Vortex Weather Insurance has partnered with organizers of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open to provide rain insurance for last week’s PGA TOUR Champions event at beautiful En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, New York.

Operated by Broome County Community Charities, Inc. (BCCC), the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open has raised over $18 million to charity. BCCC has been the sponsoring organization of professional golf in central New York for over 43 years. Broome Charities’ original mission, founded in 1973, focused 501(c)(3) funding on health organizations with the goal of serving the greatest number of people in their communities. Both the UHS Foundation and the Lourdes Hospital Foundation have been major recipients of BCCC’s annual donations. These contributions are the result of partnerships with DICK’S Sporting Goods, the players of the PGA TOUR and the PGA TOUR Champions.

This year’s event featured a star-studded field including John Daly, Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els, David Duval, Miguel Angel Jimenez and more, giving golf fans in central New York a unique opportunity to see some of the game’s legends up close and personal.

Padraig Harrington won the event with a score of −16, three shots over runner-up Mike Weir (−13). The win earns Harrington his second PGA TOUR Champions win of 2022.

“We were very pleased to partner with Vortex on a rain insurance policy for this year’s event,” said John Karedes, Executive Director of DICK’S Sporting Goods Open. “The entire insurance process was incredibly easy and straightforward. The policy gave us peace of mind knowing that if it rained enough to affect the tournament, the financial loss would be manageable. This has allowed us to focus on our primary goal, which is to provide a premier event experience for golf fans in central New York.”

“Hats to the organizers of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open for providing golf fans in central New York with an absolutely incredible week of golf, entertainment and hospitality,” said Eric Anderson, National Director of Sales, Vortex Weather Insurance. “We’re honored to work with them to provide rain insurance for the event, giving the team peace of mind knowing they don’t have to worry about rain hurting tournament earnings.”

About Vortex Weather Insurance

Vortex Weather Insurance (dba Vortex Insurance Agency, LLC) is a data-driven weather risk insurtech offering a variety of affordable parametric weather index insurance products to businesses. Since 2008, Vortex has provided insurance for outdoor events ranging from motor sports, youth sports, parades, fairs and festivals, outdoor theater and professional golf to haunted houses and holiday light events. Insurance is underwritten by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance USA, Inc. (MSU), which is licensed in all 50 states and has an AM Best rating of A+ (Superior). Weather or not… Vortex it. Contact us at vortexinsurance.com.

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