We don't know how much golf LeBron James gets to play these days, but we do know he's a fan of the game. And through his LeBron James Family Foundation, he's going to be involved with a new event on the Web.com Tour.
The developmental tour's brand-new DAP Championship, which was announced on Monday, will debut next September as one of the four Web.com Tour Finals events that determine which 50 players earn PGA Tour cards for the following season. It will be played at Cleveland's historic Canterbury Golf Club, and James' foundation will be its charitable beneficicary.
The foundation, based in Akron, will use the proceeds to "positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives," according to a news release. The foundation's executive director, Michele Campbell, explained that "a big part of what we do is involving our community and our students in experiences that enrich their lives, and this is another great opportunity" to help "our students as they work hard to earn their educations."
The Web.com Tour and Canterbury Golf Club reached a three-year agreement for the event, which will be known as the DAP Championship. It'll be the first event in the Web.com Tour Finals and will offer a $1 million purse.
DAP Products Inc., a subsidiary of RPM International, Inc., is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and is a leading manufacturer and supplier of caulks, sealants, adhesives, insulating foam, spackling, glazing and other general patch and repair products. DAP, through its Rust-Oleum brand, is also the title sponsor of the Web.com Tour's Rust-Oleum Championship, which is moving from Cleveland to the Chicago area.