2015 Allianz Championship Tees It Up Again For Its Ninth Year In Boca Raton

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BOCA RATON, FL – The 2015 Allianz Championship, the first full-field PGA Champions Tour event of the season will tee off with a celebrated roster of golf legends at The Old Course at Broken Sound Club from February 2-8 for the ninth consecutive year in Boca Raton. Tournament week is jampacked with events before and during championship play with opportunities for ‘up close and personal’ interaction with pros for golf fans of all ages. As the first in the early-season Florida swing, tournament play will include 2014 defending champion Michael Allen, 2013 champion Rocco Mediate, 2012 champion Corey Pavin, 2011 champion Tom Lehman, 2010 champion Bernhard Langer (current Charles Schwab cup champion and 2014 player of the year) and more, all vying for the winner’s share of a $1.8 million dollar purse. New faces this year include Jesper Parnevik, Lee Janzen, Scott McCarron, Davis Love III and Paul Goydos. Produced by the nonprofit Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities (BRCGC) board that oversees tournament operations, financials and distribution of all charitable funds, the Allianz Championship will continue to “chip-in” net proceeds to benefit the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. In addition to three days of championship play, the Allianz Championship features a Women’s Day Pro-Am, which has doubled in size from the previous year and a Clinic & Pro-Am with LGPA legend and eight-time “Player of the Year” Annika Sorenstam; two days of Championship Pro-Am play pairing participants with PGA pros and the popular and now weekend-long Family Fun Zone. New to the Allianz Championship this year is the brand new Celebrity Cruises Slush Lounge located on the exciting 16th green. Spectators can enjoy ‘cool’ beverage options at Slush – a frozen drinks venue – introducing Celebrity’s curated menu of flavor-rich and fresh frozen cocktails. Slush will feature alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails with perfectly balanced ingredients ranging from fresh pressed lemon juice, raspberries, cucumbers and mint to Persian lime, Florida Valencia and Hamlin orange juice with organic agave nectar. Tournament Director Ryan Dillon reported the 2014 tournament delivered $15 million in economic impact to the community, drew 62,000 spectators, and was viewed by 4.9 million people with all three championship rounds televised live by the Golf Channel. Dillon also announced that the tournament raised $375,000 for the Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities that donates the monies to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital and many other South Florida charities. The following is what’s in-store during tournament week for event-goers, and all events listed will be held at The Old Course at Broken Sound at 1401 NW 51st Street in Boca Raton: WOMEN’S DAY Tuesday, February 3rd Fourth Annual Allianz Championship Women’s Day, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free to spectators: This year’s women’s day starts off with LPGA legend with 72 victories and eight-time “player of the year” Annika Sorenstam will again hold an open-to-the public clinic presented by JM Lexus. Following will be the Women’s Pro-Am benefitting the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute. ALLIANZ CHAMPIONSHIP PRO-AMS Whether looking for a round of golf with buddies, client entertainment or employee recognition, a memorable day of corporate camaraderie and golf ensues as foursomes are paired with a PGA Champions Tour professional. Lunch and an invitation to the VIP Draw Party with Champions Tour legends on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd are included. Each player also receives a premium gift package. • Wednesday, February 4th, Shotgun Starts: 7:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Participation Price: $3,000 per participant • Thursday, February 5th, Shotgun Starts: 7:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Participation Price: $3,500 per participant FAMILY FUN ZONE Friday through Sunday, February 6th-8th The 2015 Allianz Championship will be providing a weekend-long Family Fun Zone for families and children to enjoy. Included in this zone will be bounce houses, obstacle courses and many more exciting activities. On Saturday February 7th, mascots from all of the South Florida sports teams will be in attendance. CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT DAYS Ticket Price: General admission: $20; free admission for children 16 and younger and adults 70 and older; skybox tickets available for purchase • Friday, February 6th Allianz Championship – First Round Tournament Play, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Saturday, February 7th Allianz Championship Second Round Tournament Play, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Sunday February 8th Allianz Championship – Final Round Tournament Play, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Skybox and Other Packages: Spectator Experience May Be Upgraded With Skybox Seating Or Sponsorships Premium ticket packages can be purchased for VIP and Skybox seating ranging from $50 to $150. Sponsorship packages include branded opportunities, premium seating, and a variety of invitation-only receptions, Pro-Am play, meetand- greets with the legends of golf, etc. The Allianz Championship tournament is managed by Pro Links Sports, in Minneapolis, MN. Directing six tournaments on the Champions Tour schedule, all are continuously voted in the top ten tournaments by the players. For more tournament information, premium ticket packages or corporate sponsorships, call 561-241-GOLF (4653); fax 561-241-4658, or visit www.allianzchampionship.com. For Pro-Am registration and sponsorship package opportunities, contact Anthony Greco at 561-241-GOLF (4653) or email agreco@allianzchampionship.com.