|MLBPA News Release|
The Major League Baseball Players Trust (@MLBPlayersTrust) today announced that Starkey Hearing Technologies (@StarkeyHearing) has been named presenting sponsor of the Trust's second annual All Star Golf Tournament, co-hosted by Minnesota's own Joe Mauer and Dave Winfield. The tournament will take place at Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence, Minn., on Wednesday, July 16, the day after the 85th MLB All-Star Game. Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit Minnesota-area children's charities.
Starkey Hearing Technologies, based in Eden Prairie, Minn., is a world leader in manufacturing and delivering advanced hearing solutions. Starkey Hearing Technologies is dedicated to bringing people together and making lives richer by empowering individuals to reach their full potential in life. The Players Trust is honored to have Starkey Hearing Technologies on board, as the company's passion and commitment to helping people in need mirrors the desire of all Major Leaguers to do the same.
Joining Starkey Hearing Technologies as supporters of the Players Trust All Star Golf Tournament are Home Run sponsors The Mosaic Company and Restaurant Technologies. Others sponsors include Maritz Holdings, Titan Machinery, Lindbrook Capital, Majestic Athletic, Major League Baseball, Mauer Chevrolet, Nike, Sit Investment Associates, Inc. and Topps Company.
More than 20 former Major Leaguers are scheduled to join Mauer and Winfield at the All Star Golf Tournament, including Marlon Anderson, Bobby Bonilla, Phil Bradley, Juan Berenguer, Royce Clayton, Jose Cruz, Jr., Eric Davis, Eddie Guardado, Rick Helling, Jacque Jones, Corey Koskie, Paul Molitor, Al Newman, Tony Oliva, Greg Olson, Robb Quinlan, Jeff Reboulet, Steve Rogers, Reggie Sanders, Roy Smalley and Javier Vazquez.
The Players Trust All Star Golf Tournament is part of the non-profit's fundraising programming efforts. Each offseason for the past 10 years, the Trust has hosted a tournament on some of the country's most exclusive golf courses, such as Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., and Scottsdale TPC and Grayhawk Golf Club in Arizona. Last season, the Trust hosted its first All Star Golf Tournament, when Ike Davis, then of the New York Mets, and David Robertson of the NY Yankees, co-hosted a star-studded event on the notorious Black Course in Bethpage, Long Island, to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims. To date, the Trust has raised more than $1 million for various causes through its golf events.
Players Trust All Star Golf Tournament participation levels begin with the $6,000 Single, which includes one foursome with a celebrity pairing, a unique, gift-filled SWAG bag and photo for each golfer. Double, Triple and Home Run sponsorship levels are also available, and each includes tickets to the Trust's exclusive 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game television viewing party to be held the night before the golf tournament and attended by many of the celebrity golfers. Portions of the costs are tax deductible.