Today the Evansville Sports Corporation announced that the United Leasing & Finance Championship will return to Victoria National in 2015 and 2016. The Golf Channel will televise the 2015 tournament, scheduled for April 30 – May 3, to 193 countries worldwide.
Jason Sands, Executive Director with Evansville Sports Corporation commented, “The United Leasing & Finance Championship has become a staple event of this community generating millions of dollars for the local economy and more than $350,000 for local charities. We are extremely excited for its return and we want to thank all of the volunteers and corporate and community partners that have made this possible.” Ron Romain, CEO of United Companies, added “We are thrilled to bring world class golf back to southwestern Indiana. The benefits not only to our business, but to our partners, and the community as a whole are immeasurable.”
Tournament Director Patrick Nichol noted one major change coming in 2015: “The committee took a close look at the Web.com tour schedule, and were able to move the event to an earlier spring date, which we believe will be beneficial to the fans, in turn generating more money for our charity partners.” This year’s PGA Tour Web.com event will immediately follow the Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships hosted at Victoria National from April 24 – 26, creating an unprecedented 10 days of championship level golf in southwest Indiana.
The Old National Bank Golf Gives Back check presentation ceremony will take place Thursday, October 16 at 1:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Old National Bank Headquarters in downtown Evansville. During the ceremony, the Old National Bank Golf Gives Back program will distribute a record-setting amount to over 50 local charities.