Suntrust Mastercard Holders to Receive Free Tickets To Finals Of Nationwide Tour Championship At Daniel Island

October 24, 2011

Up to Three Guests to be Granted Admission with Cardholder

CHARLESTON, SC – October 24, 2011 – The Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island has partnered with SunTrust to offer free tickets to all SunTrust MasterCard cardholders, and up to three of their guests, to final round play on Sunday, October 30, 2011.  SunTrust has been a Premier level sponsor of the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island since 2009.  The Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, scheduled October 24-30, 2011, is the Tour’s exciting season-ending event where the top 60 money winners compete for 25 PGA TOUR cards and a spot on the 2012 PGA TOUR.

“SunTrust is providing their customers access to one of the most exciting moments in professional golf, as sixty world-class golfers battle it out in the finals trying to earn their PGA TOUR cards.  We’ve had a great relationship with SunTrust for three consecutive years, and we’re very happy to help them reward their customers with this fantastic opportunity,” said Denis J. Gallagher, tournament chairman of the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, and chairman of the Student Transportation of America Education Foundation (STAEF).

SunTrust MasterCard cardholders can acquire their complimentary tickets at the venue’s ticket office, located adjacent to the main entrance, 7:00 am until 4:00 pm daily, from October 24 – 30.

In addition to this ticket promotion, SunTrust will have a large on-site presence throughout the tournament, including a Sponsor Row booth where they will offer golfers of all ages a chance to win valuable prizes for participating in a daily putting contest located at the 19th Hole.  They are also the presenting sponsor of the Carolina Studios Celebrity Pro Am Jam, featuring Mark Bryan, Branford Marsalis, Pat Green, and Johnny Lee, scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 25.

Gallagher added, “It greatly adds to an event when a sponsor chooses to engage spectators in such exciting ways.  SunTrust always makes full use of their activation opportunities, and I know our fans will appreciate all of the memories generated from their interaction with this brand and our tournament.”

About SunTrust

SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation’s largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of June 30, 2011, SunTrust had total assets of $172.2 billion and total deposits of $124.9 billion. The Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking services. SunTrust’s Internet address is

About the STA Education Foundation

Created in 2003, STAEF is the philanthropic arm of Student Transportation, Inc. (STA), the third largest and most progressive school transportation provider in the country.  The Foundation is a public charity that focuses the experience of the company and the talents of more than 7,000 employees on local fundraising and advancing the educational opportunities available to the more than 500,000 students it safely transports daily.

The Foundation has raised nearly $200,000 and awarded 100 scholarships to students who demonstrate academic achievement, community service and leadership.  For more information about the STA Education Foundation, please visit and

About the Nationwide Tour

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Nationwide Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, two out of three PGA TOUR members are Nationwide Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 320 PGA TOUR titles, including 14 majors and four PLAYERS Championships. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards will be at stake over the course of 26 events in 2011. Nationwide Insurance is the Tour’s umbrella sponsor through 2012. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 2,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.6 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter and Facebook.