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Sir Nick Faldo to receive St. Jude Legends for Charity Award at The Greenbrier during inaugural St. Jude Golf Invitational, Oct. 19-20
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (Aug. 26, 2014) – Sir Nick Faldo, CBS Sports Golf Analyst and winner of six Majors including three Masters® Tournaments and three British Open titles, and more than 40 tournaments worldwide will be honored with the St. Jude Legends for Charity Award at the inaugural St. Jude Golf Invitational presented by The Peter G. Dodge Foundationon Oct. 19-20, at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
The Legends for Charity® program is one in a series of events planned by Cheryl DeLeonardis of Ocean 2 Ocean Productions who created the program in 2005. The concept is to recognize sports leaders with philanthropic hearts in various markets across the country.
The invitational is designed to raise awareness and funding for children battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Thanks to generous donors who attend events such as this one, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live.
The St. Jude Legends for Charity Award recognizes sports leaders with philanthropic hearts in various markets across the country. Faldo is also a humanitarian off the course and outside the broadcasting booth through the Faldo Series, a non-profit aimed at creating opportunities for young people through golf.
Faldo will receive his award during a gala on Sunday, Oct. 19, where guests will enjoy dinner and cocktails, as well as silent and live auctions to support St. Jude families. On Monday, Oct. 20, the St. Jude Golf Invitational will kick off with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. on the Old White TPC Course, home to the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic.
Presenting sponsor The Peter G. Dodge Foundation is helping to make this event possible.
“In the two years I have been involved with St. Jude, I have developed a deep appreciation and profound respect for their approach to their fight against childhood cancer – in the way that they care for patients, in the integrity of their research and their generosity with findings, and in the efficiency and precision with which they generate and allocate capital. I want to help with the latter effort to the extent possible, and hope to build this tournament over time into one of the hospital’s key events,” said Peter Dodge, Presenting Sponsor and Co-Chairman of The Inaugural St. Jude Golf Invitational.
For more information or to purchase sponsorships, gala tickets, gala tables or golf foursomes, visit stjude.org/greenbrier, or call Emily Bruenderman at (800) 545-1696.
For all Sir Nick Faldo and Legends for Charity® inquiries:
Cheryl DeLeonardis, Ocean 2 Ocean Productions
(954) 922-7013; [email protected]
For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and event-related inquiries:
Emily Bruenderman, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
(502) 819-8167; [email protected]
About Legends for Charity®
Legends for Charity® is an annual national event held during Super Bowl Weekend to present The Pat Summerall Award to a deserving broadcaster. It is the only event held at the prestigious NFL headquarters hotel that celebrates national sports legends while raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since its inception ten years ago, the event has raised $2.5 million for St. Jude kids and recently expanded regionally to recognize local sports leaders who are philanthropic, too. St. Jude and Ocean 2 Ocean Productions are now branching out this concept into regional events around the country.
About The Peter G. Dodge Foundation
The PGDF’s mission is ‘to help people lead lives free from the effects of alcohol addiction.’ Along with the website, the PGDF operates a grant program which funds non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing the field of alcohol treatment. Currently, grant applications are only accepted by invitation, but PGDF Executive Director, Elizabeth Cairns, notes that the Foundation may accept nominations for potential grantees as early as the 2015 grant cycle. The PGDF also supports other events and organizations in selected areas of interest including: education, medicine, and the arts. Organizations previously sponsored by the PGDF include Achieve Kids Triathlon, Chris School, Paws2Care, the Washington Animal Rescue League, and the Telluride Film Festival.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.orgor following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjudeand twitter.com/stjude.
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