ST. LOUIS – On Tuesday, May 14, St. Louis Rams players, coaches and executive staff will tee up at the March of Dimes Missouri Chapter’s annual Challenge for Champions golf tournament at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, Mo.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Rams will serve as a sponsor of the event, along with Purina PetCare. Challenge for Champions is expected to raise more than $150,000 in support of March of Dimes’ efforts to give all babies a chance to be born healthy. Since being established 10 years ago, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for the organization.
This year’s event will feature some exciting new opportunities. Golfers will have the chance to participate in a Silent Auction Draft in which they bid on (draft) Rams players and coaches to join their foursome. In addition, some of the top local restaurants will offer special food and beverage tastings at select holes on the course.
The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. and will feature a “longest drive” and “closest to the pin" competition. The event includes lunch, dinner, open bar and prizes.
Kevin Demoff, Rams executive vice president of football operations/chief operating officer, will serve as the Honorary Chair for Challenge for Champions.
For information on participating in or sponsoring “A Challenge for Champions,” please contact Ann Fisher-Jackson at 314-513-9962.
About March of Dimes
More than 4 million babies were born in the United States last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. March of Dimes has awarded more than $3 million in Missouri; $5 million in Illinois for research and programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. It is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premiere event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com/Missouri.
About the St. Louis Rams
A member of the National Football League, the St. Louis Rams moved to St. Louis in 1995 and delivered a World Championship and two NFC Championships to the Gateway City. Now under the guidance of Head Coach Jeff Fisher, General Manager Les Snead and Executive Vice President of Football Operations/Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff, the Rams are poised to return winning football to the St. Louis community. As a professional sports team, the Rams also recognize their unique ability to help raise both awareness and money for issues and causes relevant to their fans and fellow citizens. The organization is committed to being a valuable civic partner and benefiting the bi-state region 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.stlouisrams.com.