’06 AT&T Classic will boost charities

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The AT&T Classic will enter its 17th year in 2006 and will feature the top golfers on the Champions Tour. Previous players include Des Smyth (2005 winner), Gil Morgan (2004 winner), Tom Purtzer (2003 winner), Tom Kite (2002 winner), Raymond Floyd, Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange and Fuzzy Zoeller. Since its inception in 1990, the tournament has been hosted at various clubs in the Los Angeles area, including Rancho Park Golf Course and Wilshire Country Club, before settling in Valencia in 2001. SANTA CLARITA – Tickets to the 2006 AT&T Classic seniors golf tournament in Valencia are on sale, with proceeds to benefit a number of charities, including the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation. The AT&T Classic – formerly the SBC Classic – will return March 6-12 to Valencia Country Club, said Brian Fitzgerald, the tournament’s executive director. “Attending a PGA event is the ultimate gift for any golf fan,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s an opportunity to see some of their favorite golf legends up close and personal, and at the same time, make a significant contribution to local charities.” Tickets are available for purchase through the hospital foundation at (661) 253-8082 and via the Los Angeles County Junior Golf Foundation at (213) 738-2972. Also, the tournament is inviting additional charities and nonprofit organizations to join the Charity Partners program, which provides organizations the opportunity to use the AT&T Classic to generate funds through the sale of tickets and corporate hospitality. Contact the AT&T Classic at (661) 260-1897 for information on charity involvement.last_img

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