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Brightspot set to host Congressional Pro-Am, featuring Special Olympics and The First Tee

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For the second year in a row, Brightspot will sponsor the Congressional Pro-Am, bringing together a talented group of golfers from Special Olympics, The First Tee, and Troops First Foundation for a memorable day of golf.

On Monday, June 23, 2014, Brightspot will host the Congressional Pro-Am, kicking off the Quicken Loans National PGA Tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

This year will feature an incredible collection of talented golfers from around the country. Foursomes will be comprised of a Special Olympics athlete, a First Tee junior golfer, a wounded veteran from the Troops First Foundation, and a Brightspot partner. “The Congressional Pro Am provides a tremendous opportunity for talented golfers from all walks of life to join together for the first time. We are honored to sponsor this unique event and shine a spotlight on some wonderful individuals who don’t often get this kind of attention,” remarked David Gang, CEO of Brightspot.

Coming from across the United States, the children from Special Olympics and The First Tee will have a trip to remember that extends far beyond a single round of golf. On Tuesday, the young golfers will visit the Brightspot office, meeting with product managers, designers, publishers, and developers, learning what goes in to building a website and being exposed to a variety of career options. After lunch at the Reston Town Center, they will head downtown for a tour of the United States Capitol and visit the Smithsonian museums. On Wednesday, they'll tee it up again for a fun round of golf at the Country Club of Fairfax before heading back downtown for a walking tour of the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and World War II Memorial. On Thursday, the golfers will return to Congressional Country Club to attend the first round of the Quicken Loans National, cheering on the pros they met earlier in the week.

“It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for The First Tee participants to play on the course at Congressional with PGA pros. But what they take away from the entire week will impact them for the rest of their lives,” said Clint Sanchez, Executive Director, The First Tee of Greater Washington, D.C.

Check out the video below for highlights from last year's Pro-Am!

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