Celebrity List Announced for Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals Open Pro-am

The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will feature a list of celebrities teeing off at TPC Summerlin on Wednesday, Oct. 15 for the tournament’s Celebrity Pro-Am sponsored by Golf Digest. Amanda Beard, Josh Duhamel, Josh Kelley, Chris Kirkpatrick, George Lopez and John O’Hurley will join Timberlake on the links with more celebrity names expected to be released in the coming weeks.

Timberlake enthuses, “I just want to make Wednesday an entertaining day for the fans who come out and really love the game…maybe we’ll all learn something and we’ll have fun in the process.”

The celebrities will join an impressive list of PGA TOUR professionals who have already committed to play in Las Vegas including Mike Weir, Jesper Parnevik, Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson.

Golf Digest VP & Publisher, Thomas J. Bair states, “We at Golf Digest are incredibly honored to sponsor the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Celebrity Pro-Am. Justin, the celebrities and the tour players will not only enjoy a tremendous day of golf, they will also be supporting a truly worthy cause. This is what golf is all about: sport, competition and giving back. We are proud to be a part of this event.”

Fans are invited to join in the fun and come out and watch the celebrities compete alongside PGA TOUR professionals. THE HILL is the perfect place to see and be seen while enjoying great views of the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. THE HILL’s sports bar atmosphere is complete with comfortable seating areas around 50” plasma-screen TVs for keeping up with the latest sporting events. The party kicks into high gear during Happy Hour, Oct. 15-17 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. After the evening Happy Hours on Wednesday and Thursday, a DJ will be spinning music on THE HILL to keep the party going. THE HILL is open Wednesday, October 15 – Sunday, October 19 and a limited number of tickets can be purchased for $25 per day or $125 for the week. Daily and weeklong tickets are on sale now at www.jtshrinersopen.com or by calling 702-873-1010 and event day tickets can be purchased at the gate.

About the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:

The 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open kicks off a five-year commitment between the two parties to continue the tradition of a PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The collaboration between Shriners Hospitals and Timberlake to act as Title Sponsor and Host (respectively) promises to create a truly unique and world-class event for players and fans alike. A host of well-known golfers and celebrities will participate in the competition to help support the Shriners Hospitals’ mission, while enjoying the signature flair that Las Vegas has to offer. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Join the fun Oct. 13 – 19, 2008 at TPC Summerlin where both the serious and casual golf fan will applaud as some of the best players in golf combined with Las Vegas-style entertainment are showcased. The viewing is unsurpassed at THE HILL, a 22,000-square-foot luxury entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes, granting stunning views of the course, Las Vegas skyline and Red Rock Canyon.


1680 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134, 702-873-1010, www.jtshrinersopen.com.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children:

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international healthcare system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services at no charge, regardless of financial need. For more information, please visit www.shrinershospitals.org.