BOCA RATON, FL (January 18, 2009) — Wine connoisseurs and golf enthusiasts will get the chance to hobnob on the green with legends of golf while sampling reds and whites from the private wine collections of golf pros’ own vineyards at the first-ever Allianz Championship Golf & Wine Experience, February 19, 2010. Held at 5:30 p.m. following the first round of Allianz Championship PGA Champions Tour play at The Old Course at Broken Sound, the premier golf and wine event and PGA tournament benefit Boca Raton Community Hospital.
In addition to indulging in the varietals from vineyards owned by golf pros Arnold Palmer, John Daly, David Frost, Ernie Els, Luke Donald, Mike Weir… and more, attendees will enjoy culinary favorites served up by The Capital Grille, Morton’s Steak House, Uncle Tai’s, Absinthe, and Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar; and have the chance to win autographed wine bottles, and purchase one-of-a-kind wines. There will also be prize drawings, including the opportunity to win VIP tickets to the championship tournament.
The fourth annual Allianz Championship, to be held from February 15-21, 2010, is the PGA Champions Tour’s second 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 tournament purse of $1.7 million in the 54-hole stroke-play, will include such legends of golf as Bernhard Langer, Nick Price, and tour rookies Fred Couples, Tom Lehman and Paul Azinger.
The Allianz Championship Golf & Wine Experience tickets are $100 per person; sponsorship opportunities include:
• Gary Player Package--$200--two tickets, two passes to VIP suite overlooking the 16th green during Allianz Championship.
• Fuzzy Zoeller Package--$750--eight tickets, eight passes to VIP suite overlooking the 16th green.
• Hale Irwin Package--$1,000--four tickets, passes to the Executive Skybox at the 18th green, VIP on-course parking passes.
• Nick Price Package--$5,000--(Presenting Sponsor Package)--10 tickets, ten passes to the Executive Skybox on the 18th green, company logo on all printed marketing material and signage.
• Arnold Palmer Package--$10,000-- walk inside the ropes with the Tour pros and their caddies as they play, two Pro-am positions during one day of the tournament, championship gift package, tickets to Golf and Wine Experience, passes to the Executive Skybox on the 18th green, on-course parking passes, company name and logo displayed throughout tournament.
The Allianz Championship Golf & Wine Experience committee is co-chaired by Jon Kaye and Ingrid Fulmer, with committee members including Allianz Championship sponsors Jason Brodie and Joshua Friedman of Brodie & Friedman, PA, and Jon and Bonnie Kaye of Kaye Communications, Inc; Ken Spahn, Chris Carney, Jay Whelchel, Michele Merson, Melanie Loring, William Cappeller, Kate Volman, Linda Petrakis, Bernadette Lemoine, Alan Kaye, Nicole Flier, Julie Kaminski, and Raylene Baddley.
2010 Allianz Championship sponsors include: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Administaff, The City of Boca Raton, Konica Minolta, JM LEXUS, 3M, Nokia Siemens, MasterCard, Penn Florida, Anheuser Busch, Flagler Development, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Palm Beach County CVB and Rosenberg Diamonds & Co.
For tickets and reservations call the tournament office at (561) 241-GOLF or e-mail Kady Stoll at email@example.com. For sponsorship information, call Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications@
About Allianz Championship
In addition to bringing the legendary champions of golf to Boca Raton for a celebrated week-long PGA Champions Tour event, the Allianz Championship will be driving all net proceeds to Boca Raton Community Hospital. The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Florida will play host to the event February 15-21, 2010. The Allianz Championship with a purse of $1.7 million, is the Champions Tour’s second tournament of the early-season Florida swing of three tournaments with the Golf Channel televising live all three rounds of the championship from The Old Course at Broken Sound Club.
About Allianz Life
Founded in 1896, Allianz Life provides an array of annuities and life insurance products in the U.S. through a nationwide network of independent distribution. The company is part of Allianz SE, a global financial services group that is the 20th largest company in the world based on revenues (Fortune Global 500, August 2009), employing nearly 155,000 people worldwide.
About Boca Raton Community Hospital
Serving the community since 1967, Boca Raton Community Hospital has 400 beds and more than 700 primary and specialty physicians with privileges. Areas of expertise include cancer, cardiovascular disease & surgery and women’s health. Proceeds from this year’s PGA Allianz Championship will support the Ron & Kathy Assaf Center for Excellence in Nursing at Boca Raton Community Hospital. With our country facing a nursing shortage of unheard of proportions, this initiative becomes an extremely important tool in our mission to attract and retain the highest caliber nursing staff in the country and to help our nurses discover a myriad of personal and professional opportunities, including scholarships that support their professional growth. For almost half a century, philanthropy has been an integral component of Boca Raton Community Hospital’s success. Today, community support is more important than ever. For more information about the Foundation and its fundraising initiatives that support the mission of Boca Raton Community Hospital, please call 561-955-4142.
About Broken Sound Club
Broken Sound is considered one of the premier golf course communities in Palm Beach County, FL. It features resort-style, country club living in 28 private villages and has 23 tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness/spa center, aquatic area, dining facilities and two of the finest golf courses in South Florida. The original Broken Sound Club, now affectionately known as the "Old Course", was founded in 1978 and designed by Joe Lee. Gene Bates completed a redesign of the Old Course in January 2004. The Old Course features an abundance of trees unique to South Florida and rolling fairways that give it a feel similar to courses in the Pinehurst, NC area. It includes the largest stand of natural Florida maples trees in the county. The Club Course, another Lee design, was opened in 1985 and also recently renovated by Bates. Broken Sound is located on the north side of Yamato Road on Old Course Way between Congress Avenue and Military Trail.