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Town, county might support Heritage golf event

Jul 28, 2010 11:18:00 AM - thestate.com
Hilton Head Island and Beaufort County are expected to consider giving up to $1 million each to the foundation that runs the Heritage PGA Tour tournament if it cannot find a new title sponsor for next year's event, officials said Tuesday.

Tournament organizers have searched for months for a successor to Verizon, seeking a new corporate sponsor for $7 million to $8 million per year.

They have spoken with interested executives, said Simon Fraser, chairman of the Heritage Classic Foundation's board of trustees, but those conversations have not yielded fruit.

"It's hard to get people to commit," Fraser said.

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