ST. LOUIS, MO (PRWEB) May 18, 2012
Lumière Place Casino & Hotels is teaming up with NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk to create the first ever Lumière Place Golf Classic, St. Louis’ premier celebrity golf event on June 10th and June 11th at Stonewolf Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature course. The Lumière Place Golf Classic will feature top celebrity golfers competing for a $50,000 purse, with proceeds benefiting the Marshall Faulk Foundation. Foursomes are available and open to the public.
"I'm excited to once-again host a golf tourney in St. Louis and I thank Lumière Place for their support in making this event possible. I'm passionate about the game of golf and look forward to a competitive tournament and a great weekend with many of my celebrity golfer friends," said NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk.
Joining Faulk on the green Sunday and Monday will be a star-studded lineup of gridiron greats and sports legends, including NFL Pro Football Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson, Marcus Allen, Richard Dent and Bruce Smith; 5x Pro Bowler Sterling Sharpe; 2x Pro Bowler Marc Bulger; MLB Hall of Famer Joe Morgan; 4x All-Star Jim Edmonds; 2x All-Star Vince Coleman; St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher; Rams GM Les Snead; NHL Hall of Famer Brett Hull; St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Rick Horton; as well as numerous sports and entertainment celebrities scheduled to participate in this epic tournament.
The Lumière Place Golf Classic officially kicks off with a ‘Pairings Party’ June 9th at Lumière Theater from 7:00—9:30 pm, featuring gourmet food, live and silent auctions, and entertainment.
The tournament will take place Sunday June 10th and Monday June 11th at Stonewolf Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Sunday shotgun start is 1:00 pm; Monday shotgun start is 10:00 am. On Sunday night, there will be a private party for all celebrities and amateurs inside Stadium Sports Bar and Grill at Lumière Place from 8:00 pm until midnight.
“The Marshall Faulk Foundation is dedicated to building bright futures and making a difference and it is truly an honor for us to host the first ever Lumière Place Golf Classic with Marshall. We look forward to supporting this great foundation, playing alongside legendary athletes and enjoying the Stonewolf Golf Club,” said Jeff Babinski, Vice President and General Manager of Lumière Place.
The 18-hole Lumière Place Golf Classic will also provide participants with all-inclusive food and beverages, as well as premium gift bags. For more information on the Lumière Place Golf Classic and to purchase a foursome, please log onto http://www.lumiereplacegolfclassic.com.
About The Marshall Faulk Foundation:
As a 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Marshall Faulk’s on the field accomplishments have been matched only by his philanthropic efforts. To date, the Marshall Faulk Foundation has provided more than $1,000,000 in financial assistance and hands-on involvement to programs in Indianapolis, St. Louis, New Orleans and Southern California.
The Marshall Faulk Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for youth by increasing opportunities for them to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. By building corporate partnerships within the community, the foundation is able to provide financial assistance to projects focusing primarily on sports development and education.
About Lumière Place Casino & Hotels:
Lumière Place includes a 75,000-square-foot casino with 2,000 slot machines, more than 55 table games, and a dedicated poker room. The resort boasts seven restaurants including Stadium Sports Bar and Grill and Chef Hubert Keller’s Burger Bar, which offers everything from fresh-ground basic hamburgers to versions with white truffles and foie gras. Additional restaurants include Cielo, Asia, The Kitchen Buffet & Bistro and Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Nightlife attractions include the piano bar, Aqua, and the high-energy lounge, globar. Lumière Place also features a large VIP lounge available to select casino customers.
Lumière Place also includes Lumière Link, a 400-foot tunnel featuring two sections of moving walkway. It provides an easy and secure pedestrian link between St. Louis’ central business district, the Lumière Place resort and the Mississippi Riverfront. Also located on the Lumière Place complex are the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, the first and only AAA Five Diamond property in Missouri and the all-suite, upscale HoteLumière which features a four-story waterfall inside the atrium. To learn more about Lumiere Place, please visit http://www.lumiereplace.com, or follow us on Twitter @LumierePlace.