|CESPC Salutes Department of Defense with FREE Admission|
Baltimore, MD (Sept. 24, 2007) - As a salute to the Armed Forces in the area, the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship is extending FREE admission to active and retired military, active reservists and Department of Defense Civilian employees in all branches of the Armed Forces at military installations in the National Capitol Region. Spouses with Department of Defense ID cards will also receive free admission. The tournament will take place October 1-7 at Baltimore Country Club's East Course in Timonium, MD.
Personnel must present their Department of Defense identification cards at the gate in exchange for a ticket. Extra tickets are $25 each or $20 in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.ceseniorplayers.com or call 410-223-3033.
Four Navy personnel from the U.S. Naval Academy, Waterfront Readiness Division, Small Craft Repair Department will be on hand on Thursday, October 4, to announce the professionals as they tee off. Honorary announcers are: Quartermaster Senior Chief J.J. Myers, Lieutenant Vincent Hamilton, Machinist's Mate Chief Jeffrey W. LeCuyer and Lieutenant Dwayne Hilton.
Champions Tour professionals who have committed to the event include defending champion Bobby Wadkins, World Golf Hall of Fame members Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Nick Price and Tom Watson, Maryland native Fred Funk, Gil Morgan, Craig Stadler, Jeff Sluman, Jay Haas, Scott Hoch, Denis Watson, Jim Thorpe and Chip Beck The list of past champions of the tournament includes Arnold Palmer (1984 and 1985), Chi Chi Rodriguez (1986), Gary Player (1987), Jack Nicklaus (1990), Hale Irwin (1999), Raymond Floyd (1996 and 2000), Craig Stadler (2003) and Peter Jacobsen (2005).
About the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship
The final two rounds of the event will be broadcast on NBC - in high definition for the first time - and aired in more than 140 countries around the world (2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday). For the first time, all five of the Champions Tour's majors will have network weekend coverage. The first and second rounds of this final major of the season will air on the GOLF CHANNEL (12:30-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday). The Senior Players Championship event is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2007. Net proceeds from the event will support local charities. Since the inception of both the Senior Players Championship and the former Constellation Energy Classic, more than $8 million has been raised for charities in the communities in which the tournaments were staged. To purchase tickets, for information about corporate sponsorship opportunities or to become a volunteer for the 2007 tournament, please visit the Official Tournament Website at www.ceseniorplayers.com or call the Tournament Office at 410-223-3033.
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