For Immediate Release
May 29, 2012
Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to Kick-off
2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
PGA TOUR Stars Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore, longtime Golf Course Superintendent Seth McCoy, and the historic Valley View Golf Club to be honored
Las Vegas, Nevada—To help commemorate 30-straight years of PGA TOUR play in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Induction Ceremony will be held Saturday, September 29, as the kick-off event for a week full of activities during the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. The 2012 inductees include Charley Hoffman, Seth “Mac” McCoy, Ryan Moore, and the Valley View Golf Club.
“We determined that there would be no better way to celebrate 30 years of the PGA TOUR’s presence in Las Vegas than by honoring the history of golf in Southern Nevada at every level,” said Adam Sperling, tournament director of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. “The Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame is a volunteer group that shares our mission of promoting the game of golf in this area. We believe it is important to reach out to as many worthwhile organizations as possible to involve the community and ensure the tournament is here another three decades.”
The dinner will take place at The Hill at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29, and will feature videos and acceptance speeches by each inductee plus appearances by previous honorees and other notables from the Las Vegas golf community including PGA TOUR and LPGA TOUR players.
Charley Hoffman is a two-time PGA TOUR champion and a member of the 1998 UNLV team that won the NCAA championship.
Seth “Mac” McCoy was the longtime superintendent of Las Vegas Municipal Golf Course and was responsible for co-designing and building the 9-hole addition of the 18-hole course.
Ryan Moore is a PGA TOUR winner and won the 2004 NCAA individual title and the U.S. Amateur (among several other NCAA and amateur events) while playing at UNLV.
The Valley View Golf Club was initially organized in 1958 as a means for predominantly African-American golfers to unite in meaningful competition since certain doors in the community were not yet open to them at the time. Six decades later the group is still active and helps promote the game of golf to junior golfers.
“The Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame is thrilled to be included as an official event of PGA TOUR week in Las Vegas, and the committee and inductees appreciate the opportunity to bring awareness to the long and glorious history of golf in the Las Vegas area,” said Brian Hurlburt, president of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame. “The Class of 2012 is a terrific group to be inducted in such a special way as being a part of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.”
The Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Classic Pro-Am will also take place on June 18, 2012, at Cascata to honor the inductees. Tickets to the ceremony and golf tournament are available to the public and all information is available at www.LasVegasGolfHOF.com.
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 the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame:
The mission of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame is to celebrate and bring awareness to players, administrators, benefactors, groups, instructors, teams, and other worthy golfers who have served the game of golf in Las Vegas in a positive and meaningful way; whether through performance on the course, volunteerism, financial support, promotion, or other dedicated service. An additional aspect of the mission is to help reveal Las Vegas as a great golf destination and has done this by hosting international media at the home exhibit. The museum-quality exhibit in the clubhouse of Las Vegas National Golf Club features an in-depth Las Vegas golf time line, historic photos, and a special area honoring the Las Vegas Founders Club that features the official trophies used by Las Vegas’ PGA Tour and Champions Tour events. The museum is open and free to the public during regular Club hours. A 16-person committee made up of Las Vegas golf professionals, media, amateur association leaders, and Hall of Fame members, oversees the voting process. The complete list of Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame members can be found at LasVegasGolfHOF.com.
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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