Central Station – February 2008

WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS HONORS JACK NICKLAUS AND FINANCIAL INNOVATOR STEPHEN SCHWARZMAN


West Palm Beach, FL – Motivated by the global impact he has made in his second career as a world-class designer, as well as his philanthropic efforts at home, Jack Nicklaus was honored with The Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship before a packed room of close to 500 gathered at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for Performing Arts. The Wilson Award for Public Service was presented to financial market innovator Stephen Schwarzman.With its Woodrow Wilson Awards, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars recognizes leaders in business and public service from around the world and across the political spectrum.
Recipients share President Wilson’s vision of improving our policies and institutions through enlightened and deliberate dialogue and stand as living testaments to what may be accomplished when the worlds of learning, public affairs and business come together in common interest.
Nicklaus closed his speech by acknowledging Barbara, his wife of 47 years, and his five children, most of whom attended the event. He credited Barbara for being the guiding light for the family’s influence on lives at the local level through her myriad charitable efforts, the most notable being the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, which supports numerous pediatric health-care services in a five-county area, including Palm Beach.
For more information about the Woodrow Wilson Awards, call visit www.wilsoncenter.org.

GINN OPEN TICKETS ON SALE NOW


REUNION, FL.– Tickets to the third-annual Ginn OPEN, to be played April 14-20, 2008 at Ginn Reunion Resort, are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call 877-GINN-TIX or buy online at www.ginnopen.com using the Click-n-Print Ticket System. For a limited time only, fans can purchase the Valentines Package, which includes two weekly badges and two tickets to the ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Wine and Cheese Event, Friday, April 18, for $99 (limited quantities and a $200 value).

Advance ticket prices are as follows:
Practice rounds (April 14, 15, 16): $5; (Seniors 55+) Free
Daily (April 17, 18, 19, 20): $20 (advance) $30 (at gate); (Seniors 55+) $15 (advance) $20 (at gate)
weekly** $70 (advance) $80 (at gate); (Seniors 55+) $45 (advance) $50 (at gate)

Golden Senior Foursome:
4 Senior Weekly Badges $160 (savings of $20)
Fore-Pack:
4 Weekly Badges - $250 (savings of $30)
valentines Package:
2 weekly badges and 2 tickets to the ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Wine and Cheese Event $99 ($200 value, limited quantities) Children 17 & under: Free
* All prices include parking
** Weekly badges include Clubhouse Access
In addition, the Ginn OPEN has partnered with Central Florida’s oldest theme park, Cypress Gardens.
The partnership will allow anyone attending the Ginn OPEN a free ticket into Cypress Gardens between April 19th and May 23rd. All attendees of the Ginn OPEN will have to hold onto their weekly badges or daily tickets and show them at the ticket window when they go to Cypress Gardens to receive their one free pass. Tickets to Cypress Gardens range from $29.95 to $34.95.

PODS CHAMPIONSHIP OFFERS McDONALD’S® TICKET SPECIAL


PALM HARBOR, FL – The PODS Championship, which will bring golf’s biggest names to Tampa Bay March 3-9, offers its first-ever ticket special in conjunction with McDonald’s throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Beginning, Monday, February 11, the McDonald’s ticket special, which includes two Good-Any-One-Day passes, is available for only $79 ($100 value). Ticket purchases support local area charities including the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Tampa Bay. Last year’s PODS Championship raised $1.2 million for Bay area charities. To purchase a McDonald’s® ticket special for $79 folks should log on to www.podschampionship.com.

BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS SPONSORS DURAMED FUTURES TOUR


Lakeland, FL– The Duramed FUTURES Tour announced that Bright House Networks committed to being the title sponsor of the Lakeland, Fl. Futures Tour Event for the next two years with a two year option.

The agreement calls for the tournament to be renamed the Bright House Networks Open in 2008 and 2009. This year’s event takes place March 14-16 at the Cleveland Heights golf course in Lakeland. It marks the twelfth year the tournament.

“We are thrilled that Bright House Networks has made the commitment to the tournament,” said Zayra Calderon, President and CEO of the Duramed FUTURES Tour. “The financial commitment that Bright House Networks has made helps secure the long-term stability of the tournament and allows us to showcase the talents of some of the best women professional golfers in the world to golf fans in Central Florida.”