RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. (Oct. 22, 2010) – Want to get a head start on your holiday shopping and give your favorite charity a year-end boost?  The Kraft Nabisco Championship has announced that advance tickets for the 40th anniversary of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., are now on sale at

Golf fans can now purchase tickets to the first LPGA major of 2011 through the Integrated Wealth Management TICKETS Fore CHARITY program.  For the second consecutive year, 100 percent of the proceeds from advance ticket sales will be donated to charity.According to Tournament Director Gabe Codding, tickets can be purchased either by contacting a participating charity and filling out an order form, calling the tournament office or by ordering online.  When ordering tickets online or by calling, purchasers will be asked to designate a charity to receive the proceeds from the sale.  To date, more than 100 charities have signed up to participate in the 2011 program. 

Tickets are priced at $20 for each one-day ticket (good for any one day of Tournament Week Tuesday to Sunday), $100 for a six-pack of any day tickets or $180 for a twelve-pack of anyday tickets.  The 2011 tournament is set for Monday, March 28, through Sunday, April 3.  Admission to Mission Hills Country Club on March 28 is free (practice rounds only). 

The Integrated Wealth Management TICKETS Fore CHARITY programis open to any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Last year, the first year of the program, more than $150,000 was raised for desert-area charities in two months with more than 90 non-profits participating.

The 2011 program is launching six months before the event and tournament officials have set a goal of $450,000 for this year’s campaign.
“If 140 charities sign up and sell just one ticket per day over the next six months leading up to the tournament, the goal of raising $450,000 for charity will be achieved,” Codding said.

The Kraft Nabisco Championship also launched its premium 18th Green Suites (formerly known as the Kraft Pavilion), which will offer prime viewing ofthe championship golf action Thursday, March 31, through Sunday, April 3.  The package includes premium covered seating near the water around the 18th green, food and beverage, and exclusive on-site parking.  Tickets for the 18th Green Suites are priced per person at $135 for Thursday, $145 for Friday, $155 for Saturday and $165 for Sunday.  A four-day package is also available for $500 per person, a $100 savings off the per-day prices. 

For more information about the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship, call 760/324-4546 or go to  To follow the Kraft Nabisco Championship, go to or 

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