ORLANDO, Fla. (September 17, 2007) –– Combining a premiere sporting experience with the opportunity to give back to the community, the 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard offers an opportunity to partake in one of Central Florida's signature events.
Beginning today, tickets officially go on sale for the 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard. This event, celebrating 30 years of exceptional golf, takes place March 10-16, 2008 at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge. As in years past, the tournament is expected to make a great impact on Orlando – on and off the course.
"Thanks to Mr. Palmer's unending commitment to preserving the tradition and sportsmanship of golf while giving back to the Orlando community, the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard has evolved to become much more than simply a golf tournament," said Scott Wellington, tournament director of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard. "Each year, proceeds from the tournament benefit the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation to support medical care given to women and children. With the help of sponsors, volunteers, fans and competitors alike, we look forward to our 30th year being marked by the biggest and most exciting tournament ever."
The Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation benefits the community owned, private not-for-profit hospitals of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.
With 10 different options, tickets for the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard range from $15 for a one-day youth ticket and $45 for a one-day adult ticket, to $275 for weeklong access to the tournament, Bay Hill Clubhouse and Palmer Pavilion. Tickets can be purchased online at www.arnoldpalmerinvitational.com, by phone at 1-866-764-4843 or 407-876-7774, or in person at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Ticket office at Bay Hill. Ticket package discounts are available when purchased prior to October 31, 2007.
About Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard
Formerly the Bay Hill Invitational, the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard will celebrate its 30th annual tournament March 10-16, 2008. The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard is one of Central Florida's signature events, a premier sporting event and a highlight of the PGA TOUR, attracting some of the greatest talent in golf. The entire event is overseen and directed by one of the game's all-time greats - Arnold Palmer. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, including the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. For more information visit www.arnoldpalmerinvitational.com.
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