Tickets are limited to 1,300 as Canadian Stephen Ames will tee off with Paul Casey in the Fox Creek Challenge on Tues., July 28, at the Fox Creek Challenge in Dieppe, N.B.
Tickets are $100 and went on sale yesterday, with proceeds going to the Stephen Ames Foundation and junior golf in the area.
The event actually begins on Monday, July 27, with a pro-am at the Graham Cooke design. The following morning, Ames and Casey will tee off in an 18-hole stroke play event at 10:30 a.m.
“I am really looking forward to visiting New Brunswick for the Fox Creek Challenge to compete against Stephen in his home country, but we’ll also have a lot fun with each other and the fans as we raise money for Stephen’s foundation and local junior golf,” said Casey, the winner of the 2009 Shell Houston Open.
“The Fox Creek Challenge promises to be a great event for Paul and me, the fans and for my foundation and junior golf in New Brunswick,” said Ames. “I have heard many wonderful things about Fox Creek and I always enjoy the people and beauty of Atlantic Canada.”
Denis LeBlanc, general manager and co-owner of Fox Creek, added that such a high-profile event will benefit the golf course, as well as the area.
“It’s always been our family’s objective to have an event of this stature at Fox Creek so it’s gratifying to see it come to fruition after working with Nike Golf Canada, especially with top-name professionals like Stephen Ames and Paul Casey,” said LeBlanc.
“We are very pleased to work with the LeBlanc family on this new event which will showcase outstanding Fox Creek Golf Club and provide golf fans with an opportunity to see Stephen Ames and Paul Casey —two great ambassadors of the game — compete in a fun-filled event for charity,” said Vitalis Gomes, director of marketing for Nike Golf Canada.