Every attendee was greeted with a souvenir program and opportunity to win prizes ranging from a new car, a complete Rheem home comfort system, a new kitchen, and a Harley Davidson motorcycle, to Apple iPods, and many other attractive prizes. The Rheem Prestige SeriesÂ® and Ruud Ultra SeriesÂ® high efficiency home comfort systems were also displayed. The 2006 Rheem Classic surpassed the $1 million mark in total contributions to 23 area charities, while assisting the PGA Tour to achieve its "Drive To A Billion" goal.
In the photo at right Darron Stiles of St. Petersburg, Fla., (center), pictured with Frank Fodge (left), Rheem Tournament Operations Director, and Jack Sinkler, division vice president, marketing, won the $90,000 winner's share of the one-half million dollar Rheem Classic purse in a sudden-death playoff over Nationwide Tour rookie, Michael Putnam.
Publication date: 08/21/2006