A press conference to announce new celebrity guests and other exciting updates to the inaugural ANNIKA and Friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort celebrity golf and music event was held Friday at Wine World in Grand Boulevard.
Rick Hileman, Director of Resort Golf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, announced new additions to the growing celebrity roster for the golf tournament, including actor Craig T. Nelson, Fox Business Network’s Gerri Willis, American alpine skier Bode Miller, Hall of Fame NFL lineman Anthony Muñoz and NFL running back Ricky Watters.
Other celebrities that were announced in January include Darius Rucker, Alfonso Ribeiro, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper, Yani Tseng, Laura Diaz, Suzann Pettersen and Nancy Lopez. A complete list of celebrities and their bios can be found at www.annikaandfriends.com.
As an exciting part of Friday’s press conference, Annika spoke live via Skype with Grammy-winning country superstar and ANNIKA and Friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort major concert headliner, Darius Rucker. Rucker discussed his participation in the ANNIKA & Friends Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament and exciting concert on May 13.
Wine World is the official food and beverage provider for the Darius Rucker concert. The concert will be held May 13, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Grand Boulevard. Gates open at 4 p.m. with opening acts beginning immediately thereafter. No outside food or beverage will be allowed. Stacey Brady, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Grand Boulevard, announced Friday that the new ticket pricing for children would be $25 for 12 and under and $10 for children 5 and under. The ticket price for adults is $59.
Annika announced Friday that anyone who has purchased a ticket or does so before March 31st will be entered to win two VIP Darius Rucker concert tickets, including VIP access, all food and beverage and a meet-and-greet with Darius Rucker after the show.
Representatives from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Grand Boulevard and sponsoring organizations were on site to speak about their involvement in the event, as did representatives from the ANNIKA Foundation, the event’s benefiting charity organization.
The inaugural ANNIKA & Friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will take place May 12 & 13, 2012. Hall of fame golfer Annika Sorenstam, along with more than 25 of her celebrity friends and famous athletes, will join in an amazing weekend filled with golf, social events and fine dining. All proceeds from the weekend will go to the ANNIKA Foundation to fund the implementation of SPARK – the leading physical education program for children in schools – in elementary schools in Northwest Florida and across the state. To learn more about this exciting event, visit www.annikaandfriends.com.