Friday, April 13, 2007

AirTran Airways Tees Up for Charity

ORLANDO, Fla. — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., announced today that on Monday, May 7, 2007, the airline will sponsor the Keith Brooking Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Georgia Tech Golf Club in Alpharetta. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Keith Brooking Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to serving foster children and the agencies that serve and support them throughout the metro Atlanta area.

Brooking is known less for making putts and more for making tackles as a linebacker for Georgia Tech and now Atlanta's home team. However, the Georgia native is proud to "get in the swing of things" and partner with AirTran Airways to give back to a community that has supported Brooking since his days at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Ga.

"AirTran Airways is an active community sponsor, and we are proud to help support a worthy organization like the Keith Brooking Foundation," said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of sales and marketing for AirTran Airways. "It doesn't get any better than enjoying a delicious barbecue dinner and spending an afternoon on the golf course -- especially when it's all for a good cause."

Tournament participants will play a memorable 18-hole course and partake in a lip-smacking dinner from LowCountry BBQ while mingling with celebrity guests. They will also have the opportunity to take photos with Keith Brooking and participate in a brief live auction. For playing in the tournament, golfers will receive a gift package that includes an autographed Keith Brooking jersey, all for $2,000 per foursome.

For more information or to register for the Keith Brooking Celebrity Golf Tournament, visit keithbrookingfoundation.org or contact Executive Director Gina Weathersby at 770-683-4377. For a sneak preview of one of the finest golf courses in the state of Georgia, visit georgiatechclub.com.

AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company and one of America's largest low- fare airlines with more than 8,000 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates more than 700 daily flights to 56 destinations. The airline's hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier.

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