By Diana Giambona
The WM Phoenix Open 2023 organized the “All day green out” initiative, through which, for every person who wore green Feb. 11, money was donated to nonprofit organizations with a sustainable focus, such as Waste Not, Change the Course and Tribal Renewable Energy Fund.
For every fan, volunteer, player and caddie who wore green, tournament host the Thunderbirds and title sponsor Waste Management raised money for the tournament’s new sustainable communities fund to benefit programs that provide environmental solutions to underserved communities. The 2020 open raised approximately $170,000 for the environmental causes. Figures are not yet available for this year’s “All day green out.”
The Phoenix Open ran from Feb. 9-12, attracting around 500,000 attendees to watch 133 top golfers compete. Scottie Scheffler took home the trophy.
Diana Giambona is a sports media graduate student at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter at @DianaGiambona.