CESPC ANNOUNCES COMPLIMENTARY GROUNDS ADMISSION FOR ALL SPECTATORS
August 09, 2010
Constellation Energy, Golf Galaxy, Telos Corporation and OMNITEC Solutions, Inc. Support Complimentary Grounds Admission Program
Event is first modern major championship to offer complimentary admission
Potomac, MD (August 9, 2010) - The 2010 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship today announced that through the support of several corporate sponsors, complimentary tickets to the tournament grounds will be provided to all spectators for the 2010 event. The Champions Tour's final major championship of 2010 is scheduled for October 5-10 at newly renovated TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, MD. This is the first modern major championship on any of the U.S. professional golf tours to offer complimentary admission to the tournament grounds all week for every fan.
In addition to the on-going support from Constellation Energy, the event's title sponsor, Golf Galaxy (Friday's Second Round), the Telos Corporation (Saturday's Third Round) and OMNITEC Solutions, Inc. (Sunday's Final Round) have all stepped up to sponsor the complimentary admission program for one Championship Round during the 72-hole event. Each sponsor will receive on-site exposure including signage and video board content. While tournament officials are continuing their efforts to secure a fourth sponsor for Thursday's round, they are committed to offering complimentary grounds tickets to spectators all week long, including the Practice Round on Tuesday and the Accenture Championship Pro-Am on Wednesday.
"This year's Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship brings with it a patriotic theme and will honor our nation's military as the event moves to our nation's capital. What better way to enhance this celebration than to provide complimentary grounds admission to all spectators," said tournament Executive Director Steve Schoenfeld. "We are working diligently to find a fourth sponsor to step up to support the complimentary grounds admission program to all spectators for Thursday."
"We're excited that this special promotion will allow golf fans in the DC area to be treated to the very best the Champions Tour has to offer at this year's Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship," said Mike Stevens, Champions Tour president. "Similar type promotions had been done at other Champions Tour events and have been met with tremendous success in increasing attendance, raising awareness of the Champions Tour and positively impacting the tournament's charitable contribution."
For spectators who are interested in a hospitality experience at the Championship, individual tickets to two venues are now on sale. The AREVA Championship Club offers an open-air tented facility overlooking the 16th green and 17th tee with table as well as tip-down tiered seating. An upgraded menu and full bar are available for additional purchase. A Thursday-Sunday pass to the AREVA Championship Club is $75. A Thursday-Sunday pass to the TPC Potomac Clubhouse is available for $125 where spectators can enjoy an exceptional buffet and full bar for additional purchase as they watch the action unfold from the patio overlooking the 18th green.
To date, players that have committed to compete in the Championship include Defending Champion Jay Haas, World Golf Hall of Fame members Tom Watson, Nick Price and Hale Irwin, as well as major champions Jeff Sluman and Craig Stadler. This year's site, TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, which hosted a PGA TOUR event from 1987 2004 and 2006, was recently named No. 12 on Golfweek's list of the "Best New Courses for 2009." Current Champions Tour players who won PGA TOUR events at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm include World Golf Hall of Fame member Tom Kite (1987), Morris Hatalsky (1988), Gil Morgan (1990) Bill Glasson (1992).
About the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship
The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship is one of five major championships on the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour for eligible professionals age 50 and over. Jay Haas won the 2009 event on the East Course at Baltimore Country Club in Timonium, MD, against a field of 78 Champions Tour players, one of the strongest of the year. The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship has generated more than $7.5 million for charity since 1992. Since Constellation Energy became the host sponsor of Champions Tour-affiliated tournaments in 2003, more than $3 million has been raised for Maryland charitable organizations. To purchase hospitality tickets or for more information about the 2010 event please visit the Official Tournament Website at www.ceseniorplayers.com or call the Tournament Office at 410-853-7064.
About Constellation Energy Group
Constellation Energy (www.constellation.com) is a leading supplier of energy products and services to wholesale and retail electric and natural gas customers. It owns a diversified fleet of generating units located in the United States and Canada, totaling approximately 8,900 megawatts of generating capacity, and is among the leaders pursuing the development of new nuclear plants in the United States. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. A FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy had revenues of $15.6 billion in 2009.
About the Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with 16 World Golf Hall of Fame members actively competing in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The Champions Tour will conduct 26 official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2010 offering $51.5 million in official prize money, with the average tournament purse of $1.98 million. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide significant competitive and earnings opportunities for its members, to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the U.S. and around the world. In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, Champions Tour events generate significant sums of money for charity. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. TOUR headquarters is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The web site address is PGATOUR.com.