Thursday, July 29, 2010

Links & Laughs Golf Tournament & Gala


KNOW YOUR SCORE LINKS & LAUGHS GOLF TOURNAMENT AND GALA SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 28 AT LONG BAY CLUB

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer Preparing to Stage Third Annual Celebrity Golf and Comedy Show Event

July 26, 2010, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The 3rd annual Know Your Score Links & Laughs Golf Tournament and Gala is scheduled for August 28 at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Long Bay Club in North Myrtle Beach. Proceeds from the event will benefit ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer. This year, the event will also include a comedy night and live auction at Kingston Plantation. Those interested in purchasing team or individual golf tickets, sponsorships or tickets to the comedy show and gala should visit KnowYourScoreMB.com.

Four person teams for the celebrity golf event can be purchased for $800 which also includes eight tickets to the Saturday night comedy show and live auction. Individual tickets to participate in the golf event can be purchased for $100 each. Individual tickets to the comedy show can also be purchased for $100.

Raffle tickets are also available to purchase for 13 extravagant prizes including an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa including a safari experience. Raffle tickets are $150 each and will be limited to the first 350 people purchasing them. Some of the other prizes include a Steelers football weekend in Pittsburgh, two entries into the ESPN Radio “Mike & Mike Show” celebrity golf tournament featuring hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, four tickets to attend the PGA Tour Championship and an all-sports weekend in New York City including tickets to a Yankees versus Boston Red Sox baseball game and an NFL game between the Jets and Baltimore Ravens, among many others.

“The Know Your Score Links and Laughs Golf Tournament and Gala is an event we highlight on the calendar every year,” said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. “From the golf to the comedy show to the amazing raffle prizes we have this year, it promises to be an incredible day of fun and evening of entertainment. The celebrities that participate are so giving and generous with their time and we ultimately do it all to raise money for the Know Your Score campaign, so we can assist in the fight to find a cure for prostate cancer.”

Emmy award-winning essayist and commentator for Turner Sports, Jim Huber, is the 2010 national spokesperson for the Know Your Score Fight Prostate Cancer campaign. Huber has been spreading awareness about prostate cancer research and the importance of regular screening through national and regional interviews, and will serve as host for this high-profile event. The golf tournament is expected to attract some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

“I am honored to serve as the national spokesperson for such a worthy cause,” said Huber. “The Myrtle Beach community has been enormously supportive of the Know Your Score Fight Prostate Cancer campaign. My link to the disease comes through my father who was diagnosed, but survived. So, I personally know the importance of ‘knowing your score.’”

Since April of 2008, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday has joined forces with ZERO and supported the annual campaign to fight prostate cancer. The Know Your Score campaign slogan refers to the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test given to men 50 years of age or older to help detect prostate cancer. A low score on the PSA test is good news and is the best screening tool currently available when used with the physical prostate exam, according to ZERO.

So far this year, more than $21,000 has been raised by the Know Your Score campaign to benefit ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer. The Links & Laughs Know Your Score Golf Tournament and Gala is expected to raise more funds to allow the overall goal of $70,000 for the year to be achieved.

For more information about Know Your Score, or to participate in the Know Your Score Links & Laughs Celebrity Tournament and Gala, visit KnowYourScoreMB.com or call 1-800-833-8798.

About ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer

Zero prostate cancer deaths. Zero prostate cancer cases and for those with prostate cancer it means a zero PSA. The name conveys what ZERO stands for – zero tolerance for prostate cancer.

ZERO is committed not only to reducing prostate cancer or alleviating the pain from the disease but to end it. ZERO set a goal that all men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer will be cured or manage their illness with good quality of life, with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys. To accomplish this goal, ZERO provides comprehensive treatment information to patients, education to those at risk and conduct more free screenings than ever before. Zero increases research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and assist in the funding for research in the pursuit of a better test for the disease. For more information about ZERO, visit FightProstateCancer.org.

About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association of 76 championship golf courses, 107 golf package providers and five golf schools in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization has been and continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the Myrtle Beach area golf market. The originator of the “Stay and Play Package,” Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about the area accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation. Golf Holiday also hosts seven events and tournaments annually to help grow the game of golf and attract golfers to the Grand Strand during slower times of year.

In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also manages the GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship – the world's largest on-site golf tournament, the Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Spring and Fall Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic and the FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing. For more information, call Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday at 1-800-833-8798 or visit GolfHoliday.com.

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This press release was forwarded to me by my friend, Phil Werz, at the Brandon Agency in Myrtle Beach, SC.

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