The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open offers all past and present members of the military and their families complimentary admission to the tournament Oct. 11-18 and honors members of the armed forces with its Military Appreciation Day Saturday, Oct. 17.
Military Appreciation Day kicks off with the Nellis Air Force Base color guard presentation and the military quartet will sing the national anthem during its final performance at 6:45 a.m.
Members of the armed forces may also enjoy a military hospitality chalet on the 18th fairway Thursday through Sunday of the tournament. Postcards and banners will be signed by spectators and children to be sent overseas to troops. Military aircraft and vehicles will be on site Thursday through Sunday of tournament week. Additionally, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open offers a free golf clinic at Nellis Air Force Base on Tuesday, October 13 featuring 2002 PGA Championship winner Rich Beem.
Military Outreach offers free admission for all active duty, retired and reserve military personnel and their families with valid identification throughout tournament week. Guests may use complimentary tournament shuttles available at The Suncoast. More information regarding the shuttle is available online.
The 2009 tournament is October 11-18 at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. For more information visit www.jtshrinersopen.com or call 702.873.1010.
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About The 2009 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
The 2009 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 and Timberlake to act as Title Sponsor and Host creates a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A host of well-known golfers will participate in the competition to help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. The 2009 tournament is October 11-18 at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children:
Shriners Hospitals for Children is an international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Nineteen Shriners Hospitals provide care for congenital and acquired orthopaedic conditions, four hospitals provide acute and rehabilitative care for burn injuries, three hospitals provide rehabilitative care for children with spinal cord injuries, and the cleft lip and palate program is expanding to multiple Shriners Hospitals. Some Shriners Hospitals offer care in more than one care specialty. For more information, visit www.shrinershq.org.
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 domestically and internationally so as to substantially increase player financial benefits while maintaining our commitment to growth in charity and integrity to the game. In 2009, the three Tours will compete in 102 events for more than $350 million in prize money. Tournaments will be held in 10 countries outside the U.S. and in 35 states.
In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours have surpassed the $1 billion mark 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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