The contribution from Palmer's PGA Tour event at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida, will be directed to the U. S. Golf Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, which is a combined effort by the PGA Tour, PGA of America, United States Golf Association, Augusta National Golf Club, Golf Course Superintendents Association, and LPGA.
"Our thoughts and prayers recently have been with the people of Louisiana and Mississippi who have suffered so much because of Hurricane Katrina," Palmer said. "We are extending our charitable contributions this year and joining with the other golf organizations to lend our support."
The principal charitable beneficiary of the Bay Hill Invitational presented by MasterCard is the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women. The 28th annual tournament at the Bay Hill Club is scheduled for the week of March 13-19, 2006, featuring defending champion Kenny Perry and many others among the world's highest-ranking golfers.