Former MLB, NFL Players to Participate in Inaugural Celebrity Shootout at Mystic Dunes Golf Club

Mystic Dunes Golf ClubOrlando - Register now to hit the links Monday, March 16 with Bill "Maz" Mazeroski, Phil Niekro, Jim McMahon, Derrick Brooks and other celebrities in the Inaugural Celebrity Shootout at Mystic Dunes Golf Club presented by Universal Orlando Resort. The event benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers.

Bobby Cox, Elroy Face, Mark Lemke, Fred McGriff, and Buck Showalter also have committed to play in the tournament. Participating celebrities will be assigned to teams at a welcome reception and pairing party held at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando on Sunday, March 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Team registration and breakfast will begin on March 16 at 10 a.m. at Mystic Dunes Golf Club, followed by a noon shotgun start. The awards ceremony will occur immediately upon the conclusion of the tournament.

A total of 32 teams will compete in the tournament. Registration fees are $500 for an individual and $2,000 for a foursome. Contact Trumaine Thomas at 800.648.8905 to learn more about playing in the tournament.

"The Celebrity Shootout blends crucial support and awareness for St. Jude with a terrific golf experience for our participants," said Charlie Haje, tournament director and sports marketing liaison for ALSAC/St. Jude, the hospital's fundraising organization. "We are particularly appreciative of the celebrities who have kindly given their time and the generous sponsorships from Mystic Dunes Golf Club and Universal Orlando Resort. It's because of their support that we are able to bring together golf enthusiasts and celebrities for a worthy cause."

Mystic Dunes"Since our company's inception in 1997, Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club has taken great pride in our commitment to community service," said Melissa Suttles, Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club general manager. "We are honored to host the inaugural Celebrity Shoot Out supporting the pioneering efforts of St. Jude to find cures and save children's lives."

"Our resort is all about families and children, so our sponsorship of this event is a natural fit," said Vince LaRuffa, Universal Orlando Resort's vice president of resort sales and marketing. "We are thrilled to bring together our world-renowned family resort destination with an elite group of professional athletes to help support one of our country's premier hospitals for critically ill children."

Sponsorships remain available, ranging from Title Sponsor ($10,000) to Tee Box Sponsors ($300). To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Trumaine Thomas at 800.648.8905. 


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