Golf News for Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | Charity

Florida's Celebration Golf Club to host regional BIG Tournament

PHOENIX -- The BIG Tournament, the world's biggest invitational amateur charity golf tournament, announced that Celebration Golf Club in Celebration, Florida has been selected as a host for a Round Two Regional event on September 7, 2013. This year marks the first time that The BIG Tournament will be hosted in Osceola County.

"We look forward to working with the BIG Tournament and Team Osceola to ensure the success of this prestigious event in our community, as we serve our mission to drive economic development through sports," said John Bisignano, president of the Central Florida Sports Commission.

Celebration Golf Club will host up to 144 golfers in a 2-person scramble format with a tee-time of 8:30 a.m. Cost to enter is $150 per player. With the support of Experience Kissimmee, golfers will experience a round of competitive golf, discounted practice rounds, lunch at the course and promotional rates on accommodations.

"We are proud to welcome the BIG Tournament to the beautiful Celebration Golf Club," said Carol Daniels, Tournament & Group Sales Agent of the Celebration Golf Club. "The alliance between Celebration Golf Club, the Central Florida Sports Commission & Experience Kissimmee was instrumental in the coordination of this regional event."

The winning team from this regional event wins $1,000 for their charity and free entry and hotel stay for the National Championship in November 2013, which will be hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada. The grand prize is $10,000. The second and third place teams will win $5,000 and $2,500 for their respective charities.

About the Central Florida Sports Commission
The Central Florida Sports Commission strategically solicits, creates and supports marquee sports-related events and businesses that enhance our community's economy. The Sports Commission represents the counties of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia, as well as the City of Orlando. For more information on programs, visit

About Celebration Golf Club
Celebration Golf Club is a public course in the Orlando area. The Par 72 golf course presents 18 holes and features natural wetlands and native oaks across 7,028 yards.

The BIG Tournament has more opportunities available for both cash and in kind sponsorship for regionals and The BIG National Championship. For more information, email

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The BIG Tournament: The biggest invitational amateur charity golf tournament in the world. A three-tier process, The BIG Tournament is focused on bringing thousands of golfers together to make a positive impact in their community, both on and off the green. 2013 is the inaugural year for the event, which stretches all across America. For more information on the tournament, please visit