Golf News for Monday, August 25, 2008 | Charity

Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Pro-Am spots

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – With Las Vegas' very own Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open just around the corner, the tournament team is pleased to announce that the Celebrity Pro-Am (slated for Wednesday, Oct. 15) is sold out. However, there is still an opportunity to participate with limited spots available in the Pro-Am on Monday, Oct. 13.

Defending Champion George McNeill and other top professional golfers will compete alongside Justin Timberlake in this historical amateur event honoring 26 years of PGA TOUR golf in Las Vegas. "We are excited to have Mr. Timberlake participating in our Pro-Am event on Monday," said Gary Davis, event chairman. "With his dedication to the game, the lucky amateurs who are paired with him are sure to enjoy a great round of golf."

Spectators are assured spectacular golf viewing at THE HILL, a 22,000-square-foot luxury entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes, granting stunning views of the course, Las Vegas skyline and Red Rock Canyon. THE HILL offers a lively and comfortable atmosphere resplendent with seating areas, tables and large plasma-screen TVs for keeping up with all sporting interests. To complement THE HILL experience, many of the city's finest restaurants will be on hand, offering delicious fare on Restaurant Row.

For those wanting to take in all the action at the tournament, spectator tickets start at $10 a day for grounds admission and $25 a day for THE HILL. Week-long badges are available at $75 for grounds-only access and $100 for THE HILL. Week-long clubhouse badges, which also include grounds access and THE HILL, are available for $125.

Event Line-Up:

Monday, Oct. 13
Pro-Am, featuring Justin Timberlake

Tuesday, Oct. 14
Practice Round

Wednesday, Oct. 15
Celebrity Pro-Am, featuring Justin Timberlake & Celebrities

Thursday, Oct. 16
Professional Competition

Friday, Oct. 17
Professional Competition

Saturday, Oct. 18
Professional Competition, Golf Clinic with Butch Harmon & Justin Timberlake

Sunday, Oct. 19
Final Day of Professional Competition, Trophy Presentation by Justin Timberlake

Pro-Am packages, corporate hospitality and general event tickets are now on sale. For pro-am and hospitality packages, contact the tournament office at 702-873-1010 or e-mail the Sales and Marketing Director, Jan Leone, at jleone@jtshrinersopen.com. For more information or to purchase general event tickets online, visit www.jtshrinersopen.com.

About the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
The 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open kicks off a five-year commitment between the two parties to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals and Timberlake to act as Title Sponsor and Host (respectively) promises to create a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A host of well-known golfers and celebrities will participate in the competition to help support the Shriners Hospitals' mission, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Both the serious and casual golf fan will applaud as the best players in golf combined with the very best in Las Vegas-style entertainment are showcased. The viewing is unsurpassed at THE HILL, a 22,000-square-foot luxury entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes, granting stunning views of the course, Las Vegas skyline and Red Rock Canyon.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN:
9525 Hillwood Drive, Suite 140, Las Vegas, NV 89134, 702-873-1010, www.jtshrinersopen.com.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children:
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international healthcare system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services at no charge, regardless of financial need. For more information, please visit www.shrinershospitals.org.

About the PGA TOUR:
The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to provide competitive earnings opportunities for past, current and future members of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour; to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the United States and around the world.

In 2008, the three Tours are competing in about 108 events for approximately $355 million in prize money. Tournaments are being held in 37 states and in nine other countries. In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours have surpassed the $1 billion mark in overall charitable contributions. The PGA TOUR's Web site address is www.pgatour.com and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

CONTACT:
Roughley Speaking Public Relations, Ltd.
Michele Madole
702-466-4829
michele@roughleyspeakingpr.com

Roughley Speaking Public Relations, Ltd.
Lisa Roughley
702-228-5169
lisa@roughleyspeakingpr.com



 
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