If you’re a fan of golf you’re going to want to be in Napa this week for the Frys.com Open FedEx Cup tournament. The event, held at the Silverado Resort and Spa, runs through October 18th and promises to be an incredible event for participants and spectators alike.
First and foremost, it’s important to acknowledge that proceeds from this long-standing tradition do benefit charity. The primary tournament beneficiary is the American Institute of Mathematics. Founded in 1994 by John Fry, AIM’s main goal is to help broaden awareness of and participation in mathematical sciences at all levels of life. The organization works with young students just learning about creative problem solving as well as with professional mathematicians working on some of today’s most important problems.
The American Institute of Mathematics puts on almost 2 dozens workshops each year and focuses research efforts on both pure and applied mathematics. The Math Teachers’ Network helps middle school teachers encourage students. The group also partners with the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals group to bring one-day events to school-age children throughout the country.
Exploring the Tournament and Expo
As of right now, the Good Any Day tickets are sold out. You can still purchase daily tickets ranging from $30 to $50, with the lowest price on Wednesday, 10/14 and incremental price increases each day as the tournament progresses. You can also still purchase a season ticket for $175, which will allow you access to the tournament grounds from Wednesday through Sunday. Youth ages 14 and under are complimentary with accompanied by a paid adult (one child per adult). Parking is $10.
Active duty, military reserve, national guard, military retirees, military veterans, police officers, fire fighters, and EMTS are welcome to one complimentary pass for each day of the Frys.com open. Click here to learn how to claim your complimentary vouchers.
If you’re a golf fan and want to visit Napa, this week is the time to do it. Ask your Napa hotel concierge for information on getting to and from the resort for the Frys event – and enjoy!