The 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, taking place on Oct. 13-19 at TPC Summerlin, is proud to salute the military through a toy drive, special activities during the tournament and a private golf clinic at Nellis Air Force Base.
Toy Drive donations are being accepted throughout the week and unwrapped items can be dropped off at the general tournament parking lot located at Durango and Vegas Blvd. All gifts will go to children of Las Vegas military families in need through Nellis Air Force Base’s Airman and Family Readiness Center.
Many unique activities geared toward the military will take place throughout tournament week at HANGAR 19, a special hospitality chalet located on the 18th fairway, designed exclusively for military guests. In addition to providing military personnel and their families with food, drinks, shade and the opportunity to participate in special contests and interactive games, HANGAR 19 will feature a job fair for military personnel; a postcard and letter writing campaign for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; and other events and activities that show support and appreciation to our service men and women. Military Appreciation Day will culminate the activities on Saturday, Oct. 18 with a Nellis Color Guard presentation and entertainment by a military quartet.
To complement the military appreciation efforts, The PGA TOUR and the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open proudly present a free, on-base golf clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sunrise Vista Golf Course. The clinic features an interactive golfing demonstration by a surprise PGA TOUR professional. All ages and ranks are invited to participate.
“We are proud to offer our military families something special during this week of professional golf,” said Gary Davis, executive tournament chairman. “It is our way of saying thanks for all they do.”
Daily and weeklong tickets are on sale now at www.jtshrinersopen.com or by calling 702-873-1010 and event day tickets can be purchased at the gate. Complimentary event parking is located on Durango Dr. between Washington Ave. and Vegas Dr. Dedicated courtesy shuttles will be running every 15 minutes daily from the lot to TPC Summerlin.
About the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
The 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open kicks off a five-year commitment between the two parties to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals and Timberlake to act as Title Sponsor and Host (respectively) promises to create a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A host of well-known golfers and celebrities will participate in the competition to help support the Shriners Hospitals’ mission, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Join the fun Oct. 13 – 19 at TPC Summerlin where both the serious and casual golf fan will applaud as some of the best players in golf combined with Las Vegas-style entertainment are showcased. The viewing is unsurpassed at THE HILL, a 22,000-square-foot luxury entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes, granting stunning views of the course, Las Vegas skyline and Red Rock Canyon.
1680 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134, 702-873-1010, www.jtshrinersopen.com.