Charities to Benefit From Advance Ticket Sales
RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. (Feb. 9, 2010) - Tickets for the 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first LPGA major of the year, are now on sale. This year, golf fans can make a major contribution of their own by supporting the charity of their choice.
According to Gabe Codding, business manager for the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the tournament has kicked off its "Integrated Wealth Management TICKETS Fore CHARITY™" program in which 100 percent of the proceeds from advance ticket sales will be donated to charity. You can purchase tickets either by contacting a participating charity and filling out an order form, or ordering online at www.KNCGolf.com. When ordering tickets online, purchasers will be asked to designate a charity to receive the proceeds from the sale. Currently, more than 40 charities have signed up to participate in the program.
The tickets are priced at $25 for any one-day ticket (valid Tuesday to Sunday of Tournament Week) and $100 for a weeklong ticket. This year's tournament is set for Monday, March 29, through Sunday, April 4. Admission to Mission Hills Country Club on March 29 is free (practice rounds only). Shuttles begin operation on Tuesday, March 30.
When purchasing online, customers can print their tickets at home, arrange for pick-up at Will Call, or have the tickets shipped to them. Tickets will also be sold at the gate each day for $35 (any one-day ticket) and $125 (weeklong ticket). The tournament's popular Kraft Pavilion Passes, which are not part of the charity program, are also being offered this year. The Kraft Pavilion overlooks the 18th green of the Dinah Shore Tournament Course and Champions Lake and features premier seating, food and beverage service from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as on-site parking. The Kraft Pavilion is open Thursday through Sunday of Tournament Week.
|Pavilion Passes (purchase online or by phone):|
|Four-day pass, Thursday - Sunday||
|One-day pass, Sunday||
|One-day pass, Saturday||
|One-day pass, Friday||
|One-day pass, Thursday||
|Children 11-17, any one day Thursday - Sunday||
|Children 4-10, any one day Thursday - Sunday||
|Children 0-3, any one day Thursday - Sunday||
Also back by popular demand this year are a number of special ticket options. Active members of the military will receive free admission at the gate with military identification. Children 17 and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. College students with valid student identification and seniors 65 years and older can purchase an any-day grounds ticket for $30 or a weeklong ticket for $115.
Tickets through the Integrated Wealth Management TICKETS Fore CHARITY program are available online through April 4. In addition, tickets will be on sale through Tournament Week at Lumpy's in Cathedral City and La Quinta. Rancho Mirage residents can purchase discount tickets at City Hall until Friday, April 2, and at the Rancho Mirage Library through Sunday, April 4.
To order Pavilion Passes or for additional tournament information, visit www.KNCGolf.com or call the Kraft Nabisco Championship Tournament Office at 760/324-4546.