To kick off the partnership, members of the clubs attended a golf clinic with the First Tee of Southern Nevada at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club. PGA TOUR professional and former UNLV Runnin’ Rebel, Bill Lunde was also on hand to demonstrate golf tips and techniques for the children.
“Putting a golf club in the hands of a child for the first time is a great thrill,” said Adam Sperling, tournament director of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas do tremendous work for our community, and we are honored to contribute to this effort.”
On Sunday, Sept. 30, more than 200 members from the Boys & Girls Clubs will participate in the NV Energy Youth Clinic with The First Tee of Southern Nevada at TPC Summerlin. Kids will have the opportunity to learn the basics of golf and important values while enjoying an afternoon of entertainment. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., the event will feature various breakout sessions including the sounds of DJ BabyChino with lunch provided by Cici’s Pizza.
“We are delighted to support the introduction of valuable life lessons through the game of golf for our community’s youth,” said Tony Sanchez, senior vice president of government and community strategy for NV Energy. “We are firmly committed to the education of our kids in Southern Nevada, and are proud to be a part of a great community event.”
The 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will be held at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. For more information on the NV Energy Youth Clinic, visit http://www.jtshrinersopen.com/.
Photos attached courtesy of NV Energy. Hi-res photos available upon request.
About The 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
The 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the ongoing commitment between Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children® to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals for Children® as Title Sponsor and Host, along with Celebrity Host Justin Timberlake, creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A variety of well-known golfers will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. The 2012 tournament is October 1– 7, 2012 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Join the Celebration as we mark 30 years of PGA TOUR Golf in Las Vegas and 90 years of care from Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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About Shriners Hospitals for Children®:
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
About the PGA TOUR:
The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to expand the PGA TOUR so as to substantially increase player financial benefits while maintaining our commitment to charity and integrity to the game.
In 2011, the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour collectively consist of more than 100 events staged in 34 states and in 12 countries outside of the U.S.
In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the PGA TOUR and its tournaments have given nearly $1.5 billion in overall charitable contributions. The PGA TOUR's Web site address is www.pgatour.com and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
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