Neediest Kids Championship is Oct 4-7, 2012 at TPC Avenel

Next week (Oct 1-7, 2012) the Tour rolls into town making its stop at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland for the Neediest Kids Championship.

This event is the next generation of the Melwood Open event that was on the Nationwide Tour. has replaced Nationwide as sponsor and Neediest Kids has replaced Melwood as the charity.

Each year, the Tour’s Neediest Kids Championship attracts some of the world’s best golfers to the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area for a week of world-class golf competition and fun activities for the entire family to enjoy.

Family Day presented by Dominion Power will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 and will feature moon bounces, face painting, cotton candy machines, a youth golf clinic as well as a trick-shot clinic, and a grand finale Fireworks Show presented by The Burger Joint.

Tickets start at only $10, which makes this an affordable way to take the whole family to see some professional golf.

Also, all children 18 and under are admitted free of charge. And, military personnel receive complimentary admission courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

Here are some highlights of the week…

Monday – October 1, 2012

Army Ranger Paratroopers – 10:45 am

Scottish Bagpiper Ceremony on the 18th Green

Birdies for the Brave Pro-Am shotgun start – 11:00 am

Tuesday – October 2, 2012

Player Practice Day

Executive Women’s Breakfast hosted by WUSA 9 JC Hayward – 8:00 am

Celebrity shootout – 4:00 pm

Wednesday – October 3, 2012

Gary Williams Pro-Am presented by EMCOR (tee times) – 7:00 am

Thursday – October 4, 2012

First Round Professional Play – 144 players

Friday – October 5, 2012

Second Round Professional Play – 144 players

Field Cut – Low 60 + ties

Saturday – October 6, 2012

Third Round Professional Play

Family Day presented by Dominion Power – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Youth Golf Clinic presented by Buffalo Wild Wings – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Dennis Walters Golf Show – 6:00 pm

Fireworks Show presented by The Burger Joint – 7:30pm

Sunday – October 7, 2012

Final Round Professional Play

Military Honorary Observers presented by Omnitec Solutions
For the full schedule and to purchase tickets visit

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