Waste Management Donates 140,000 Golf Balls to JGAA; Celebrates with Hole-in-One Contest

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Waste Management and the JGAA will kick off the Thunderbird Junior Classic with a Hole-in-One Contest using donated golf balls from the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament. Competing junior golfers, pros and attendees will have a chance to chip the donated balls into Waste Management recycling bins. Contest winner will receive Member’s Passes to the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Waste Management has donated all 140,000 golf balls that were used to assemble the floating logo in the lake at the 18th Hole of the TPC Scottsdale during the 2013 WMPO. These balls would have otherwise been thrown away, but will now be reused by the JGAA, a non-profit that provides, fosters and supports comprehensive golf programs for youth in Arizona.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Arizona Biltmore Golf Club/Driving Range (Home of the Thunderbird Junior Classic)
2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016


Waste Management (WM) is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is one of the largest residential recyclers and also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in North America. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit or


Founded in 1983, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is a non-profit organization that introduces Arizona’s youth to the game of golf and helps junior golfers develop golf and life skills through competitive programs and tournaments. In addition to developing programs at schools and assisting Arizona golf courses with their junior programs, the JGAA conducts more than 100 programs and activities, including etiquette clinics, tournaments, and college prep seminars throughout Arizona each year. The JGAA awards two scholarship funds annually to high school senior members of the JGAA for their college education – the Tres Arnold and the John Wolfinger Memorial College Scholarships. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2013, JGAA’s strong belief in teamwork and cooperation continues to guide the organization and is instilled in all of its members.


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