The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic, a premier celebrity golf fundraiser for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, is proud to announce that Continental Airlines will serve as the 2008 Exclusive Airline Partner for the fifteenth annual tournament. This year’s event will take place at the world famous Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. on August 10, 2008
As the official airline, Continental will provide airline travel for all out of town celebrities and guests at a discounted rate. In addition to providing air-fare, Continental is also providing travel packages as auction items for the event’s annual V Gala auction. This marks the second year of Continental’s involvement in The Classic.
Through Continental’s participation, the Golf Classic is able to bring in celebrities from the West Coast that they otherwise could not afford to have. “It is so refreshing to work with an airline that time and time again asks what more they can do to make the tournament bigger and better,” said Marketing Director Anna Jackson.
“The Golf Classic weekend is filled with hope and enthusiasm for supporting a cause that has affected everyone's hearts," said Anthony Williams, Continental Airlines Sales Manager. “We are honored to participate in this great event.”
Each year, the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic brings together more than 65 celebrities, 70 local and national sponsors, and over 500 volunteers to raise money for cancer research. This year sponsors and celebrities will play golf on Pinehurst’s famous Courses No 1, No 2, and, No 4.To find out more about the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic and how you can get involved, call 919-319-0441.
About The V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano to fund cancer research grants nationwide. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than 280 cancer research grants in 37 states and the District of Columbia. The V Foundation awards 100 percent of all new direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. Among the nation’s elite charities in terms of fiscal responsibility, The V Foundation has received five consecutive top 4-star ratings by Charity Navigator. As one of The Foundation’s longest fund raisers, The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic brings together more than 65 celebrities, 70 local and national sponsors, and more than 500 volunteers to raise money for cancer research. Now heading into its 15th year, the Golf Classic has raised over $13 million dollars for cancer research.
About Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines (continental.com) is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 145 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 550 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 45,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 69 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.
For the fifth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World's Most Admired Airline on its 2008 list of World's Most Admired Companies. Additionally, Continental again won major awards at the OAG Airline of the Year Awards including "Best Airline Based in North America" for the fourth year in a row, and "Best Executive/Business Class" for the fifth consecutive year.