Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial to be hosted at TPC Louisiana
Avondale, La. – TPC Louisiana will be host to one of the premier junior golf tournaments in the region on December 29-30 as participants from across the country and world will be competing for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship.
The Kelly Gibson Foundation, in partnership with Allstate Sugar Bowl, produces the event featuring 84 nationally top-ranked boys and girls. Divisions include Boys 13-18 and Girls 13-18. Taylor Capouch is Executive Director of the Kelly Gibson Foundation, and spoke about the strength of this year’s field.
“In a year where so much has been uncertain, golf has been surging, and we’re pleased that so many talented young men and women want to compete in our event,” said Capouch.
TPC Louisiana, host of the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic, will be the host facility of the event for the fourth time, and Luke Farabaugh, General Manager at TPC Louisiana, talked about their involvement.
“As a facility manager, we pride ourselves to host the best tournaments in the state, and we look forward to having the best juniors from across the country and world,” said Farabaugh.
This is the 10th year that the Allstate Sugar Bowl will be the title sponsor of the Tommy Moore Memorial. Ralph Capitelli, President of the Sugar Bowl Committee, commented on this year’s tournament.
“This has been a challenging year for everybody, but we are excited that the Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship will be teeing off as usual just before our Sugar Bowl Football Classic,” said Capitelli. “Our friends at the Kelly Gibson Foundation have brought together a tremendous field of competitors and we know they’ll do an excellent job with the event,” said Capitelli.
The 87th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, which will double as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, is scheduled to be played on Friday, January 1, as No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State face off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. While the Sugar Bowl is well-known as one of the premier college football bowl games, it has also been a key part of the local sports scene by hosting and sponsoring events in a wide-range of sports since its inception in 1934. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors thousands of student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.7 billion into the local economy in the last decade.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial is named after the late Tommy Moore, who was the most accomplished junior golfer to ever emerge from the New Orleans area. In 1980, Tommy was ranked #1 in the Golf Digest Junior World Rankings and went on to have a decorated collegiate career at Oklahoma State University where he was an All-American, National Champion, and Academic All-American.
After playing on the PGA TOUR for three seasons, Tommy Moore’s life was cut short at the young age of 35 due to a rare blood disease. In his memory, the Kelly Gibson Foundation is proud to partner with the Allstate Sugar Bowl to host a national event that recognizes the impact Tommy made on junior golf and the New Orleans community.
The Kelly Gibson Foundation was founded as Feed the Relief, Inc. by Kelly and Elizabeth Gibson in September of 2005 with the idea of providing necessary support for the front line first responders to Hurricane Katrina. In 2010, Feed the Relief, a 501(c)3 corporation, changed its name to the Kelly Gibson Foundation, and expanded its scope to enrich the lives of children through athletics. Their mission is to provide support to first responders and military personnel, with a focus on youth athletics. For more information, please visit www.kellygibsonfoundation.org.
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