St. Catherine Foundation, All-Pro Tour partnering on Pro-Am

(GARDEN CITY, KAN.) The St. Catherine Hospital Development Foundation and the All-Pro Tour today announced a three-year agreement, starting in 2020, to continue the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am benefit golf tournament.

The tournament will feature a new format and date, moving from its usual early August time slot to early June. The APT announced the partnership in a press release, which is included below in its entirety.

St. Catherine Hospital Development Foundation and All-Pro Tour Team Up For 2020 Southwest Kansas Pro-Am

Dallas TX - October 1, 2019 - The All-Pro Tour is pleased to announce that it has signed a three-year agreement with St. Catherine Hospital Development Foundation beginning in June of 2020. The partnership is designed to continue and grow one of the longest-running tournaments in the country, the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am . The tournament will feature a new format and an earlier date in 2020.

“It is with great excitement that we are moving forward to secure the future of the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am by joining forces with the Adams Golf Tour. With this merger, there will be many changes necessary, not the least of which will be a new date in early June. One of the many highlights will be a full field of quality golf professionals joining us in our two-day Pro-Am. We are looking forward to the future and what the Pro-Am can become as we continue to build on this past year's record donation to St Catherine and the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. As the saying goes... Failure is not fatal but failure to change can be. We are looking forward to everyone joining us as we take this next big step,” said Kent Colvin, tournament founder and SWKS Pro-Am Board member

The 36th Southwest Kansas Pro-Am will be held June 8-13, 2020, with a more traditional PGA-style schedule of events, including an early week pro-am and a 72-hole championship finishing on Saturday, June 13. Tour officials expect over 132 of the best PGA Tour hopefuls from as far away as Australia, England, and South America to compete in the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am . The pro tournament will boast an estimated $130,000 purse, with the champion taking home $25,000. Proceeds of the Pro-Am event will benefit St. Catherine Hospital Development Foundation.

“We are excited to be working with St Catherine Hospital again at the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am. The tournament has such a rich history and is played on two of the best courses in Kansas. We expect the tournament to have one of the strongest fields of the year with the new date and format,” said Gary DeSerrano, President of All-Pro Tour. What started as a golf tournament with the mission to bring professional golf to southwest Kansas and allow amateurs to play with pros, has turned into a great tournament with a HEART for babies! The SWKS Pro-Am benefits the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at St. Catherine Hospital, and for the last 40 years has raised over $1M for this very worthy cause. The babies of western Kansas deserve the best care, and supporting the SWKS Pro-Am makes that happen. These funds provide necessary dollars to maintain a high level of care and education required for an NICU. The volunteers, participants, and sponsors are truly assisting St. Catherine Hospital in making sure each baby born in southwest Kansas has a healthy start! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact St. Catherine Hospital Development Foundation Stewardship Coordinator Paige Kraus at 620-272-2376 or PaigeKraus@Centura.Org.

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About the APT
The All-Pro Tour (APT) represents one of the best development opportunities for golf professionals in the USA to hone their competitive skills while preparing for a life on the PGA Tours. Past players include Bubba Watson and Ryan Palmer. APT fields consist of recent college graduates, conditional members of the PGA and Korn Ferry Tours, as well as players from Canada and South American.

About the St. Catherine Hospital Development Foundation
St. Catherine Hospital Development Foundation is a separate, non-profit organization formed to support health care facilities and programs serving the people of western Kansas. If you would like more information regarding this event, please call Gary DeSerrano at 817-567-3654 or garyd@kgsportsco.com.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

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