The International Green Energy Council Becomes Collaborative Partner for the Allianz Championship

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The International Green Energy Council has been commissioned to assist in the “greening” of the Allianz Championship to be held at the Broken Sound Golf Course and Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida the week of February 6-12, 2012.

“The Allianz Championship is thrilled to be partnering with the International Green Energy Council in its goal to be the benchmark of eco-friendly Professional golf tournaments around the world,” Said Ryan Dillon, Tournament Director, Allianz Championship.

“Our organization takes this opportunity very seriously because the sustainability of the golfing community is paramount to its future” said IGEC Secretary General, Ralph Avallone. “We are committed to assist Allianz in making this PGA Champions Tour event the “greenest” and most sustainable in the history of the sport,” continued Avallone.

This opportunity was brought about through the leadership of Mr. John Crean, COO of Broken Sound, who has made a considerable effort over the last four years to make the community and the course one of the most highly-recognized sustainable courses in the world.. Mr. Crean’s efforts achieved a GEO (Golf Environmental Organization) designation last year, making Broken Sound only the second golf course in North America to achieve this esteemed designation.

“We are committed to go from the broom closets to all four corners of the course and leave no stone unturned in regards to the sustainability of the Allianz Championship.” said Avallone. The IGEC will present green technologies and educational platforms for all who attend the event, including integration of water conservation and green technologies to educational kiosks throughout the venues.

“Our goal is to ensure that the sport continues to flourish while educating its players and spectators about the importance of environmental stewardship” said Avallone.

For those interested in contributing a technology that can be incorporated into the Allianz Championship, please contact the International Green Energy Council at[email protected]

About The International Green Energy Council 

The IGEC is an International advocacy association comprised of individuals and companies that promote “Green” (sustainable) forms of energy production, renewable energy sources, and sustainable design practices and advanced thinking in utilizing education and information for the promotion of being better stewards of our environment. The IGEC is comprised of renewable energy companies, developers, builders, material suppliers, subcontractors, consultants, lending institutions, utilities, installers, designers, manufacturers, engineers, inspectors, consultants and others involved in and out of the “green” community.


About Allianz Championship

In addition to bringing the legendary champions of golf to Boca Raton for a celebrated week-long PGA Champions Tour event, the Allianz Championship will be driving all net proceeds to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Florida will play host to the event Feb. 6-12, 2012. The Allianz Championship with a purse of $1.8 million, is the Champions Tour’s first tournament of the early-season Florida swing with the Golf Channel televising live all three rounds of  the championship from The Old Course at Broken Sound Club. The tournament is free to the public with free parking and shuttles. for updates, to purchase VIP and skybox tickets, and learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

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