Saturday's third round of the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open drew a single-round record of 201,003 golf fans to TPC Scottsdale. But many of these attendees blended in with the grass, because they were all told to wear green for today’s “Green Out.”
Fox 10's Courtney Griffin found out why.
“Isn't it Green Day today? It is, but do you know why you wear green? Because of the Waste Management Open, right?
“Do you know why everyone wears green today...yeah, because it's a zero output. They totally recycle everything today, every day here at the Open.”
Close, but no cigar.
We asked these guys from Minnesota if they knew…
“Do you know why you wear green today? Because it's Saturday? No, all of you guys wearing green… you're raising money for charity. Seriously? I didn't know that.”
For every person wearing green today, a dollar was donated to one of three charities.
“This year we have selected Change the Course, which is a water restoration project of Arizona Recycling Coalition to further recycling in the state of Arizona, and Arizona Solid Waste Association of North America, who looks at a more environmentally friendly way to dispose of the waste that we manage,” says Janette Micelli.
Plus it's always fun to get dressed up for something. These fans sure don't mind.
“It's to promote recycling and being green with the environment.”
In the last 3 years, zero waste from the Phoenix Open has gone to a landfill.
Now that's something to celebrate!
We're told there are spotters that search and estimate just how many people are wearing green throughout the day.
Tonight, officials with the Waste Management Phoenix Open told us today’s “Green Out” raised $100,000 for three non-profit environmental organizations.