September 02, 2007
FOR RELEASE: Monday, July 30, 2007
Baltimore, MD - Beginning Monday, July 30, the Sam Snead Trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, will begin a two-month tour to Baltimore-area restaurants, providing golf fans the opportunity to see the trophy up-close. Named in honor of the player with the most wins in PGA TOUR history, the trophy is comprised of two hand-carved pieces of Waterford Crystal, and the bowl is etched with 18 greens and appropriately numbered flags.
Patrons dining at each restaurant while the trophy is displayed will receive a special coupon offering a 10-percent discount off their on-line ticket order to the 2007 Championship. The Trophy Tour begins at The Capital Grille in downtown Baltimore and will make a different stop each week leading up to the Championship, Oct. 1-7 at Baltimore Country Club in Timonium. The Trophy Tour schedule is as follows:
July 30-Aug. 5 The Capital Grille, 500 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Aug. 6-12 The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 801 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore
Aug. 13-19 Michael's Caf, 2119 York Road, Timonium
Aug. 20-26 Morton's Steak House, 711 Eastern Avenue, Pier 5, Baltimore
Aug. 27-Sept. 2 Blue Sea Grill, 614 Water Street, Baltimore
Sept. 3-9 Ruth's Chris Steak House, 1777 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore
Sept. 10-16 Havanna Club, 600 Water Street, Baltimore
Sept. 17-23 McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, 711 Eastern Avenue, Pier 5, Baltimore
Sept. 24-30 Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson
Individual daily and weekly tickets to the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship are now on sale. Those wishing to purchase tickets to the Championship may do so by:
• Logging on to the Official Tournament Website: www.ceseniorplayers.com;
• Calling 410-223-3033;
• Visiting Baltimore Washington Golf Center on York Road in Timonium;
• Or visiting Wegmans Food Market in the Hunt Valley Town Center on Shawan Road in Hunt Valley.
Tickets available are listed below. Advance prices are valid through Friday, September 28. Consumers can save 33 percent off a Practice/Pro-Am Round grounds ticket and 20 percent off a Competition Round grounds ticket by ordering in advance of the tournament. Additionally, weekly discounted tickets will only be sold in advance and will not be available at the gate.
Practice/Pro-Am Round Grounds ticket $10 $15
Valid one day, any day, Monday-Wednesday
Competition Round Grounds ticket $20 $25
Valid one day, any day, Thursday-Sunday
Weekly AREVA Championship Club package $85 N/A
Includes Practice/Pro-Am round ticket for Monday and
Tuesday and daily ticket to the AREVA Championship Club
Wednesday through Sunday. Note ticket does not include
food and beverage. Food and beverage will be available
for purchase in the AREVA Championship Club Wednesday
Children age 17 and under are admitted to the Grounds for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Admission to Championship Club and Clubhouse is regular price. Children age 5 and under admitted to Championship Club and Clubhouse for free when accompanied by a paying adult. All prices are inclusive of taxes.
Professionals that have committed to compete in the tournament to date include Defending Champion Bobby Wadkins, World Golf Hall of Fame members Bernhard Langer and Tom Watson, as well as Fred Funk, Jim Thorpe, Craig Stadler, Jeff Sluman, Jay Haas, Scott Hoch and Denis Watson.
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. Dates for the 2007 event are October 1-7. Beginning this year, the event will be played on the East Course at Baltimore Country Club in Timonium, MD, with a field of 78 Champions Tour players competing for a share of the $2.6 million purse, the largest of the season. 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). 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.
About Constellation Energy Group
Constellation Energy (http://www.constellation.com), a FORTUNE 200 company with 2006 revenues of $19.3 billion, is the nation's largest competitive supplier of electricity to large commercial and industrial customers and the nation's largest wholesale power seller. Constellation Energy also manages fuels and energy services on behalf of energy intensive industries and utilities. It owns a diversified fleet of 78 generating units located throughout the United States, totaling approximately 8,700 megawatts of generating capacity. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland.
About the Champions Tour
The Champions Tour is a division of the PGA TOUR, Inc., a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The Champions Tour will feature a minimum of 29 official events offering $54.1 million in prize money in 2007 and its highest average purse ever of $1.86 million. The Champions Tour operates under the umbrella of the PGA TOUR which includes the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. The Champions Tour's primary purpose as an entity of the PGA TOUR is to provide significant competitive and earnings opportunities for players age 50 and older; 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 also generate significant sums of money for charity. The commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Rick George is president of the Champions Tour. TOUR headquarters is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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Michael McPhillips, Champions Tour, 904-273-3470, firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Yuhanick, John Yuhanick Associates, 410-338-0700, email@example.com