37th Annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Since 1983, Las Vegans have come together to see some of the greatest golfers of all time and witness magical golf moments. Las Vegas has made a name for itself in the golf world with more than 50 spectacular golf courses and a long history of PGA TOUR competition.
Each fall in Las Vegas the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open offers spectators, golf fans and players alike, an event like nothing else in town. We are Las Vegas’ best golf for an even better cause.
The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open has been known by various titles throughout its history, but the tournament’s legacy of bringing the best golf to Las Vegas has remained the same. The tournament’s original host organization was the Las Vegas Founders, a volunteer group of Las Vegas business leaders. In 1983, the group helped bring the PGA TOUR to Las Vegas when Las Vegas PGA TOUR player Jim Colbert brought together business leaders Chuck Ruthe, James Cashman, Tom Hartley, Dick Etter and others to form the Las Vegas Founders Club. The group spent nearly 25 years ensuring that the PGA TOUR continued to come back to the city bigger and better each year. At that time, there were just a handful of courses and about 500,000 residents, but that didn’t stop the group from teaming up and watching the Las Vegas golf community expand at a dizzying pace. During the Pro-Am era of golf, the 1983 Panasonic Las Vegas Pro-Celebrity Classic was the PGA TOUR’s first-ever tournament with a million-dollar prize purse.
In 2007, the tournament announced that Shriners Hospitals for Children would take over the operations of the tournament. Entertainer Justin Timberlake was the host of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open tournament 2008 through 2012. In 2013, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open became a part of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
This year will mark the 37th annual tournament at TPC Summerlin. We will be welcoming back Bryson DeChambeau and another stellar field to compete for a $7 million purse.
We appreciate your support and coverage of this PGA TOUR FedEx Cup tournament and encourage you to reach out for more information or specific requests.
Featured Media Opportunities
National Patient Ambassadors
Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children selects two National Patient Ambassadors to represent the health care system’s patients. The ambassadors spend the year sharing the stories of their medical journey and the ways Shriners Hospitals for Children has made a dramatic difference in their lives.
Standard Bearers – Hospital Patient Ambassadors
The Standard Bearers program is unique to Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and helps us integrate the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children with the tournament. Each hospital patient ambassador represents their local hospital and volunteers to carry the scores for each pairing during the event. The opportunity provides a special experience for the children and helps connect patients and families from across the country who may experience similar challenges.
Off the Green with Alec – Social Media Show
New in 2019, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will highlight Alec Cabacungen as the official Shriners Hospitals for Children golf correspondent.
Alec will provide a daily report on the tournament’s match play, highlighting the top players and providing updates and insights to guide viewers on what to watch for as the tournament progresses. This will also include interview segments recorded as players finish their rounds if available. These will broadcast live on the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open social channels.
Adaptive Golf Clinic
The U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance puts on golf tournaments and clinics to provide an opportunity for adaptive golfers. The Shriners Open event is ideal and connects patients and USAGA members for an inspirational the Shriners two hours clinic.
“Our kids are different and they find kids with similarities here. The adaptive golf professionals are paired with kids and it’s naturally inspiring,” Babcock said.
Conducted by the Shriners Hospitals for Children to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the fourth event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup season.
Event Title: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Date: September 30 – October 6, 2019
Location: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
Purse: $7 million in prize money
Field: 144 PGA TOUR Professionals
Defending Champion: Bryson DeChambeau
Title Sponsor: Shriners Hospitals for Children
Conducted By: Shriners Hospitals for Children
Volunteers: Estimated 1,000 volunteers
Beneficiary: Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children Brand Information
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our health care system provides advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children is to:
- Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special
health care needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
- Provide for the education of physicians and other health care professionals.
- Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
- This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or
family to pay.
For more information, please visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
Shriners International Information
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. It founded Shriners Hospitals for Children as its official philanthropy in 1922. What began as one hospital, is now a world-renowned health care system with locations in three countries. The fraternity has nearly 200 chapters in several countries, and thousands of clubs around the world and continues to support the unique health care system.
The mission of Shriners International is to:
- Be the premier fraternal organization for men of good character.
- Provide attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and
- Foster self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement.
- Serve mankind through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Please visit shrinersinternational.org to learn more.