Smokey Robinson to join Justin Timberlake for annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Pro-Am event in Las Vegas
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Award winning Motown composer and performer Smokey Robinson has recently confirmed his participation in the annual Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Pro-Am event in Las Vegas.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Pro-Am to support such an amazing organization. The Shriners Hospitals provide outstanding care for children every day and this event is a great way to show support while partaking in a sport I enjoy.”said Robinson in a statement.
The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is an official PGA TOUR event running from October 12th to 18th and held at the TPC Summerlin golf course. The 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open returns for the second year of a five year commitment between the two parties and 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 has helped the organizers to create a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A host of well-known golfers and celebrities will travel to Sin City to help support the Shriners Hospitals’ mission, and enjoy a series of special events and parties held at some of the hottest Las Vegas Nightclubs.
The 2009 tournament will feature more than 132 PGA TOUR professionals and a $4.2 million purse including a $756,000 first prize. In addition, Tournament’s host Justin Timberlake will headline a celebrity Pro‐Am on Wednesday, October 14th , 2009. All proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to provide care for congenital and acquired orthopedic conditions, rehabilitative care for burn injuries, rehabilitative care for children with spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.