Justin Timberlake and Shriners Hospitals for Children are hosting PGA TOUR’s Las Vegas event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Oct. 12-18, 2009, at TPC Summerlin.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be the celebrity host for the tournament and to be involved with Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said Timberlake. “Last year’s tournament was very successful and we’re working hard to make the 2009 event even better – and maybe add a few surprises.”
Shriners Hospitals for Children is the beneficiary of the event, which will be televised on the Golf Channel.
“We couldn’t be happier that Justin Timberlake is part of the tournament,” said Ralph W. Semb, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “Justin’s involvement brings an unprecedented amount of attention and interest to the tournament and to Shriners Hospitals for Children, which assists us in helping young people receive the quality medical treatment they deserve.”
In addition to the tournament, Timberlake will host a concert in Las Vegas the same week to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. In 2008 the concert – which featured musical guests Leona Lewis, Jonas Brothers, Rascal Flatts, 50 Cent and Lionel Ritchie – raised more than $1 million for the health care system.
Golfer Marc Turnesa earned his first PGA victory at the 2008 tournament and secured his PGA TOUR card for the next two years.
For more information about the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, please visit www.jtshrinersopen.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jan Leone at (702) 873-1010.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for treatment and receive all care in a family-centered environment, without financial obligation to patients or families.