Red Banyan Group client Turning Stone Resort Casino is hosting its seventh annual Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) Challenge today. This year’s Challenge features eight of the best PGA TOUR Professionals competing in a Team USA vs. Team International format to raise awareness and build support for the foundation’s mission of supporting the Native American youth. Tiger Woods, the 14-time Major champion is at Turning Stone and will attend several tournament events, although a recent injury is preventing him from teeing off in this year’s NB3F challenge.
Erik Compton and Patrick Reed will represent one of the Team USA groups. Compton is a former Palmer Cup and Walker Cup team member, and Reed is a three-time PGA TOUR champion and a member of the upcoming 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team. Begay, along with Jimmy Walker, currently standing in second place in the FedEx Cup race, round out Team USA.
The talented pair of Jonas Blixt, runner-up in The Masters in 2014 with two PGA TOUR victories, and Angel Cabrera, a two-time Major champion and four-time Presidents Cup team member with 42 global victories, are joining forces to represent Team International. They’re joined by Louis Oosthuizen, 2010 British Open Champion and former Presidents Cup participant with 12 global victories, and the winner of the 2011 Bob Hope Classic, Jhonattan Vegas.
Hosted at Turning Stone Resort Casino’s Atunyote Golf Club, the NB3 Challenge will once again bring together the top professional golfers in the world to raise awareness for issues facing Native American youth. Tournament proceeds will go to programs supporting Native communities, including youth leadership development initiatives and support for the health and wellness of Native American children.