I'm pleased to introduce you to Matt Wadley from Corporate Communications, who is responsible for managing communications for Wells Fargo's marketing efforts, including our sponsorship of the Wells Fargo Championship.
As we've mentioned before on the blog, Wells Fargo aims to weave environmental stewardship into everything we do because through our everyday actions we can make a difference. Matt is here today to share with you how the tournament team is driving sustainability on the greens. Take it away, Matt! (SR)
For the past decade, the event has provided golf fans with world-class competition from the games' top golfers. It's also made a significant impact on important organizations, donating $13.5 million in tournament proceeds.
The Wells Fargo Championship also places a focus on recycling and preserving natural resources. In 2011, the tournament was able to produce impressive results from its "greener" effort thanks to the awareness of patrons, volunteers and support from ReCommunity, who sorted and processed all materials. Working together, the team collected 43 tons of recycled material that included paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum. In addition, the golf course uses a water filtration method to recycle water that is used to maintain the fairways and greens.
This year, just like last, recycling containers will be available all over the golf course, making it easy for patrons to properly dispose of aluminum and plastic.
Wells Fargo recently announced an enhanced commitment to environmental leadership that includes some pretty significant goals for the next 8 years. We're excited that our sponsorship of the Wells Fargo Championship offers yet another avenue to help promote "greener" habits and environmental stewardship.