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Shriners Hospitals for Children extends sponsorship deal with PGA event in Las Vegas

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Australian Rod Pampling holds up the winner’s trophy after sinking a 30-foot putt on 18 to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.

Shriners Hospitals for Children signed a three-year extension to remain as sponsors of the annual PGA Tournament in Summerlin, it was announced today.

The tournament, which runs Oct. 31 to Nov. 5 at TPC Summerlin, is in its 35th year. The deal extends Shriners’ commitment to the 2020 event.

“Shriners Hospitals for Children is an awe-inspiring organization that truly saves children’s lives,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement. “The PGA TOUR is honored to continue working with the Shriners to raise awareness of the wonderful work done at these hospitals.”

Shriners has sponsored the tournament since 2008.

“The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open provides tremendous media exposure and opportunities for our organizations, as well as a perfect setting for our Shriners to come together for fun and fellowship,” said Gary J. Bergenske, Imperial Potentate (CEO) of Shriners International, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Shriners Hospitals for Children in a statement. “We are very pleased to continue our tradition of hosting a professional golf tournament in Las Vegas, and to continue our relationship with the PGA TOUR for another three years.”

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21

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