BOISE, Idaho -- SUPERVALU and the Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health announced Wednesday that the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation will provide a $1 million purse to be distributed among four area non-profit organizations through this year's Kraft Shoot-Out.
The Shoot-Out will kick-off the 18th annual Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health, at 2:30 pm on Sept. 17 and is free to the public. The tournament is one of the Nationwide Tour's four original events dating back to the Tour's inception in 1990.
GOLF CHANNEL will broadcast the Kraft Shoot-Out presented by J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation LIVE to over 100 million households internationally from 4:30-7 p.m. MST.
Joe Scott, chairman of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, announced the beneficiaries for this year's Shoot-Out:
• Community Detox Center
• Boys & Girls Club of Ada County - Meridian
• Special Olympics World Winter Games 2009
• Treasure Valley YMCA -- Horsethief Camp
"We are extremely pleased to assist and help build awareness for these organizations through this incredible community sporting event. This event has an outstanding history of providing support to Treasure Valley local charitable organizations," said Scott. "The four organizations we have identified are in the midst of major capital campaigns. We are encouraged that through the Shoot-Out and tournament, many caring people will become more aware of these organizations and support their initiatives, which in turn will help thousands of families and youth in our communities."
As presenting sponsor of the Shoot-Out, the foundation has designated 100 percent of the $1 million to go directly to the four selected charitable organizations.
The $1 million purse will be divided amongst the four beneficiaries based on the outcome of two simultaneous competitions within one, nine-hole game: a traditional skins game, and a new special contest. Both competitions will have $500,000 purses available to be divided amongst the beneficiaries
The skins game will pit two two-player teams against each other in a best ball competition over nine holes. All $500,000 will be distributed to the beneficiaries through the results of the competition, whereby one team will represent the Boys & Girls Club of Ada County - Meridian and the other team will play for the Community Detox Center. On July 23, the beneficiaries were told of this event and at that time had the opportunity to randomly draw their team.
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Each skin/hole is assigned a dollar value per the table below. The team with the lowest score on each hole is determined to win the "skin." In the event of a tie on a hole, the dollar value of the previous hole is added to the next hole.
In addition to the skins competition, there will be a new special contest within the same nine holes. The best "tee shot" of each two-person team will be used to determine the winner of each special contest. Depending on the hole, the special contest for that hole will be either a "closest to the pin" contest or a "long drive" contest. Based on the incredible driving distance abilities of the participants, three par-4 holes will have a "closest to the pin" contest -- Nos. 10, 15 and 18.
The beneficiaries of the special contests competition will be Treasure Valley YMCA and Special Olympics World Winter Games 2009. The team playing for the Detox Center in the skins game will simultaneously be playing for the YMCA in the special contest for an additional $500,000. Likewise, the team playing for the Boys & Girls Club in the skins game will simultaneously be playing for the Special Olympics in the special contest.
Earlier this month, the tournament announced the participation of PGA TOUR driving distance leader and former Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health participant, Bubba Watson, in this year's Kraft Shoot-Out presented by J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.
Since its inception in 1990, the Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health has provided nearly $6 million dollars to Boise and Southwestern Idaho youth-oriented charities. Once again this year, tickets for tournament rounds (Thursday-Sunday) for the Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health are available through the Sara Lee Tickets-FORE-Charity program where local non-profit organizations sell tournament tickets and keep 100 percent of the ticket revenue. In addition, each ticket selling organization receives a portion of the $50,000 bonus pool provided by Sara Lee and Albertsons based the non-profit's percentage of total ticket sales through the program.
For more information on the Kraft Shoot-Out presented by J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation or to buy tickets to the Albertsons Boise Open presented by First Health and support local charities, please call the Jeff Sanders Promotions tournament office at 208-336-3029 or log onto www.albertsonsboiseopen.com.