Las Vegas joins Akron/Canton to host draft experiences featuring NFL greats
Mount Laurel, NJ – March 3, 2022 –– The NFL Alumni Association is growing its golf pro-am and experience platform around the NFL Draft to feature events in both Las Vegas, Nevada, and Akron/Canton, Ohio in April, 2022. Former NFL players will join amateur teams for golf on some of America’s top courses and get an inside look at what the NFL Draft means to these men. This will be the second playing of this official event following a sell-out of the inaugural NFL Alumni Draft Pro-Am & Experience in 2021 at the famed Firestone Country Club in Akron. Both events will benefit the NFL Player Care Foundation and the NFL Alumni’s Caring for Kids initiative.
Las Vegas, the NFL Draft’s host city will feature with three 18-hole competitions from April 27-29. Golf rounds will be hosted at Cascata Golf Club, Rio Secco Golf Course and Bear’s Best Las Vegas. The host city for this year’s NFL Draft, Las Vegas will have a maximum of 24 teams of four amateurs, each to be joined for nine holes by an NFL alum. Team entry fees are $8800 and include the three tournament rounds, daily gourmet food and beverage, an NFL Alumni Chalk Talk during a Tailgate on the Range, and the opportunity for attendees to go down to the Vegas Strip for the live NFL Draft “party” on Thursday night.
Firestone Country Club’s renowned South and North courses will again host its two-day Draft Pro-Am, April 27-28. Up to 48 teams will be captained by NFL Alumni for two rounds of golf. Participants will enjoy great food and beverage each day, nightly receptions, a Tailgate Party dinner, an NFL Alumni Chalk Talk during the Tailgate and a closing awards dinner and live auction held during round one of the NFL Draft. Team entry fees are $5600.
“Golf is an important activity for our members so adding a golf event to the NFL Draft made perfect sense,” said NFL Alumni CEO Beasley Reece. “Golf connects our members in NFL Alumni chapters with their communities around a common cause of helping others and celebrating a game that has meant so much to us in our lives.”
Limited sponsorship opportunities for all three events are available and range from $10,000 for one city to a $150,000 presenting sponsorship for the entire series. For more information on registering your team or inquire about sponsorship packages for one of these NFL Alumni Draft Pro-Am & Experience events visit nflaagolf.com or email Tournament Director Matthew Schulze at email@example.com
ABOUT THE NFL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NFL Alumni was founded in 1967 and is the oldest and most recognizable national organization of retired professional athletes. NFL Alumni consists of former NFL players, coaches, executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and associate members. NFL Alumni's mission "Caring for our Own" is to serve, assist and inform its members and their families. NFL Alumni also has a traditional mission of "Caring for Kids" across the country.
Player alumni give back in their local communities by raising funds for youth-related charities through their 35 regional chapters. It is a tradition that has existed for more than 50 years. Alumni support typically raises more than $1.5 million dollars for worthwhile causes. To accomplish our mission & vision, we have established the NFL Alumni Foundation which is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information please visit www.nflalumni.org.