Kraft Nabisco Championship Announces Charities for $1 Million
Celebrity Hole-in-One Shootout
20 Charities Have a Shot at $1 Million
RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. (March 22, 2010) - Twenty charities have been selected to compete in the first Toyota/Kraft Nabisco Championship Celebrity Hole-in-One Shootout, set for Monday, March 29. The names of the 20 non-profit groups were pulled in a blind drawing earlier today and announced by Terry Wilcox of the Kraft Nabisco Championship on Julie Buehler's "Sports Buzz" show on Team 1010. The 20 charities now have a chance to play for $1 million on Monday.
The 20 charities selected are:
|• Alzheimer's Association||• Kings Schools of the Desert|
|• American Cancer Society, Calif. Division||• Korean American Coalition|
|• American Heart Association||• The LPGA Foundation|
|• American Red Cross of Riverside County||• National Center for Lesbian Rights|
|• Animal Samaritans SPCA||• Parkinson's Resource Organization|
|• City of Hope||• Paws & Hearts|
|• Coachella Valley Autism Society||• SafeHouse of the Desert|
|• Coachella Valley Remote Control Club||• Southern California PGA Junior Tour|
|• Desert Cancer Foundation||• The Unforgettables Foundation|
|• Jewish Family Service of the Desert||• Variety - Children's Charity of the Desert|
The alternate charities, in the event that one of the above is unable to compete on Monday, are (listed in the order they would compete):
|• Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert Inc.|
|• Junior Golf Foundation of the Desert|
|• CASA for Riverside County Inc.|
|• AIDS Assistance Program|
|• Humane Society of the Desert|
|• Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation|
The Toyota/Kraft Nabisco Championship Celebrity Hole-in-One Shootout at Mission Hills
Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., is part of the Kraft Nabisco Championship's new Integrated Wealth Management TICKETS Fore CHARITY program. More than 90 charities participated in the fundraising program this year in which 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales are being donated back to the charities.
For every $500 worth of tickets sold, the charities received one entry into a blind drawing for the shootout competition. Each charity selected will have the opportunity to send one amateur golfer to represent them in the preliminary shootout at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Arnold Palmer Course at Mission Hills Country Club. The 20 amateur golfers will be given two shots each at a 135-yard pin on the 18th hole of the Palmer Course.
The six closest shots to the pin will then advance to the Celebrity Shootout finals at 4 p.m. Each of the six charities will be paired with a celebrity, with both the amateur and the celebrity receiving two shots at the 135-yard pin. The closest shot to the pin wins a three-year lease on a new 2011 Toyota Sienna for the charity. A hole-in-one by either the amateur or the celebrity wins $1 million for the charity.
As part of its title sponsorship for the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program for the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Integrated Wealth Management will provide a $25,000 bonus pool to be distributed among the participating organizations at a rate based upon their percentage of total ticket sales. For example, a non-profit group that sells 10 percent of the total tickets will receive 10 percent of the bonus pool.
The Hole-in-One Celebrity Shootout kick offs the 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship, set for March 29 through April 4 at Mission Hills Country Club. Tickets through the Integrated Wealth Management TICKETS Fore CHARITY program will be available online at www.KNCGOLF.com through April 4. At the time of the online sale, golf fans will be asked to designate one of the participating non-profit organizations. The customer can print their ticket at home after purchasing or arrange for will call pick-up. The tickets, priced at $25, will be valid any one day from Tuesday to Sunday of Tournament Week. Admission to Mission Hills Country Club on Monday, March 29, is free. Tickets will also be on sale through Tournament Week at Lumpy's in Cathedral City and La Quinta.