Imagine hitting a golf ball around the world? That’s the challenge being presented by the Presidents Cup and its Global Partner, Citi.
From now through October 1, people will put their long ball to the test in mobile golf simulators around New York and New Jersey in a collective attempt to drive a ball 43,825,760 yards — the same distance it would take to circle the earth.
In honor of the virtual ball’s trip, Citi is donating enough money to provide one million meals to No Kid Hungry, which works to end childhood hunger in the U.S. by providing kids with nutritious meals and teaching families how to cook healthy.
“We are proud to partner with the Presidents Cup and are sponsoring the Citi 44 Million Yard Challenge for several important reasons – the ability to engage our community in a fun and interactive event, an opportunity to contribute to the important work done by No Kid Hungry and, as a bank with operations in almost 100 countries, it’s a great way to highlight the global appeal of golf and sports more generally. It’s also a way to teach participants a new fun fact – the earth’s circumference is 44 million yards!” Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Citi, said.
“We are thrilled to partner with Citi for the Citi 44 Million Yard Challenge to help celebrate the global impact of the Presidents Cup,” Presidents Cup Executive Director Matt Kamienski added. “This initiative will provide the opportunity for thousands of fans throughout New York and New Jersey, and even more fans globally through social media, to experience the Presidents Cup in a fun and interactive way.”
Tour stops include:
- Citi Summer Streets, Astor Place on Saturday, August 19
- A private event at Liberty National Golf Club on Monday, August 21
- The Oculus World Trade Center on Sunday, September 3
- Citi Field on Friday, September 8
- Union Square on Tuesday, September 12
- TopGolf, Edison NJ on Saturday, September 16
- Pier A, Battery Park on Thursday, September 21
The Citi 44 Million Yard Challenge will also be at the Citi Interactive Zone at Liberty National Golf Club, and will be open to all tournament attendees throughout the week.
So, if you’re in one of these areas, get out there, hit them far and use the hashtag “#Citi44MilYards.”