Arnold Palmer to Be Featured Guest at NBAA 7th Annual Chairman’s Charity Classic

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Arnold PalmerWashington, DC, August 4, 2003 – Golf legend Arnold Palmer will be the featured guest at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 7th Annual Chairman’s Charity Classic golf tournament on Sunday, October 5 at Champions Gate Golf Resort near Orlando, FL. The event will be hosted by NBAA Chairman of the Board George A. Saling of Altria Corporate Services, Inc.

The 2003 Classic will raise funds for Orlando’s Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women, which is dedicated exclusively to serving the special needs of children and women, relying on a family-centered philosophy to create a unique child-based environment. Last year’s Classic raised $47,000 for Challenge Air for Kids & Friends, a Dallas-based organization that offers children with disabilities throughout the United States the opportunity to experience the wonder and thrill of a flight in a small airplane.

This year’s tournament is close to sold out, but sponsorship opportunities are still available. The day’s events are scheduled as follows:

  • Breakfast and registration – 7:00 a.m.
  • Shotgun start – 8:00 a.m.
  • Awards luncheon – approximately 12:45 p.m.

To register for or sponsor this event, contact Tournament Co-Director June DeFontes at (202) 783-9360 or, or visit

The Classic will be held in conjunction with the NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention; for more information, visit

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,300 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.

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