LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced a 10-member host committee that will organize the PGA Championship in 2014.
“This tournament is not only a great sporting event, it’s also a chance for our city to shine in front of a global audience – and it will be a big boost for our economy,” Fischer said.
Committee members include Brett Sterba (PGA Championship Director), Kennedy Helm (Louisville Attorney), Steve McMillen (Kentucky PGA section), Mary Ellen Wiederwohl and Mike Maloney (Mayor’s office), Marty Storch (Louisville Metro Parks), Jim Wood (Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau), Jamie Link (Office of Gov. Steve Beshear), and Mike Mangeot (Kentucky Dept. of Travel and Tourism).
The PGA of America also announced a $25,000 donation to the city of Louisville to help fund programs in reducing youth violence. This money comes as the first charitable donation given to the Mayor’s new initiative to reduce violence in the city.
The PGA Championship will be played August 4-10, 2014 at the Valhalla Golf Course.