Signs Extension As Official Wireless Provider For PGA Tour Men’s Professional Golf Tournament
Memphis, Tenn. (Vocus) June 4, 2010 -- Cellular South, the nation’s largest privately held wireless communications provider, has renewed its role as Official Partner of the St. Jude Classic (SJC). Tournament officials also announced today that the company has signed a one-year extension of their sponsorship agreement to serve as the Official Wireless Provider of the PGA Tour professional men’s golf tournament.
“We are always pleased to welcome back a company like Cellular South as a sponsor of this great event,” said SJC Tournament Director Phil Cannon. “A PGA Tour event like this one needs broad-based community support and the relationship with our corporate partners is an integral part of our success.”
“Cellular South is honored and excited to be a part of such a well-respected tournament that will benefit such a good cause – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Jim Richmond, director of Corporate Communications for Cellular South. “As a dedicated member of the Memphis community, we look forward to working with the PGA Tour to make this a successful and memorable tournament and to support efforts to raise needed funds to help St. Jude continue to provide lifesaving treatment to children with deadly diseases.”
Brian Gay defends his 2009 title against a field scheduled to include Padrag Harrington, Lee Westwood, Zach Johnson, Justin Leonard, David Toms and 16-year old amateur sensation Jordan Spieth during the golf tournament to be played June 7-13 at TPC Southwind. For tickets and more information, visit www.stjudeclassic.com.
About the St. Jude Classic
The St. Jude Classic, now in its 53rd year of providing professional golf to Memphis and the Mid-South, began as the Memphis Open in 1958. In 1970, the tournament adopted St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as its sole beneficiary and since then has raised more than $22.5 million for the research and treatment of catastrophic childhood diseases. Over 1,850 volunteers produce the official PGA TOUR event under the auspices of Children’s Champions for Hope, the 501(c) 3 governing body that co-sponsors the event. Past winners include Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Greg Norman, Curtis Strange, Fred Couples, Nick Price, Tom Kite, David Toms, Justin Leonard and defending champion Brian Gay. Our event is scheduled for June 7-13at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, visit www.stanfordstjude.com.
About Cellular South
Cellular South is a privately-owned diversified mobile communications company passionately committed to helping customers get the most out of their wireless devices and services. The nation’s largest privately owned wireless communications company accomplishes this goal by providing the most reliable and advanced 3G nationwide wireless voice and data network, offering industry-leading family and unlimited flat rate voice, text and mobile web plans, and through its online and in-store Discover Centers, which give customers easy, simple and convenient tools, tips, advice and information to get the most out of their mobile phone. For more information, visit www.cellularsouth.com.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.
For more information, contact:
Phil Cannon, St. Jude Classic
Dave Miller, Cellular South
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