Justin Timberlake announced in Tahoe celebrity golf lineup
June 15, 2015
Actor and musical artist Timberlake will join athletes and entertainers for the first time this summer at the ACC celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe from July 14 to 19 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Timberlake is an avid golfer who plays to a six handicap and is renowned in the sport for his philanthropic endeavors, according to a Wednesday press release.
He will join the lineup of more than 80 sports and entertainment celebrities, including Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, John Elway, Anthony Anderson, Roger Clemens, Jerry Rice, Cris Collinsworth, Tim Brown, Jerome Bettis, U.S. Army Sgt. Major Rodney Gorman, and retired U.S. Army Corporal Chad Pfeifer, Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty and defending ACC champion Mark Rypien along with a host of professional athletes and retired Hall of Famers. The tournament raises money for multiple charities and offers free admission to military personnel.
The ACC boasts major television exposure and a purse of $600,000.
"We've been talking to Justin Timberlake for years about joining the American Century Championship field and his schedule coincides with our tournament dates this year," said Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC Sports, which owns and operates the tournament. "He will be a dynamic attraction for the galleries and a perfect fit with the celebrities who come to Lake Tahoe every July."
In 2007, the PGA Tour announced Timberlake as the host of its 2008 Las Vegas tour stop. The tournament was renamed the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open from 2008-2012. In addition to lending his name to the event and attending the tournaments, Timberlake also raised money for the Shriners Hospitals performing concerts during weekend activities.
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Timberlake is the recipient of nine GRAMMY and four EMMY awards. TIME Magazine named Timberlake one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013.
For tournament information: http://www.TahoeCelebrityGolf.com.