tournament has on families across the southeast. We look forward to the continued success of this tournament, one of the crown jewels of the TOUR’s Florida Swing.”

“Throughout the first nine years of our partnership, MasterCard has helped raise more than $1.8 million that have directly impacted Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children,” said Arnold Palmer, legendary golf champion and ambassador. “I am looking forward to continuing our partnership over the next four years to deliver a world-class event for our players and fans, while continuing to support the hospitals.”

PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, said: “We’re delighted that MasterCard is continuing its commitment as presenting sponsor of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an association that has greatly benefited the tournament and its support of the Arnold and Winnie Palmer hospitals. MasterCard has been an active sponsor on the PGA TOUR for a number of years, developing a variety of creative campaigns and promotions, and we look forward to continuing this outstanding relationship.”

by Ismail Uddin