Mar. 19 is Scottsdale Healthcare Day at Founders Cup; Players to visit Thompson Peak Hospital Mar. 12 & 15
PHOENIX, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup announced today that Scottsdale Healthcare, a leading hospital system in the greater Phoenix area, has joined as a tournament sponsor.
The sponsorship includes being named official medical partner of the inaugural event, the onsite medical/first aid provider during tournament week and sponsor of Scottsdale Healthcare Day on Saturday, March 19. LPGA players will sign autographs at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital's Play Well community event on Mar. 12 and visit patients on Mar. 15.
Six-time LPGA winner Grace Park, a Scottsdale resident, will play for the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation as her designated charity at the Founders Cup. Park noted that her mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and she wanted to choose a local nonprofit involved in cancer treatment and research. Her choice was easy knowing the capabilities at the nearby Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.
The RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup will donate $1 million to charity, with $500,000 going to The LPGA Foundation and its LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program and $500,000 going to the top-10 finishers' designated charities. Park will be featured in Scottsdale Healthcare/RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup advertisements.
Scottsdale Healthcare Day will be held on Saturday, March 19 during the second round of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix. Among other activities, the public will have an opportunity to meet some of the greater Phoenix area's leading surgeons from Scottsdale Healthcare and hands-on demonstrations of the daVinci surgical robot used at the Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, located a short drive east of Desert Ridge.
On Saturday, March 12, Scottsdale Healthcare will host the "Play Well" Free Family Golf Clinic, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, 7400 E. Thompson Peak Parkway. Golf fans can meet LPGA players including Grace Park and Hall of Famer Betsy King, learn more about their golf swing, get flexibility checks, blood pressure and skin cancer screenings and see a live broadcast of KTAR Sports620 radio's Bunker to Bunker golf show. The Thompson Peak Hospital's daVinci and Mako surgery robots will be on display, with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stefan Tarlow explaining the benefits of minimally invasive surgery.
Discount tickets are being sold through www.ScottsdaleHealthcareTickets.org, with half of the purchase price donated by the LPGA to the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation:
- Any Day Grounds ticket is $15 for access any one day of competition Friday-Sunday, with $7.50 benefiting Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. Regular ticket price is $20.
- Weekly Grounds ticket is $40 for access to the tournament grounds Wednesday-Sunday, with $20 donated to Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. Regular ticket price is $50.
Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital serves the Desert Ridge and Grayhawk areas along with other nearby communities in north Phoenix and Scottsdale. The full service hospital offers emergency, medical and surgical services including the latest in minimally invasive robotic surgical technologies.
The RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup Pro-Am will take place on Thursday, March 17 and the first round begins on Friday, March 18 with the tournament concluding on Sunday, March 20.
Scottsdale Healthcare is the community-based, not-for-profit parent organization of Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and its philanthropic arm, the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. A leader in medical innovation, talent and technology, Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962 and with headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information, visit www.shc.org.
SOURCE Scottsdale Healthcare