Legends Signs on as Sponsor of Long Beach Mayor’s Trophy Charity Golf Tournament

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golf-clubs-long-beach-tournamentEntries/Sponsorships Still Available; Event Benefits Special Olympics Southern California & Junior Golf Programs

Celebrating 30 years as one of Long Beach’s most popular restaurant venues, Legends Sports Bar & Grill has joined a growing list of major sponsors supporting the 2009 Long Beach Mayor’s Trophy Charity Golf Tournament Presented by Titleist/FootJoy. Legends will provide a barbecue lunch on-course for the more than 150 local business leaders and golfers scheduled to participate in the fourth annual tournament, which will be hosted by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster on Monday, July 13 at Skylinks Golf Course.

“The community has been very supportive of Legends, especially since re-opening after the fire,” said Legends owners Gene and RayAnn Rotondo. “We are very grateful to be in a position to provide assistance to such worthwhile and deserving organizations.” During the past year, Legends has contributed more than $75,000 in donations and services to a variety of local causes.

Legends joins Presenting Sponsors Titleist and FootJoy; Silver Sponsors Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Southern California Edison, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Marriott, Southern California Public Links Golf Association, Entegra, California United Terminals, Consolidated Disposal Services, Choura Venue Services, and Integrated Business Systems; and Hole Sponsors Chick-Fil-A (who will provide snacks on-course), Hirsch & Associates, David Volz Design, Long Beach Container Terminal, Inc., Shoreline Village, City Light & Power, Reischl Physical Therapy and Greenberg Glusker. A variety of sponsorships are still available at all levels, ranging from hole sponsorships to title sponsorship, along with tournament entries – limited to the first 144 players to register. The Long Beach Mayor’s Trophy is operated by the non-profit American Golf Foundation (www.americangolffoundation.org) in collaboration with American Golf and the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine, in cooperation with Partners of Parks.

Entry into the tournament is $225 per player or $900 per foursome, and includes great tee gifts and tournament awards compliments of Titleist; lunch; a variety of on-course contests; and an awards dinner featuring a performance by the James Christopher Band. Other tournament activities include live and silent auctions, featuring golf vacations to premier destinations including TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and American Golf’s Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Portland, OR; and a golf demonstration by world renowned paraplegic golfer and trick shot artist Dennis Walters at 11 a.m. prior to the noon shotgun start. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

Proceeds from the Long Beach Mayor’s Trophy will benefit junior golf programs throughout the City of Long Beach, as well as Special Olympics Southern California (www.sosc.org). For 40 years, Special Olympics Southern California has empowered children and adults with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Golf is one of 12 Special Olympics sports offered, providing numerous opportunities for advanced competition – including the Summer Games held at CSU Long Beach every year. Special Olympics changes lives through the power of sport and reaches beyond the athletes who participate.

For more information and to receive a tournament brochure including both entry and sponsorship information, contact Cindy Elliott at (562) 431-5962 or cepr@msn.com.

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