Zurich renews major PGA sponsorship until 2026 | Insurance Business America
Zurich Insurance has renewed its title sponsorship of the PGA golf tournament, Zurich Classic of New Orleans, until 2026.
The extension was announced on the final day of the 2018 tournament. Zurich North America CEO Kathleen Savio, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and Fore!Kids Foundation CEO Steve Worthy made the announcement together.
Since 2005, Zurich has been the title sponsor of the tournament. The company last signed an extension through 2019. In 2017, the Zurich classic became the PGA Tour’s sole official team event.
“New Orleans has a resilient past with a bright future, and we’re proud to extend our sponsorship of the Zurich Classic, continuing our teamwork with charitable organizations,” commented Savio. “The Zurich Classic is a wonderful opportunity to work side by side on and off the course to create opportunities, overcome challenges and win.”
The company assumed sponsorship of the tournament just months before Hurricane Katrina hit the region, a release noted. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans became the first major sporting event to commit to returning to the city for 2006.
“I can’t say enough about the dedicated support Zurich has provided to the Fore!Kids Foundation and the New Orleans area from the outset of sponsoring the Zurich Classic of New Orleans,” said Monahan. “It really has been an ideal association from the outset, when Zurich became so entrenched in the recovery process following Hurricane Katrina. That bond has continued to grow over the ensuing years and, I’m excited to say, will continue to do so for many more to come.”
“Zurich has been an incredible partner and their support has allowed us to impact the lives of countless children in our region,” added Worthy. “We greatly appreciate their love of our community, and we look forward to our future, working together to make this event and its impact continue to grow.”