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3 Questions about the PGA Tour Champions tournament in Akron this summer

A student reporter takes a swing to learn about the Kaulig Companies Championship golf tournament.

AKRON, Ohio — The Kaulig Companies Championship is a golf tournament hosted at Firestone Country Club in Akron. This year, the event is July 13th to the 16th. The Kaulig Companies Championship is one of five major events on the PGA Tour Champions calendar. 

Recently, the Executive Director of the Kaulig Companies Championship, Don Padgett, sat down with a student reporter from the I Promise News Team.

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Padgett recalls his favorite memorable moments from 20 years working on the PGA Tour, what he is looking forward to this year, and who the Ambassador of Gold Award has honored.

The Kaulig Companies Championship, PGA TOUR Champions and Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation will name NBA champion Stephen Curry as the 2023 recipient of the Ambassador of Golf Award. Curry will be recognized the evening of Saturday, July 8, 2023 at the Ambassador of Golf event, presented by the FirstEnergy Foundation, at Firestone Country Club. The award, which benefits the Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation, honors a person who has fostered the ideals of the game on an international level and whose concerns for others extends beyond the golf course.

“3 Questions” can be seen on “What’s New” at 4pm on Fridays. The interviews are recorded at the Kaulig Media Lab at the I Promise School. The project is a partnership between Kaulig Companies, LeBron James Family Foundation & WKYC Studios.

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