Strata Clean Energy Named Official Military Sponsor for 2022 Tournament
N.C.-based company, active in Virginia, will support military initiatives and free tickets for servicemembers through partnership
RICHMOND, Virginia – Strata Clean Energy, a Durham, N.C. based provider of utility-scale solar and battery energy storage systems, will serve as the Official Military Sponsor for the 2022 Dominion Energy Charity Classic.
Strata has a strong military-hiring and training initiative. “A good portion of our workforce are veterans, and we heavily recruit at job fairs for transitioning military service members,” said Markus Wilhelm, CEO at Strata. The company also works with Solar Ready Vets, a group of solar-workforce development programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to connect veterans and transitioning military service members with career training, professional development, and employment opportunities in the solar industry.
“Signing on as a partner with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic and the event’s military initiatives is an important way for us to show that we are committed to the Virginia communities we serve, as well as our nation’s veterans,” Wilhelm said.
The tournament, held from Oct. 20-23 at The Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course, has had a commitment to the military each year since its 2016 debut. For 2022, this includes:
• On Friday of tournament week, a Military Appreciation Ceremony will take place in the Fan Zone after the final putt drops. The ceremony will include a national anthem performer, color guard, and military dignitaries.
• All Active Duty, Military Reserve, Military Retirees, Military Veterans and National Guard Members receive up to two complimentary grounds admission tickets courtesy of Strata.
• All military ticketed guests will have access to the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Strata Clean Energy, a military-exclusive hospitality venue located on 17 green that will be open Friday through Sunday and offer complimentary food and beverage while supplies last. (This is the second year of having Patriots’ Outpost at 17, while in previous years it was located at 10 green.)
Since its 2016 debut, the Dominion Energy Charity Classic has helped generate over $7.3 million for regional nonprofits. Part of that charitable focus is military support, and historically the tournament has distributed funds to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation, the Richmond Fisher House, and the McGuire Research Institute.
“It truly adds to the tournament experience to have active duty military, reserve, retirees and other service members come out and enjoy themselves, and we are grateful to Strata Clean Energy for aligning themselves with our event,” said tournament Executive Director Steve Schoenfeld. “We thank Strata leadership for their commitment to Virginia, the tournament, and for supporting our vets and military members.”
Strata is responsible for developing, building, and maintaining utility-scale solar and battery energy storage systems — including more than 35 projects in Virginia that provide emissions-free power to homes and businesses. The company often partners with Dominion Energy to help the Commonwealth meet its goals as part of the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which outlines a path to zero-carbon emissions by 2050.
ABOUT THE DOMINION ENERGY CHARITY CLASSIC
The Dominion Energy Charity Classic is the first of three PGA TOUR Champions season-ending playoff events to determine the annual Charles Schwab Cup Champion. The 2022 tournament is scheduled for October 20-23 at The Country Club of Virginia, James River Course. A field of 72 professionals will compete for a share of the $2.2 million purse and a spot in the 54-player field the following week. All three rounds of the event will be broadcast on Golf Channel. For corporate sponsorship, volunteer opportunities or ticket information, please visit the official tournament website at www.deccgolf.com or see our pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@DECCGolf) and LinkedIn.
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ABOUT DOMINION ENERGY
About 7 million customers in 15 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to safely providing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy and to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. Please visit DominionEnergy.com to learn more.
ABOUT STRATA CLEAN ENERGY
Strata Clean Energy and its affiliates are a vertically integrated solar and storage development, engineering/procurement/construction (“EPC”), and operation/maintenance (“O&M”) company. Strata has deep utility experience with more than 170 projects in operation, 6GWac of PV/PV+Storage and 5GW/20GWh of standalone storage in development and 4GW in its O&M portfolio. Strata’s end-to-end services reduce risk, increase efficiency, and maximize cost-competitiveness for our partners. Learn more about Strata Clean Energy at www.stratacleanenergy.com.