30/10/2009Celebrity Golf Invitational 2009

Celebrity Golf Invitational 2009 edition, a Golf Tournament that will take place in Cancun at Playa Mujeres Golf Course, with the presence of great American show business and sports stars, known for their love for the game and for their altruistic activities.

The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that stars from the cinema, television, theater and sporting world will be coming to Cancun to participate in the Celebrity Golf Invitational 2009 which takes place from December 3rd – 6th.

The Cancun Tourist Promotion Trust informed us that these celebrities, some of whom are known for their charitable work, will compete in two golf tournaments taking place at the Playa Mujeres Golf Club and also in a poker tournament and a silent auction in the Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa and Nature Park. The proceeds will go to charitable organizations such as Teleton, Children International and a self-sufficiency project for the Mayan communities.

‘Our objective is to promote Cancun and its surrounding areas, in the eyes of the world, as one of the most important tourist destinations in the Mexican Republic’ explained Gustavo Stielglitz, Director of Celebrity Golf Invitational. He also said that this event has taken place many times in the United States but that this will be the first time that it will be held in Mexico.

According to the organizing committee, which has already expressed an interest in establishing this tournament as an annual event and hosting it for the next three years in Cancun, the actor Clifton Davis, ex-basketball players Rich Berry, Sam Jones and John Starks, as well as the ex-athlete Bob Beamon, winner of the long jump gold medal in the 1968 Mexico Olympics will attend.

Other personalities who have confirmed their attendance are Isaac Curtis, ex Bengalis de Cincinnati, Kellen Winslow, from the San Diego Chargers, and baseball player Ray Lankford. ‘Mexico is known worldwide for its hospitality and its excellent image in the golfing world’ said the Director of Golf Invitational.
Many famous Mexican celebrities and sports personalities have shown an interest in taking part and it is hoped that they will confirm their attendance at the Celebrity Golf Invitational 2009, in the next few days.

Apart from the social activities programmed during the three-day event, the stars from the world of sport and entertainment will play two tournaments at the Playa Mujeres Golf Club. One will be in the Skins format, and the other Pro Am, in which the team will be lead by three amateur players.
The personalities invited will then participate in a poker tournament ‘Texas Hold ‘em’ style. All the winnings from this tournament and from the silent auction will be donated to charitable works.