Pro Football Hall of Fame, James Hardie team up to create innovative PGA TOUR Champions event
James Hardie Pro Football Hall of Fame Invitational to debut in 2025, feature dozens of Enshrinees; will support Habitat For Humanity, First Tee
CANTON, OHIO — The Pro Football Hall of Fame, PGA TOUR Champions and James Hardie (NYSE: JHX), a leader in North American home building products, today unveiled an innovative new tournament that will pair legends of golf and football.
The inaugural James Hardie Pro Football Hall of Fame Invitational will be hosted March 31 to April 6, 2025, at the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Fla. The tournament will feature a field of 78 PGA TOUR Champions players competing for a purse of $2.2 million. Playing alongside the Champions Tour players will be 26 football legends who will tee it up Friday and Saturday of the three-day event, which will be televised on the Golf Channel.
“We are thrilled about the possibilities created through our new partnerships with James Hardie and the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” PGA TOUR Champions President Miller Brady said. “PGA TOUR Champions features the legends of golf competing each week, and this event offers the unique opportunity for them to tee it up alongside iconic football players, creating an unforgettable experience for both players and fans. This event also will have tremendous impact in the South Florida community, especially when you infuse a purpose-driven company like James Hardie into the mix.”
James Hardie has committed to a multi-year partnership to serve as title sponsor of the event.
“We’re filled with anticipation to see the legends of golf and football together on the course, but we’re most excited about the possibilities this platform will offer us to activate our purpose, Building A Better Future for All,” said Aaron Erter, chief executive officer of James Hardie. “As part of our commitment to help build more resilient communities, I’m proud to announce Habitat for Humanity International and First Tee will serve as the cornerstone charity partners of the James Hardie Pro Football Hall of Fame Invitational. This will allow us to continue our long-standing support of Habitat’s vision to ensure everyone has a decent place to live, as well as help kids build the strength of character to weather a lifetime of new challenges through the incredible First Tee life-skills curriculum.”
The James Hardie Pro Football Hall of Fame Invitational also will support the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation as the Official Healthcare Partner of the tournament.
Jim Porter, President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, expressed similar sentiments about the partnership: “The Pro Football Hall of Fame stands for excellence — and the same can be said of everyone associated with the innovative new tournament. We are proud to join world-class manufacturer James Hardie in bringing together legends from the Hall and PGA TOUR Champions at the renown Old Course at Broken Sound. Knowing that this partnership will benefit Habitat for Humanity and First Tee only adds to the significance of what promises to be an amazing collaboration that will benefit people in many communities across the country.”
The James Hardie Pro Football Hall of Fame Invitational will be managed by Pro Links Sports, a nationally recognized sports marketing and event management firm that assists in running several PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions tournaments.
For more information about the James Hardie Pro Football Hall of Fame Invitational, please visit JamesHardieInvitational.com. You can also learn more about the PGA TOUR Champions at PGATOUR.com, the Pro Football Hall of Fame at ProFootballHOF.com and James Hardie at JamesHardie.com.
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