Tiger Woods is to host a major charity golf tournament later this month.

The AT&T National Golf Tournament will tee off on June 29 and raise funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation and the Tiger Woods Learning Center.

“I was obviously disappointed not being able to play last year,” Woods said. “But I’m excited about being completely healthy and playing and competing this year.”

During a week when Americans are celebrating their independence, this commemorative occasion will pay tribute to the many courageous men and women serving in the Armed Forces. Not the least of whom is Tiger’s father, the late Earl Woods, a man with extensive military and Special Forces experience.

“In celebration of your service, we extend our heartfelt appreciation and support of the many sacrifices you make every day,” Tiger told military members. "It is because of your courage and bravery that Americans enjoy their freedom.

“We are privileged to host you the week of June 28 – July 5, 2009 at the AT&T National.”

Since its inception in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached an estimated 10 million young people through character development, career exploration and grant making programs. Programs developed and supported by the Tiger Woods Foundation all share a similar mission of empowering young people to dream big and set specific goals to achieve their dreams.

The Tiger Woods Learning Center is a youth-education facility and curriculum created by the Tiger Woods Foundation. Launched in February, 2006, the Tiger Woods Learning Center is an innovative 14-acre, after school campus designed to inspire career exploration. Serving members in grades 4 through 12, classes include forensic science, robotics, engineering, aerospace, video production and home design.

The event will be held at the 7,173-yard Blue Course in Bethesda. More information can be found here.

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