(BOISE, ID – August 29, 2011) – Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Executive Director Jeff Sanders announced today PGA TOUR legend John Daly has accepted a sponsor’s invitation to play in the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft September 15-18 at Hillcrest Country Club. Daly had previously committed to play on Monday, September 12th at 3 PM in The Michelob Ultra “Battle of the Big Guns” Shoot-Out at Hillcrest in a head-to-head duel with Long Drive King, Canadian Jamie Sadlowski in support of two outstanding Boise organizations. Daly will represent and play for the Boise State University Golf Programs and Sadlowski will do the same for the YMCA Activate Treasure Valley Campaign.
Daly, the former PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year, 1991 PGA Championship winner, 1995 British Open Champion and 11-time PGA TOUR Long Drive champion will add major excitement to this year’s tournament after participating in the Michelob Ultra Shoot-Out on Monday. Known as one of the golf’s most colorful personalities and longest drivers, Daly is always a fan favorite. “We are thrilled John will stay and play in the tournament and we thank him for returning to Boise where he played in the inaugural 1990 Ben Hogan Boise Open,” said Sanders. “Having John in the field gives the local community one more unique opportunity to see him perform and another great reason to come out and support local charities that benefit from the sales of tickets to the tournament.”
“I am an avid Boise State Bronco football fan,” Daly said. “I think it would be awesome if they would paint the golf course blue! I have always enjoyed playing in Boise, entertaining the fans and spending time in the city. Boise is a great place. I look forward to helping Albertsons raise money for local charities.”
More than 130 non-profit organizations have the opportunity to benefit from this year’s Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft through the Hillshire Brands TICKETS Fore CHARITY program. Non–profit organizations taking part in the Hillshire Brands TICKETS Fore CHARITY program sell tournament tickets and keep 100% of the sales they generate. Albertsons parent company SUPERVALU and Hillshire Brands also provide a $50,000 bonus pool that is distributed to the program participants based on each organization’s percentage of total ticket sales.
Over the past 21 years, the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft has generated nearly 12 million dollars for charity, making it the longest running and most successful event in terms of charitable contributions on the Nationwide Tour. The 22nd annual tournament takes place September 12-18 at Hillcrest Country Club, and tickets to see John Daly in the tournament this year along with the best of the Nationwide Tour are on sale now at www.albertsonsboiseopen.com. The tournament is produced by Portland, Ore.-based Jeff Sanders Promotions, Inc.
See PGA TOUR golf as the future stars of the PGA TOUR will return to Boise for the 22nd annual Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Sept. 12-18, 2011. Tickets are on sale now at www.albertsonsboiseopen.com, and through the Hillshire Brands TICKETS Fore CHARITY program, one hundred percent of all ticket sales will go directly to local charities.
The Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft is produced by Jeff Sanders Promotions, Inc.
ABOUT SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel with annual sales of approximately $37 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of approximately 4,290 stores composed of 1,107 traditional retail stores, including 801 in-store pharmacies; 1,283 hard-discount stores, of which 907 are operated by licensee owners; and 1,900 independent stores serviced primarily by the company’s traditional food distribution business. SUPERVALU has approximately 140,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit http://www.supervalu.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONWIDE TOUR
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Nationwide Tour identifies those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. As the official proving ground of the PGA TOUR, two out of three PGA TOUR members are Nationwide Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 316 PGA TOUR titles, including 14 majors and four PLAYERS Championships. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards will be at stake over the course of 26 events in 2011. Nationwide Insurance is the Tour’s umbrella sponsor through 2012. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its three tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, supports over 2,000 local charities and has surpassed $1.6 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter and Facebook.
ABOUT JEFF SANDERS PROMOTIONS, INC
Jeff Sanders Promotions, Inc. (JSP) is a national leader in the golf event management industry. Founded in 1989 by former University of Oregon All-American golfer and PGA TOUR member Jeff Sanders and based in Portland, Ore., JSP has produced more than 200 events across the country that have been responsible for generating more than $60 million for non-profit organizations. JSP has produced the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft since 1990. For more information, please visit www.jspgolf.com.
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