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    • Senior Players Championship Trophy to Tour Baltimore Area

    Championship Tickets Now On Sale

    JULY 29, 2008, Baltimore, MD - Beginning this week, 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 2008 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, October 6-12 at Baltimore Country Club in Timonium.  The Trophy Tour schedule is as follows:

    July 28-Aug. 3 Glory Days Grille, 1220 East Joppa Road, Towson, 443-901-0270
    Aug. 4-10 The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 801 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, 443-872-0000
    Aug. 11-17 James Joyce Irish Pub, 616 South President Street, Baltimore, 410-727-5107
    Aug. 18-24 Morton's Steak House, 711 Eastern Avenue, Pier 5, Baltimore, 410-547-8255
    Aug. 25-31 Spice Company, 4 West University Parkway, Baltimore, 410-235-5400
    Sept. 1-7 Glory Days Grille, 1220 East Joppa Road, Towson, 443-901-0270
    Sept. 8-14 The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 801 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, 443-872-0000
    Sept. 15-21 Capital Grille, 500 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, 443-703-4064 
    Sept. 22-28 Sheraton North, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, 410-321-7400
    Sept. 29-Oct. 5 Tarks, 2360 Joppa Road, Lutherville, 410-583-8275

    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 410-470-3033;
    • 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 Sunday, October 5.  Consumers can save 33 percent off a Practice/Pro-Am Round grounds ticket and nearly 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.

                                                                Advance/Gate
    Practice/Pro-Am Round Grounds ticket               $10 / $15
    Valid one day, any day, Tuesday-Wednesday     

    Competition Round Grounds ticket                     $22 / $27
    Valid one day, any day, Thursday-Sunday

    Weekly AREVA Championship Club ticket package $90 / N/A
    Includes Practice/Pro-Am round ticket for 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 through
    Sunday.

    Weekly Ritz-Carlton Residences Clubhouse ticket package   $165  N/A
    Includes Ritz-Carlton Residences Clubhouse ticket for
    Tuesday through Sunday.  Note ticket does not include food and beverage.  Food and beverage will be available for purchase in the Ritz-Carlton Residences Clubhouse daily.

    Children age 17 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult.  Free admission is also available to active members of the military, retired members of the military and active reservists.  Members of these groups will need to show identification at the Tournament Ticket Gate.

    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 2008 event are October 6-12.  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 and aired in more than 140 countries around the world (4-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday).  The first and second rounds of this final major of the season will air on the GOLF CHANNEL (1:30-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday).  To purchase tickets, for information about corporate sponsorship opportunities or to become a volunteer for the 2008 tournament, please visit the Official Tournament Website at www.ceseniorplayers.com or call the Tournament Office at 410-470-3033.

    About Constellation Energy Group
    Constellation Energy (www.constellation.com), a FORTUNE 125 company with 2007 revenues of $21 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, a division of the PGA TOUR, Inc., 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 feature a minimum of 29 official events offering $55.6 million in prize money in 2008 and its highest average purse ever, $1.91 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. Mike Stevens is president of the Champions Tour. TOUR headquarters is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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