Golf News for Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Tournaments

Third Annual Celebrity Golf Classic featuring Annika Sorenstam

DALLAS -- The Nancy Lieberman Foundation is proud to announce the Third Annual Celebrity Golf Classic featuring Annika Sorenstam to be held at Prestonwood Country Club, The Hills Course in Plano, Texas.

The Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano Celebrity Golf Classic presented by WorldVentures Foundation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Participants will join Hall of Famers Nancy Lieberman and Annika Sorenstam to help improve the lives of children and raise funds for educational scholarships for college, laptop computers, back-to-school backpacks, and DreamCourt programs. This Celebrity Golf Classic will feature a special golf clinic hosted by one of the most renowned female golfers in history, Annika Sorenstam. The golf outing will also include a fun-filled day on a championship style course with various celebrities, prizes at different holes, and an awards ceremony.

Celebrities who have already committed to participate in this tournament include: golf superstar Annika Sorenstam, former NFL players Tony Dorsett, Preston Pearson, Everson Walls, Marcus Spears, Liffort Hobley, and Hurles Scales, ESPN Analyst and Former NBA Star, Stephen Howard, ESPN sportscaster Jay Harris, actor Burton Gilliam, retired MLB pitchers Jack Lazorko and Rich Hand, former Texas Rangers, Michael Young and Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, current right fielder for the Detroit Tigers, Torii Hunter, and former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk.

"Events like these support our year-round programming and help us achieve our mission to provide health and educational opportunities for youth throughout the community," said Nancy Lieberman, Basketball Hall of Famer and Founder of the Nancy Lieberman Foundation. "I am truly grateful for the financial contributions of our corporate sponsors that align with us, the roster of celebrities that participate, as well as our partnership with ClubCorp. Perhaps one of our most exciting additions to this year's event is the support of Annika Sorenstam to not only participate in our event, but also offer a clinic to all participants."

Annika added, "I recognize the value The Nancy Lieberman Foundation brings to young people and I am pleased to have this opportunity to support her efforts and continued good works that this organization does throughout the community."

The event will tee off at 7:30am on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 with breakfast, registration, and a golf clinic hosted by Annika at the Driving Range. At 9:00am the tournament will begin with a shotgun start. Campisi's will provide lunch for all participants, and an awards ceremony will follow play.

At 8:15am, Annika Sorenstam will be available to the media. Please contact Carla Rosenberg for media inquiries.

To purchase tournament sponsorships, golf foursomes, or make a donation to the Nancy Lieberman Foundation, please visit

The Nancy Lieberman Foundation provides a healthy, physical, emotional, and mental environment for young girls and boys to build confidence and self-esteem so they make positive choices for their future. Nancy Lieberman is dedicated to expanding and ensuring that sports and educational opportunities exist for youths through basketball camps and clinics, DreamCourts, and educational programs.

Carla Rosenberg
Matchpoint Agency