WWE Provides Transportation for British Open Art Exhibit
WWE, in conjunction with carrier partner Estes Forwarding Worldwide, funded the movement and assisted with the logistics planning of the British Open’s Bobby Jones exhibit.
“Bobby Jones: The Game of Life” highlights the most successful amateur golfer to compete in on a national and international level. According to Emory, the traveling version of this exhibit included panels depicting photographs, newspaper headlines, and other materials from the main exhibition; physical items including a reproduction of a family photo album; and an iPad kiosk with video of the 1958 St Andrews Freedom of the City ceremony, an event that granted Jones certain rights of citizenship within the town.
“Worldwide Express and Estes Forwarding took care of arranging the pickup of the exhibit, movement by ocean liner, white glove service from the port to the staging area at St. Andrews in the spectator village, as well as the transportation of the exhibit back to Emory University” said Mike Grayson, Senior VP of Freight Operations.
“We were pleased to partner with Worldwide Express on this joint venture and assist in providing spectators with the history of such a famous athlete,” said Pat Martin, Vice President of Corporate Sales & Strategic Planning at Estes Express Lines.
This was the first time Emory University, the Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library had ever showcased an exhibit at one of the world’s most popular sporting events.
“Because the exhibit was such a success, we are hopeful that we will be able to repeat it at other tournaments and also other venues with ties to Mr. Jones and his remarkable achievements and legacy,” said Randy Gue, Curator of Modern Political and Historical Collections at the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
Gue continued, “We drew over 3,500 visitors in the course of the week. The attendance exceeded all of our expectations. We were also delighted by the lengthy amount of time the visitors spent in the exhibit learning about Mr. Jones.”