Volunteer Opportunity


BENTON HARBOR, Mich. - Although all public volunteer positions for the 2012 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid have been filled, 100 Scholarship Volunteer positions are available through the Consortium for Community Development.

"One of the overriding objectives of the Consortium for Community Development's participation in the Senior PGA Championship is not only to support such a world-class undertaking, but use the opportunity to bring diverse residents together to meet other volunteers from the community and region," said President and CEO Marcus Robinson. "We want to reassure as many local residents that want to participate in the event have the opportunity to do so. Thanks to the generosity of Whirlpool Corporation Community Relations, we are able to make scholarships available to cover the volunteer fee."

Residents of the host communities are eligible if they are currently participants in or sponsored by a Consortium for Community Development partner agency assistance program. Partner agencies of the Consortium for Community Development include the following: Heartland Alliance-The Opportunity Center, Berrien County Health Department, United Way of Southwest Michigan, Band of Brethren in Christ, Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor, First Tee, Michigan Works!, Harbor Habitat for Humanity, Department of Human Services, and Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency.

Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are limited to 100 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in learning more or applying for a scholarship are encouraged to contact the Consortium for Community Development at (269) 277-5500, or visit their offices located at 88 W. Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor to complete an application.

About the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid

The Senior PGA Championship began in 1937 at Augusta National Golf Club at the invitation of Bobby Jones, and has since featured the games legendary stars that have reached the age of 50. Paul Azinger, Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, Jay Haas, Hale Irwin, Peter Jacobsen, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Greg Norman, Andy North, Mark O'Meara, Corey Pavin, Nick Price, Craig Stadler, Curtis Strange, Tom Watson, and Fuzzy Zoeller are among the 156 players eligible to compete for the coveted Alfred S. Bourne Trophy next year at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores. The Senior PGA Championship also will feature 12 hours of live television coverage on NBC and Golf Channel, with viewership in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.

About KitchenAid

Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Over 90 years later, the KitchenAid brand now offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars. To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand*, visit Based on a 2010 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals

About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of more than $18 billion in 2010, 71,000 employees, and 66 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world.  The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world.  Additional information about the company can be found at

About The PGA of America

Celebrating its 95th year, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in a multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.