Golf legend Tiger Woods will play in a charity golf tournament next month to raise money for Native American youth.

The star will tee off at the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge in New York on August 24 to support youth sports and wellness programs for Native Americans in New Mexico and other states.

Woods was expected to play at last year’s event – which raised $180,000 – but had to pull out due to a knee injury.

The Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge is a one-day event hosted by Notah Begay III to raise money for the Notah’s Foundation. The Foundation delivers sustainable programs for Native American youth in the form of soccer and golf programs and the Foundation Challenge is the biggest fundraising event of the year.

The 2008 Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge featured four of the top 25 players in the world in Vijay Singh, Camilo Villegas, Mike Weir, and Stewart Cink. Those players joined Notah at the Turning Stone Casino & Resort and, in front of 2,500 spectators, played an 18-hole exhibition match for $500,000 in “Skins”. Although Vijay Singh led early in the match, Camilo Villegas collected the most Skins and won $220,000.

The 2009 Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge will also be held at the Turning Stone Casino & Resort on August 23-24, 2009 and promises to be just as big of an event as 2008.

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