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Gary Player Invitational In Bedford Supports Children's Charities

Behind the scenes at a recent Invitational event hosted by Gary Player, which raised more than $225,000 for charity.
Behind the scenes at a recent Invitational event hosted by Gary Player, which raised more than $225,000 for charity. Video Credit: Golfing World

BEDFORD, N.Y. – GlenArbor Golf Club will host celebrities, golfers and athletes at the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational Sunday, Oct. 11 and Monday, Oct. 12.

The all-star field includes the only golfer in history to have been awarded Player of the Year on all three PGA Tours, Tom Lehman; 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner; 90-time international tournament winner and LPGA legend with the most wins to her name, Annika Sorenstam; recent World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Mark O’Meara; 1987 Masters Champion Larry Mize, six-time PGA Tour winner and PGA Champion, Jeff Sluman; and Hunter Mahan, two-time World Golf Championships event winner.

In addition, Kira Kazantsev, the newly crowned Miss America 2015 will be participating alongside other top players from the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours, including Tony Finau, Alison Walshe, Retief Goosen, Natalie Gulbis, Chi Chi Rodriguez and more.

“We are thrilled to see such a tremendous support for our upcoming event at GlenArbor and look forward to a fun couple of days with our friends from the golf, sport and entertainment worlds,” said Player. “I’m delighted that each of these individuals are willing to take time out of their busy schedules to raise money for The Player Foundation.”

The Gary Player Invitational, sponsored by Berenberg, the German private and investment bank founded in 1590, forms part of the world-leading charity golf event series, which has raised more than $60 million for charities worldwide. The benefiting charity for the U.S. event will be The Player Foundation, whose goal is to donate $100 million by 2020 to the support of children’s charities, the betterment of impoverished communities and the expansion of educational opportunities.

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