Shriners Open Announces Partnership with MGM Resorts
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Las Vegas--TheJustin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (JTSHCO), an Official PGA TOUR Event, announced MGM Resorts International as its title sponsor for the 2010 Championship Pro-Am to be held Wednesday, Oct. 20 at TPC Summerlin.
"We are delighted to partner with the world's leader in hospitality and resort brands," said Adam Sperling, tournament director for the JTSHCO. "We only expect this relationship to grow as we will continue to actively pursue additional opportunities to promote the event, our local partnerships and Las Vegas."
As part of a three-year agreement, MGM Resorts International will have a heightened presence at the Pro-Am as well as have the opportunity annually to utilize a different property as the host venue of the pairings party. This year's host for the Tuesday evening pairings party will be ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter, which also will serve as the host hotel for those amateurs participating in the Championship Pro-Am.
"High-profile events, such as this one, draw attention to important health issues facing children across the country," said Bill Hornbuckle, chief marketing officer for MGM Resorts International. "We're honored to play a role in the event and believe that Justin Timberlake's partnership with the Shriners Hospitals creates the emergence of a new era for the tournament. We're thrilled to be working in partnership with the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and the PGA TOUR on such a special event."
In previous years, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open has welcomed the talent of Oscar De La Hoya, Josh Duhamel, Kenny G., George Lopez, Alice Cooper and tournament host, Justin Timberlake, among others, to play in its Championship Pro-Am.
The Pro-Am package offers them the opportunity to play alongside a PGA TOUR professional. The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is Oct. 18 � 24, 2010 at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Visit www.jtshrinersopen.com or call 702.589.4949.