Napa Charities Putt for $25,000

NAPA, CA, Sept. 11, 2023  – First Street Napa, the Official Shopping Destination for the Fortinet Championship PGA TOUR Event hosted September 14-17 at the Silverado Resort, announced today its event series that will take place during the 2nd Annual 2023 First Street Napa-Fortinet Championship Putting Challenge. From Sept. 12-17, participants and spectators alike will be treated to a variety of family-fun activities, putting experiences, VIP dinner, interactions with PGA TOUR pro golfers and many prize opportunities taking place at First Street Napa and Silverado Resort.

The 2023 Putting Challenge is a community partnership between First Street Napa, cybersecurity leader Fortinet, and local community sponsors to support charitable causes in the Napa region. Now in its second year, the First Street Napa-Fortinet Championship Putting Challenge welcomes all Napa residents, area visitors and golf fans to indulge in a week-long celebration of golf, camaraderie, and philanthropy.

From Sept. 14-17, the public can win prizes by testing their putting skills on a challenging custom-made putting hole at First Street Napa’s hospitality tent in Fan Village at Silverado Resort.

“Fortinet is committed to giving back through the Fortinet Championship’s proceeds and we are very pleased to partner with First Street Napa and several nonprofits once again this year,” said Jim Overbeck, Senior Vice President at Fortinet. “Through our community partnership with First Street Napa, we can continue to expand our engagement with charities that are making a positive impact on the Napa Valley region community.”

“We are excited to welcome the Fortinet Championship back to Napa for 2023 and to continue our community partnership to raise money for Napa charities,” said Todd Zapolski, Managing Member, Zapolski Real Estate LLC. “We are grateful to the PGA TOUR and its players who take time from their busy week in Napa to participate in our Putting Challenge and meet with fans for photos and autographs. It means a lot to the children and families in our community.”

The 2023 First Street Napa-Fortinet Championship Putting Challenge event series includes:

Tuesday, Sept. 12

  • “First Street Napa City & County Challenge”

From 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, teams from city and county official groups compete for “best putt,” “most hole-in-ones,” and “best score” to receive trophies and prizes from Bennington Napa Valley.

  • “Putt with PGA TOUR Pros”

From 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, the public is invited to putt with PGA TOUR pro golfers at First Street Napa and get autographs and photos.

  • “Open Course”

The Putting Challenge seven-hole course will be open to the public from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM to practice putting skills, take photos and engage in fun rivalry.

  • “VIP Welcome Dinner”

The public is invited to attend a VIP dinner to welcome the Fortinet Championship and PGA TOUR that will be held at Eiko’s, located at 1300 First Street in downtown Napa, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Special guests include Putting Challenge charity participants, executives from PGA TOUR, community leaders and local area celebrities. The dinner will be hosted by Todd Zapolski, who developed First Street Napa.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

  • “$20,000 Putting Challenge for Napa Charity”

From 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, teams of four from 10 Napa charities will compete for top scores in qualifying rounds to advance as finalists in a $20,000 putt-off at Silverado Resort on Sept. 16.

  • “Check Presentation to Alaina’s Voice Foundation”

From 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM, executives from Fortinet will present lead charity Alaina’s Voice Foundation with a $25,000 donation.

  • “$5,000 Putting Challenge for Napa Schools”

From 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, 10 teams of four from Napa schools will compete in qualifying rounds to advance as finalists to putt for $5,000 at Silverado Resort on Sept. 16.

Saturday, Sept. 16

The event series culminates with charity and school finalists competing for a $20,000 charity donation and a $5,000 school donation. The Putting Challenge Final Round will take place from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM at the First Street Napa’s hospitality tent in Fan Village at Silverado Resort. At 1:30 PM, winners will be announced, presented a check and photographed with the Fortinet Championship trophy to commemorate the fun occasion.

For updates on the First Street Napa-Fortinet Championship Putting Challenge event series, visit First Street Napa at or on facebook and instagram.

About Fortinet Championship Charitable Giving

For 2023, Fortinet Championship has designated proceeds to benefit nonprofit organizations in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); diversity and inclusion; reskilling programs, as well as local Napa-area nonprofits. Charities that the Fortinet Championship has supported include Alaina’s Voice Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Napa Valley, Cameron Champ Foundation, Eat.Learn.Play. Foundation, First Tee North Coast, Keller Restaurant Relief Fund, and Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition.

About First Street Napa

First Street Napa is a mixed-use shopping and lifestyle destination property spanning three city blocks in the heart of downtown Napa. First Street Napa features Napa’s top independent artisan retailers, popular national retail brands, exceptionally designed landscaping and seating areas, and locally curated art installations that appeal to visitors of all ages. The property was developed by Zapolski Real Estate LLC in cooperation with Trademark Properties as part of its vision to create an immersive destination experience for shopping, wine tasting, lifestyle, dining, hospitality, cultural exhibitions, and community events. Visit and follow @FirstStreetNapa on facebook and instagram for complete details on other opening activities and special events. #

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