Jun 11, 2015, 02:03 ET
NEW YORK, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer & AIDS Research has announced the New York Golf Classic to be held Monday, July 20, 2015 at Hudson National Golf Club in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The event will feature a special musical performance by international recording artist and American Idol alum Chris Daughtry. The event will start with Registration & Lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m. Scramble, Shotgun Start and a 5 p.m. Reception & Musical Performance.
"I am thrilled to be a part of such an important event with the T.J Martell Foundation and look forward to seeing all these great golfers on the links. It is going to be a great day!" says Daughtry.
"We're so pleased to have a beloved artist like Chris Daughtry performing at this year's New York Golf Classic," says CEO Laura Heatherly. "This is a fabulous opportunity for golf lovers to come out to play one of the best courses in the country, enjoy some great music and raise much-needed funds for prostate cancer."
The T.J. Martell Foundation funds innovative prostate cancer research at Columbia University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
At this year's event, the Foundation will be presenting Mitchell Benson, M.D., Emeritus Chair, Department of Urology, Columbia University Medical Center with the Scientific Achievement Award for Excellence in Prostate Cancer Research. "We've made significant progress in prostate cancer treatments and quality of life for patients over the past five years. My colleagues and I commend the T.J. Martell Foundation for their continued support and appreciate their demonstrated commitment to funding innovative research," says Dr. Benson.
Hudson National Golf Club was rated one of the "Top 100 Golf Courses in America in 2014" by Golf Digest. The golf club opened in June of 1996 and quickly forged a national reputation around its traditional design, supreme conditioning, and spectacular Hudson River views. Hudson National hosted the 2004 Metropolitan Open, August 23-26, making it the first club ever to host three Metropolitan Golf Association events in its first eight years. It has also held The Carey Cup (1996) and The Metropolitan Amateur (2001). The Met PGA Championship was contested here in 2000.
For more event information as well as tickets and sponsorships, please call our New York office at 646.841.1394, email Gregory Plage at [email protected] or visit tjmartell.org.
ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION:
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $270 million dollars for research that supports top hospitals in the United States. For more information click on the T.J. Martell Foundation go to www.tjmartell.org
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