WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The National City Million Dollar Shootout announces the qualifying sites for its 2008 contest with the finals of the Shootout to be held November 23 at Trump International Golf Club during the final round of the ADT Championship. There are four ways to qualify for the finals: win a finalist spot at any of the six sites open to the public; win a finalist spot in an official designated charity golf tournament; qualify on the range during the ADT Championship, and the final way to gain entry into the finals for the National City Million Dollar Shootout is beginning mid-October, look for the enter-to-win sweepstakes display at any participating South Florida Publix.
The finalists will not only be shooting for a million dollar hole in one ($500,000 to the shooter and $500,000 to designated charities), but also closest-to-the-pin prizes including a $500 National City gift card, two round-trip tickets on American Airlines, and a Stay-and-Play package at the World Golf Hall of Village in St Augustine, Florida. All proceeds from the National City Million Dollar Shootout will benefit the Susan B. Komen for the Cure Central Florida and South Florida chapters.
Below is a list of the upcoming 2008 official National City Million Dollar Shootout walk-up qualifying sites open to the public:
Aug. 15 Club Med Sandpiper, Port St. Lucie; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Aug. 22 Piper's Landing Golf Club, Palm City; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Aug. 23 Martin County Golf and Country Club, Stuart; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sept. 20 Okeeheelee Golf Course, West Palm Beach; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sept. 20 Cocoa Beach Country Club, Cocoa Beach; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sept. 27 LPGA International Golf Club, Daytona Beach; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Nov. 20-22 ADT Championship at Trump International Golf Club,
West Palm Beach
The local charity events that are hosting an official qualifying contest within their golf tournaments are: (only open to participants in the charity event):
Sept. 12 Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County Golf Classic; Boca Country Club; (561) 683-3287
Sept. 17 Swinging for Scholarships Golf Classic; PGA National Resort & Spa; (561) 582-3765
Sept. 19 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, (561)-832-1986
Oct. 24 Alzheimer's Association Southeast Florida Chapter, (561) 842-8383
Those who are interested in participating in a charity qualifying event can contact each charity directly or call the ADT Championship office at 561-656-4400 for additional information on any of the sites.
The 2008 ADT Championship will feature a $1,550,000 purse with the winner taking home a $1 million paycheck, the largest first-place prize in the history of women's golf. The ADT Championship will also feature three days of playoffs, with a cut after 36 holes. Players start with a fresh scorecard for the third round, which ends with another cut to the top-eight players. A final-day shoot-out with the remaining players will have them, again, starting with a fresh scorecard for their chance at the $1 million winner’s check.
Tickets and packages to the ADT Championship are available online at www.adtchampionship.com or by calling 888-LPGA-TIX (574-2849). All children 15 years old and under will receive free grounds admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
About ADT Security Services
ADT Security Services, a unit of Tyco International, is the largest provider of electronic security services to nearly six million commercial, government and residential customers throughout North America. ADT's total security solutions include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance, radio frequency identification (RFID) and integrated systems. ADT's Web site address is www.adt.com.
About the Ladies Professional Golf Association
As the longest-running women’s professional sports organization in the world, the LPGA features a membership comprised of world-class LPGA Tour professionals and dedicated Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP). Today’s LPGA Tour features the most talented global sampling of professional athletes competing in 35 events on six continents with total prize money of more than $60 million. In addition to its dynamic Tour members, nearly 1,200 certified T&CP members serve the golf industry in teaching, coaching and management positions, and oversee programs aimed at increasing the involvement of women, girls and youth in golf. The not-for-profit LPGA’s Vision is to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the best golf professionals in the world. Its Mission is to be a leader in the world of sports, to promote economic empowerment for all members, and to serve as role models on and off the course. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information on the LPGA, log on to www.LPGA.com.
About National City
National City Corporation (NYSE: NCC), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the nation's largest financial holding companies. The company operates through an extensive banking network primarily in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and also serves customers in selected markets nationally. Its core businesses include commercial and retail banking, mortgage financing and servicing, consumer finance and asset management. For more information about National City, visit the company’s Web site at www.nationalcity.com.
Media contact: Rebecca Seelig; Palm Beach Public Relations, 561.628.5929