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    • Allianz Championship Announces 2008 Board of Directors, Sponsors and Event Dates

    Allianz Championship, the PGA, and Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities (BRCGC) board proudly announce the dates for second annual Allianz Championship to be held at The Old Course at Broken Sound. Bringing the legendary champions of golf to Boca Raton for a celebrated week-long tournament and activities from February 4-10, 2008, the Champions Tour event continues to drive all net proceeds to benefit Boca Raton Community Hospital.

    The Allianz Championship with a purse of $1.65 million kicks off the Champions Tour's Florida swing of three tournaments with the Golf Channel televising live all three rounds. The significant response and support of corporate and community leaders for its inaugural tournament helped garner more than 55,000 spectators, and secured national and international television exposure for Boca Raton with more than 57 million households tuning into Champions Tour television, registering it as the largest household delivery for a Champions Tour event in Golf Channel history.

    The week-long 2008 Allianz Championship schedule of events, currently under development, includes a Junior Pro-Am & Pro Skills Challenge on Tuesday, Feb. 5th, and Championship Pro-Ams on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 6th and 7th, and the Golf Channel televised 54-hole competition Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8th-10th plus a host of related special events for sponsors and participants. Founding BRCGC board members include BRCGC Board Chairman and City of Boca Raton Councilman Mike "MJ" Arts, Christine Lynn, Dick Schmidt, Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Whelchel, Don Allison, Gary Strack, Franklin Loh, Daniel Mann, Hollis Cavner, John Crean, Keith O'Donnell, Harvey Sandler, Jan Savarick and Ann Kagel. New BRCGC board members include Jim Dunn, Mark Gensheimer, Brent Colston, Larry Bernick, Troy McLellan, Don Schaevitz, Gary Bhojwani, Juli Wall, and Dr. Robert Colton.

    2008 sponsors include Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, JM Lexus; Charles Schwab; 3M; Administaff Small Business; Woolbright Development, Inc.; City of Boca Raton; Boca Aviation; Republic National Distributing; Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; 200 East; Penn-Florida Companies; Florida Atlantic University; Rosenberg Diamonds & Co.; Palm Beach Post;; Toshiba Business Solutions; Boca Raton Magazine; LXR Luxury Resorts; Boca Raton Resort & Club; HP; Clear Channel Outdoor; Clear Channel Radio; Boca Raton News; Kaye Communications, Inc.; Palm Beach County Sports Commission; PTC; and ESPN AM 760.

    Click for more information, tickets, sponsorship information, and volunteer opportunities, or contact the tournament office at 561-241-GOLF (4653); fax 561-241-4658.