NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, official hat sponsor of professional golfer Phil Mickelson, today launched the "Where Is The Blue Hat Taking You?" contest, an interactive social media campaign focused on Mickelson's new KPMG Blue Hat and driving awareness for youth literacy.
Now golf fans will have the opportunity to turn wearing Phil's Blue Hat into a chance to meet the golf champion when the San Diego Chargers host the division rival Denver Broncos on Monday night, October, 15, 2012. Running throughout the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup, the contest invites fans to participate by purchasing Phil's Blue Hat and submitting creative photos via Twitter featuring the hat with the hashtag #PhilsBlueHat. Ten of the most creative submissions will be selected as finalists. Fans can vote for their favorite photo on PhilsBlueHat.com, and the winner will receive an invitation to join Mickelson in San Diego. Fans will also be able to get updates on the contest from KPMG's Mickelson sponsorship Twitter handle, @MickelsonHat, and view their submissions on the PhilsBlueHat.com website.
"I'm excited to see more fans get in the game," said Mickelson. "Every time I see a hat on the course, I know three more books are going to children in need. I can't wait to meet the winner at the Chargers game."
In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of literacy, KPMG's Family for Literacy partnered with Phil Mickelson and non-profit First Book this March to launch KPMG's Blue for Books. This campaign has made it possible for fans to wear the same hat Mickelson wears on the PGA Tour for the first time. For every hat purchased at PhilsBlueHat.com, KPMG donates 100% of the net proceeds to First Book, enabling three new books to go to children in need.
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SOURCE KPMG LLP