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Volunteers needed for SAS Championship

Cochran won the SAS Championship in 2013.
Cochran won the SAS Championship in 2013.
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SAS Championship organizers are looking for volunteers to work the Champions Tour event in October at Prestonwood Country Club.

“It’s going to be an exciting time, and for everyone that appreciates the passion of sports and community, we’re pleased to kick off our efforts for the Triangle’s largest golf event,” Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber said.

More than 700 volunteers are needed to support one of the most successful events on the Champions Tour, and there are a number of different committees available; golf knowledge is a plus but not required.

“Volunteering gives our community the opportunity to experience a professional sporting event from behind-the-scenes, interact with the legends of golf and create lasting friendships,” Kleiber said. “After every tournament we hear from our volunteers that it’s one of their favorite weeks of the year, so anyone interested in volunteering should register.”

The SAS Championship is scheduled for Oct. 6-12, with tournament play beginning Friday, Oct. 10. Russ Cochran is the defending champion, winning the event by one stroke last year over David Frost. Cochran birdied the final four holes to hold off Frost.

Ticket options for the SAS Championship feature exclusive hospitality and parking options, including the fan-favorite Eagles’ Nest at 17 green for $100. Each Eagles’ Nest ticket includes a catered lunch, open bar and snacks at the premium hospitality suite located at the pivotal par-5 17th hole.

On-site VIP parking is also available for $100. Each purchaser will be able to park in the same lot as the Champions Tour pros and have their name designated on official tournament signage. Daily tickets, valid one day, are $20 and children 17 and under are admitted free courtesy of the News & Observer.

Volunteer registration and all ticket options are available online at saschampionship.com or by calling 919-531-4653.

J. Eric Eckard writes about all things golf on his second golfer blog. You also can follow him on Twitter.