The community tournament tees off May 20 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa


Rancho Mirage, California (May 4, 2021): On May 20, the Greater Palm Springs Tourism Foundation will hold a fundraiser golf tournament at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa to continue its mission to provide scholarship opportunities for local students and other programming in the hospitality, convention and tourism industries. In 2020, working with OneFuture Coachella Valley, the Greater Palm Springs Tourism Foundation was able to provide 16 scholarships for well-deserving students in the Coachella Valley.


“The hospitality and tourism industries are incredibly important to Greater Palm Springs and we are looking forward to continuing to help increase and support the hospitality workforce through scholarships and continued education,,” said Greater Palm Springs CVB President and CEO Scott White, “We’re proud to be able to support our local students while also offering an exciting opportunity for the community to rally together and experience the destination’s incredible golf offerings.”


The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1p.m., followed by an evening reception at 6 p.m. at the Desert Springs’ new Entertainment Zone and featuring music, food and beverages and games. This event is open to nongolfers to provide encouragement to players in the Heckler’s Arena adjacent to the 18th hole. They may also attend the evening reception. For those interested in participating in the tournament or evening reception, please register here.


Home to more than 100 golf courses, Greater Palm Springs is the ideal golfing destination for business and leisure travelers alike, offering everything from beginner courses to championship facilities.


About the Greater Palm Springs Tourism Foundation

Founded in 2018, the Greater Palm Springs Tourism Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing education, employment and professional growth in the local tourism and hospitality community. The Foundation supports and initiates diverse programming related to the hospitality, convention and tourism industries with funds raised from individuals, businesses, organizations and other foundations. Initiatives encompass providing education and leadership training, college scholarships and volunteer and mentor development.


About Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism marketing agency for the nine-city Southern California oasis of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. With a mission to positively affect the destination’s $7.5 billion tourism economy and quality of life for its citizens, the CVB serves more than 2,400 business partners, providing sales, marketing and promotional efforts targeted to potential leisure travelers and event, meeting, and convention group markets. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit





Joyce Kiehl

Greater Palm Springs CVB