Choctaw Casinos & Resorts has inked what it calls “a wide-ranging four-year partnership” with the Las Colinas Country Club, which will see the property become the presenting sponsor of the inaugural ClubCorp Classic.
This will see the gaming venue undertake fan enhancements, on and off-site promotional activations, and dedicated charitable efforts benefitting local organisations.
The tournament, which takes place on April 19-24, will unite PGA Tour champions who will play alongside sports and entertainment celebrities in separate competitions, as well as an amateur match that will bring ClubCorp members to play side-by-side with the pros and stars.
Among the celebrities confirmed is Annika Sorenstam, world golf hall of fame member and 72-time LPGA winner; 11-time MLB all-star pitcher Roger Clemens, pro football hall of fame wide receiver and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, MLB Network analyst and 12-year MLB standout Kevin Millar, as well as stars of the music and entertainment world with Larry the Cable Guy, Brian Baumgartner, and Colt Ford.
The ClubCorp Classic will benefit Momentous Institute, a North Texas nonprofit dedicated to building and repairing social and emotional health so that all children can achieve their full potential.
“The ClubCorp Classic presented by Choctaw Casinos & Resorts will deliver world-class competition, top-tier celebrities and entertainment alongside the best in hospitality, making this partnership a perfect fit,” comment David Pillsbury, CEO of ClubCorp.
“Choctaw Casinos & Resorts is well-known throughout our region for the important role they play in entertainment, their high-end level of hospitality and attention to detail as well as the work they do in the community. They are an ideal partner in the launch and growth of this spectacular event.”
Choctaw Casinos & Resorts are owned and operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, which boasts a number of further properties throughout south-eastern Oklahoma including locations in Durant, Grant, Pocola, Idabel, Broken Bow, McAlester, Stigler and Stringtown.
“We are thrilled to partner with the ClubCorp Classic and the PGA Tour Champions as both organisations share a culture cantered around respect, innovation and entertainment,” said Janie Dillard, senior executive office for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
“We look forward to connecting with both fans and players in fun and unique ways to not only help grow the event but to maximize the charitable impact for the community.”