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Tour pros honor Uvalde shooting victims at Charles Schwab Challenge
PGA Tour players are wearing ribbons at this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge to honor victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
It is a small gesture in the grand scheme of things, but a meaningful one, especially as the tournament is held at Colonial C.C. in Fort Worth—some 350 miles from Robb Elementary School, where 19 children and two teachers were killed and another 18 injured after an 18-year-old opened fire using an AR-15.
Along with the ribbons, tour players were encouraged to show support by writing Robb Elementary’s motto—”Live. Learn. Love. Lead”—on their hats, shoes and gloves.
Also on Thursday morning PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan released a statement.
“The PGA Tour is heartbroken by the tragedy and lives lost at Robb Elementary School,” Monahan said. “The tour has such a strong presence in Texas—including this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge—and we are joining with our numerous Texas-based tournaments across all three tours in supporting VictimsFirst to assist families of the deceased and survivors.”
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