May 27, 2016
Mediacom Business Press Release
Mediacom Business Named Official Provider of Broadband Services for Principal Charity Classic Presented by Wells Fargo
Des Moines, IA - May 27, 2016 – Mediacom Business, a division of Mediacom Communications Corporation, is pleased to announce that it will once again serve as the official provider of data, voice and video services during the Principal Charity Classic presented by Wells Fargo, the annual PGA TOUR Champions event held at historic Wakonda Club in Des Moines. The 2016 tournament will take place May 31-June 5.
This year, Principal® is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its title sponsorship of the tournament, which is focused on raising funds for Iowa children’s charities. The event has raised more than $7.7 million for charity in the past nine years, with a record 77,000+ fans in attendance at the 2015 tournament.
Dan Templin, SVP of Mediacom Business, said the Company’s Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions™ are key operational systems for the event: “The Principal Charity Classic is a 15-year customer, and just as the tournament has continued to grow in size and scope, so have its needs for advanced broadband.”
Mediacom Business has installed three miles of fiber optic cable to connect Wakonda Club and to support the needs of the PGA TOUR Champions, news media outlets, player-participants and spectators.
“We’ll power the official Principal Charity Classic media center so all news outlets can simultaneously file stories and live updates, including the uploading of both video and pictures,” Templin said. “Our services will also be utilized by an on-site Weather Channel meteorologist to provide critical weather updates to tournament officials."
“Players and spectators will enjoy courtesy feeds of 24 high-definition programming channels, including the Golf Channel and live scoring scrolls, which will run on 150 televisions placed around the course, in the sky boxes, and throughout the clubhouse and Champions Club. And of course we’ll provide all attendees with wireless broadband to connect their mobile devices.”
Principal Charity Classic Tournament Director Greg Conrad said Mediacom Business plays a critical role in the event’s success.
“The ability to provide live-scoring and real-time information is critical to our event, and reliable connections are a must for news media and spectators alike,” Conrad said. “Mediacom Business has a long history working with us, and we appreciate their excellent customer care and attention to detail. We’re glad to have them on board again this year as the Principal Charity Classic’s official provider of broadband services.”
For more information about the Principal Charity Classic, visit www.principalcharityclassic.com.
About the Principal Charity Classic
The Principal Charity Classic presented by Wells Fargo is an annual PGA TOUR Champions event focused on philanthropic giving. This premier golf event raises contributions for the tournament’s “FORE Our Kids” charities, including: 1) Tournament Charity Partners, select organizations that provide a broad level of support to children of Iowa in the areas of education and culture, financial security and stability, and/or health and wellness. These organizations are supported through net proceeds of the tournament; and 2) Birdies for Charity Partners, which includes more than 100 additional children’s charities across Iowa that receive support through individual pledges and contributions made prior to and during the tournament.
The 2016 Principal Charity Classic tournament will be played May 31-June 5 at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information on the charities and the tournament, visit principalcharityclassic.com, or via Facebook or Twitter.
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About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golfers age 50 and older, with the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game - including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame, which compete regularly in its events. PGA TOUR Champions is where Legends play, and is home to The Ultimate Clubhouse. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The primary purpose of PGA TOUR Champions is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2016, the newly-introduced Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs will identify and recognize the Tour’s leading player via a season-long race for the Charles Schwab Cup. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Greg McLaughlin is President of PGA TOUR Champions. The PGA TOUR’s website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.
About Mediacom Communications
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the sixth largest cable operator in the U.S. serving about 1.3 million customers in smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Mediacom Broadband LLC and Mediacom LLC. Mediacom offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services to households and businesses, including video, high-speed data, phone, and home security and automation. Through Mediacom Business, the company provides innovative broadband solutions to commercial and public sector customers of all sizes, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at www.mediacomcc.com.
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