Entertainment Superstar Justin Timberlake To Make Debut At American Century Championship
Luminary Joins Big-Name Pro Athletes at 26th Lake Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tourney
Jun 10, 2015, 11:44 ET
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev., June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Multi-talented actor and musical artist Justin Timberlake will join superstar athletes and entertainers for the first time this summer at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, July 14-19 (www.TahoeCelebrityGolf.com). The acclaimed performer is an avid golfer who plays to a six handicap and is renowned in the sport for his philanthropic endeavors.
He will join an impressive lineup of more than 80 sports and entertainment celebrities, including TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley, NFL MVP and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, TV personality Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty and a host of current pro athletes and retired Hall of Famers all chasing the $125,000 first prize. The 26th annual tournament raises money for multiple charities and offers free admission to military personnel and guests.
With major television exposure (NBC Sports, NBCSN, Golf Channel) and a purse of $600,000, the American Century Championship is the most prestigious celebrity tournament in golf. The 2015 event tees off July 17-19 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
In 2007, the PGA Tour announced Timberlake as the host of its 2008 Las Vegas tour stop. The tournament was renamed the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open from 2008-2012. In addition to lending his name to the event and attending the tournaments, Timberlake also raised money for the Shriners Hospitals via concert performances during weekend activities.
One of today's most successful recording artists, Timberlake has won six Grammy Awards® and four Emmy Awards®. As an actor, Timberlake has starred in such acclaimed films as the Academy Award®-nominated The Social Network as well as hit movies including Friends With Benefits, Bad Teacher, Trouble With The Curve and Inside Llewyn Davis. In 2013, he released his album The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience which became the best-selling album of the year. Time named Timberlake one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013.
Timberlake will also join disabled veterans, Sergeant Major Rodney Gorman, and Corporal Chad Pfeifer, winners of the George W. Bush Presidential Center's Warrior Open, in the field.
For information, promotions, and packages visit www.TahoeCelebrityGolf.com and www.tahoesouth.com. For South Lake Tahoe events, visit The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TahoeSouth, Twitter: www.twitter.com/TahoeSouth and YouTube: www.youtube.com/LTVA. For information call 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463).
SOURCE American Century Championship
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