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Fidelity Investments Increases AJGA Support

BRASELTON, Ga. — Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, has increased its support of the American Junior Golf Association and will sponsor four national events in 2005, the AJGA announced Thursday.

“Fidelity Investments is proud to support the development of young men and women golfers and help them fulfill their dreams of a college education,” said Jennifer K. Brown, executive vice president, Fidelity Investments.

Each of the tournaments will be 54-hole stroke play events, attracting the top talent from across the country. The first of the events, the Fidelity Investments Junior Championship, will be held in Humble, Texas, on The Jacobsen Hardy Course at Redstone Golf Club – also home to the PGA TOUR’s Shell Houston Open. The tournament will be held June 1-4 and will feature 84 players. The next event, the second-annual Fidelity Investments Junior Classic, will take place in Boylston, Mass., July 25-28 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club and also will feature 84 players.

The third event, the Fidelity Investments Junior Shootout at Rich Harvest, will be held July 26-29 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., with 99 juniors participating. The Fidelity Investments Junior Open, the final event, will feature 84 players and take place Sept. 2-5 at The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon, Calif.

“We are very excited about Fidelity Investments’ increased support,” said Jason Etzen, AJGA executive vice president of development. “Due to their generosity, we will be able to provide more junior golfers the opportunity to earn golf scholarships through competition.”

Fidelity Investments offers investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services to more than 19 million individuals and institutions as well as through 5,500 financial intermediary firms. The firm is the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, one of the largest mutual fund supermarkets and a leading online brokerage firm. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.Fidelity.com.

For more information, please contact Tonya Oskarson (toskarson@ajga.org) in the AJGA Development Department at (770) 868-4200 or visit the AJGA Web site at ajga.org.