Via Press Release:
Nashville, Tenn. (July 16, 2013) – Christian pop/rock band Tenth Avenue North recently announced the 2013 Tenth Avenue North Classic celebrity golf tournament to take place on August 12. The tournament will be co-hosted by Tenth Avenue North and PGA Tour Winner Kevin Streelman.
Teeing off at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina, the event was organized to support Compassion International and other ministries including CRU-RDU and College Golf Fellowship. Celebrities in attendance will include Tenth Avenue North, rock band NEEDTOBREATHE, six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac, PGA Tour Winner Streelman and a number of other PGA, NFL and NASCAR professional athletes.
“As a band, we are incredibly excited to host our first golf tournament with our close friend PGA Pro Kevin Streelman. We have a passion for golf but also to see the needs of the world met. What better way than to combine the two in support of our longtime partners, Compassion International Cru and College Golf Fellowship.”
– Jeff Owen, Tenth Avenue North
“I am extremely excited to be affiliated with the Tenth Avenue North Classic. To be able to bring together my friends from the PGA Tour, NASCAR, and many of the top performing artists in the music industry is truly a dream come true.”
– Kevin Streelman, PGA Tour Winner
Sponsorship packages are available in varying sizes to participate in the tournament and to support charity partners. All sponsors will receive tickets to the exclusive After Party, which will include a top dining experience and a private concert from Tenth Avenue North, NEEDTOBREATHE and TobyMac.
Fans can enter an online giveaway for a chance to attend by making a $5 donation to the charity partners. The trip package includes airfare and hotels, two spots with a celebrity in the golf tournament and two tickets to the exclusive After Party, VIP dinner and private acoustic concert. For official contest rules and to enter, visit www.tenthavegolf.com.
About Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North comprising members Mike Donehey (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Jason Jamison (drummer), Jeff Owen (electric guitar/background vocals), Ruben Juarez (bass) and Brendon Shirley (keys) first impacted the music community as the best-selling and most played new Christian artist of 2008. In 2009, the group scored No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs Artist Chart with “By Your Side” and reached No. 3 overall for the decade. The breakthrough song recently achieved digital Gold status, according to the RIAA, signifying 500,000 singles sold. Such acclaim earned Tenth Avenue North the New Artist of the Year title at the Gospel Music Association’s 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
The band’s sophomore effort, The Light Meets The Dark (May 2010), debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen Christian SoundScan chart and produced Billboard’s 2011 No. 1 Christian song of the year, “You Are More.” In 2012, Tenth Avenue North released its anticipated third album The Struggle on Aug. 21, with the first single, “Losing,” peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard NCA radio chart. To date, Tenth Avenue North’s debut album, Over and Underneath, has surpassed 420,000 sales, while the band’s combined album sales total more than 700,000.
About Compassion International
In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children to release them from their spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries. Jesus Christ is at the heart of Compassion’s ministry. This corporate commitment drives the content of their program alongside a commitment to biblical principles.
About College Golf Fellowship
Jesus’ call to seek and save the lost drives the heart of College Golf Fellowship to reach out to the world of college golf and beyond with the life changing message of the gospel. As college athletes and coaches are exposed to the explicit gospel and discipled into fully devoted followers of Christ, lives are changed, families are impacted, teams are transformed and ultimately the kingdom of God increases for generations to come. Born out of the PGA Tour Bible Study over 30 years ago, College Golf Fellowship has regional staff that strive to impact future leaders and coaches through outreach banquets, tournament/team visits, Bible studies, individual discipleship and large group retreats at the homes of PGA Tour Professionals.
Cru RDU exists to help high school students develop as spiritual leaders and see their campus as the place God has them to be a part of the Great Commission. Through our partnership with local churches and the college part of Cru, we equip volunteers to develop relationships with high school students and model for them how to live the Christian life. Through our emphasis on prayer and the Spirit-filled life, students learn how to take steps of faith and trust God to use them to leave a legacy on their campus. They live out their faith in their daily lives, taking the initiative to share the Gospel in their natural spheres of influence.
Welcome to Cru RDU!