The 14th Annual Willowbend Children’s Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament Releases 1st PGA TOUR Player & Celebrity Commitments

MASHPEE, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire/ — On Monday, June 27th, 20 teams of five will play in the 14th annual Willowbend Children’s Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament to raise money for children’s programs on Cape Cod. PGA TOUR Players will play 18 holes with a Celebrity and 3 Amateurs at Willowbend in Mashpee to benefit the Willowbend Children’s Charity.

PGA TOUR Players scheduled to appear include: Greg Norman, one of the greatest professional golfers of all time; John Daly, a crowd favorite and runner up at the 2005 Shell Houston Open; Ben Curtis winner of the British Open; Larry Mize, winner of the 1987 Masters Tournament in a shootout with Greg Norman, Chris Riley, winner of the 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open; Ian Baker Finch; Roger Maltbie; Rory Sabbatini; Andrew Magee; Billy Mayfair; D.J. Trahan; Jay Sigel; Scott Hoch; Tom Purtzer; Brett Wetterich and Robert Gamez.

Celebrities scheduled to appear include: Hockey Legend Bobby Orr; Basketball Legend Bill Russell; Director of Fever Pitch Bobby Farrelly; Comedian Lenny Clark; NFL stars Tim Brown and Pepper Johnson; Media personalities Aaron Brown from CNN, Bob Lobel and Steve Burton from CBS4 and Matt Siegel from KISS 108, Boston’s Mayor Menino and from the Golf Channel’s Big Break II David Gunas Jr.

Established in 1992 by Paul Fireman, Chairman of Reebok International, and his wife Phyllis, and sponsored annually by Credit Suisse First Boston, the Willowbend Children’s Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament has contributed more than $1million to programs benefiting the children of Cape Cod. Programs include: Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Children’s Museum, and the Mashpee and Cotuit School systems.

Schedule of Events for Monday, June 27, 2005:
7:00 a.m. – Gates Open
8:30 a.m. – PGA & Celebrity Introductions
8:45 a.m. – Professional Golf Clinic
9:45 a.m. – Pro-Am Begins. Shotgun Start.
11:00 a.m. – Complimentary Junior Clinic
3:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony inside the Clubhouse

More information can be found on the event’s website For the Willowbend website go to Tickets go on sale in June at the Willowbend Golf Shop or by phone at 508.539.5500.

Willowbend, a private residential golf community located on Cape Cod, offers upscale custom homes as well as unsurpassed amenities. Its 27-hole championship golf course, 18 holes designed by Michael Hurdzan, and 9 holes designed by Bruce A. Besse, Jr., is set in a traditional Cape Cod setting and features long rolling fairways with elevated views, 11 active cranberry bogs and lush island greens. Purchased by Paul & Phyllis Fireman in 1991, Willowbend is privately owned and operated by Willowbend Development LLC.

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