Major Sponsors Return and New Ones Join in to Support 2011 Allianz Championship and Benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Those Returning for the Fifth Year Since the PGA Champions Tournament Came to Boca Raton, Include Allianz Life Of North America; City of Boca Raton; Mastercard; JM Lexus; Penn-Florida Companies; 3M, Allianz Of America, Boca Raton Resort & Club; Flagler Development; Rosenberg Diamonds; Kaye Communications, Inc.; Club Car; Palm Beach Sports Commission.
Those who have returned for a fifth year, since the PGA champions Tournament came to Boca Raton, include Allianz Life of North America; City of Boca Raton; JM Lexus; MasterCard; Penn-Florida Companies; Flagler Development; 3M, Allianz of America, Boca Raton Resort & Club; Kaye Communications, Inc.; Rosenberg Diamonds; Club Car and Palm Beach Sports Commission. They are joined by long-time sponsors Administaff, Konica Minolta, Anheuser-Busch, Eagle Classics, Pepsi, Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Marriott Towne Place Suites, Marriott Spring Hill Suites, Marriott Courtyard and Callaway.
New this year to the sponsors’ roster for the 2011 tournament week, include Southern Waste Systems, Lilly Pulitzer as the presenting sponsor of the first annual Women’s Executive Pro Am, Office Depot, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, and Allianz Global-Marine Division.
“We are pleased to once again team up with so many dedicated longtime sponsors that traditionally expand in size and scope of commitment each year, as new sponsor relationships continue to grow interactive and ‘love of the game’ opportunities — such as free general public admission, parking, and shuttles — for our attendees of all ages and interests,” said Dillon. “Having a large percentage of our original sponsors that remain on onboard who saw and supported the vision and the benefits of bringing Allianz Championship tournament to Boca Raton back in 2006 is what sets this tournament apart from others.”
The Allianz Championship is the Champions Tour’s first tournament of the early-season Florida swing with the Golf Channel televising live all three rounds of the Allianz Championship from The Old Course at Broken Sound Club. Competing for the 2011 tournament purse of $1.7 million in the 54-hole tournament will include such legends of golf as returning 2010 Allianz Champion Bernhard Langer, and such golf greats as Nick Price, Corey Pavin, Paul Azinger Fred Couples, Tom Lehman and Paul Azinger and tour rookies Kenny Perry, Mark Calcavecchia and Steve Lowery. Driving charity to Boca Raton, tournament event proceeds will benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
The week-long fifth annual Allianz Championship schedule of events includes three days of championship play from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 11th-13th plus a first Annual Women’s Executive Pro-Am on Tuesday, Feb. 8th with an Executive Pro-Am Pairings Party that evening; two days of Executive Pro-Am play on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 9th and 10th; a second annual Golf & Wine experience at the close of first day of championship play, Friday, Feb. 11th; and a first annual Allianz Championship Fairway 5K/Family Day on Saturday, Feb. 12th. This year the Allianz Championship has also added a “Birdies Fore Charity” fundraising program through which participating nonprofit organizations solicit pledges from supporters based on the number of birdies made by PGA Champions Tour players during the three-day championship play.
The Allianz Championship tournament is managed by Pro Links Sports, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Directing five tournaments on the Champions Tour schedule, all are continuously voted in the top ten tournaments by the players. This reputation attracts the top golfers on the PGA Championship Tour to Boca Raton, along with other legends of golf.
The Allianz Championship, with free general admission on all three championship play days generously underwritten by JM Lexus, the City of Boca Raton and Allianz Life, will be held on The Old Course at Broken Sound Club, located at 1401 NW 51st Street, (Yamato Road), Boca Raton, FL 33431. The tournament office is located at 6450 E. Rogers Circle, Boca Raton, Florida 33487.
To upgrade spectator experience, premium ticket packages can be purchased for VIP and Skybox seating ranging from $50 to $175. Sponsorship packages include a branded opportunities, premium seating, variety of invitation-only receptions, Pro Am play, meet and greets with the legends of golf, etc. For more information, contact 561-241-GOLF (4653); fax 561-241-4658, or visit www.allianzchampionship.com.
For more information about the Foundation and its fundraising initiatives that support the mission of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, please call 561-955-4142.