PHOENIX — Waste Management, the PGA TOUR and Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament host The Thunderbirds have announced a 10-year sponsorship extension.
The extension becomes effective upon completion of the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
“The Waste Management Phoenix Open has been a very successful partnership and we set the bar high for sustainability in sports,” said David Steiner, Waste Management president and CEO. “This title sponsorship has engaged our customers, elevated our brand, told our transformation story, and afforded us the real privilege of educating hundreds of thousands of individuals on ways to lead a more sustainable lifestyle at home, in our communities and at our workplaces. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the PGA TOUR and The Thunderbirds and keeping the Waste Management Phoenix Open the greatest — and greenest — show on grass.”
The Waste Management Open is not only the PGA TOUR’s most highly attended tournament (it draws more than 500,000 spectators each year), it is also known for its sustainability initiatives such as the Zero-Waste Challenge.
“We are very excited to be continuing our relationship with Waste Management,” said Tom King, big chief of The Thunderbirds. “While not unprecedented, a 10-year extension is a true sign of Waste Management’s commitment to the game of golf, their ongoing sustainability efforts and The Thunderbirds’ ability to continue to enhance the lives of those in need through charitable giving.”