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The Galleri Classic names Spotlight 29 Casino as presenting sponsor and its exclusive casino partner through the 2026 tournament

The Galleri Classic presented by Spotlight 29 Casino enables the Coachella, Calif.-based resort and casino opportunities for spectator exhibit space in the event’s Fan Zone and celebrating volunteer achievement during tournament week (March 25-31); Tickets, and pro-am and volunteer opportunities, are available at

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. – Strengthening its ties within the Coachella Valley’s sports and entertainment industries, The Galleri Classic – a PGA TOUR Champions golf event played on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club from March 25-31 – announced Spotlight 29 Casino as its presenting sponsor and its Exclusive Casino Partner, effective immediately and through the 2026 tournament.

The Galleri Classic Presented by Spotlight 29 Casino, named after title sponsor GRAIL’s multi-cancer early detection test, will feature 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals playing 54 holes (three rounds) of stroke play for a $2.2 million purse.

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The Galleri Classic’s new association with Coachella, Calif.-based Spotlight 29 Casino brings forth an elevated prestige as the second-annual golf tournament continues to further root itself locally as a premier, professional sporting event while joining forces with one of the Coachella Valley’s gaming and entertainment leaders.

In turn, Spotlight 29 Casino will host a spectator exhibit within its Fan Zone, feature corporate branding in select locations at Mission Hills Country Club and on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course, and celebrate the tournament’s volunteer force by awarding a ‘Spotlight Volunteer of the Day’ at The Galleri Classic.

“The tournament’s new, strategic partnership with Spotlight 29 Casino is a terrific alignment of two entities which are committed to the growth, development and longevity of The Galleri Classic,” said Michelle DeLancy, tournament director of The Galleri Classic. “We welcome Spotlight 29 Casino as a presenting sponsor and Exclusive Casino Partner which provides continual investment into our local desert community and will help us take our fan and volunteer experiences to new heights during tournament week.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of The Galleri Classic and contribute to the growth of this great tournament. We take pride in being the exclusive casino partner while we are celebrating our 29th anniversary. This partnership will enhance the fan and volunteer experience, making it a yearly tradition as part of our commitment to the Coachella Valley and High Desert communities,” stated Darrell Mike, Chairman, Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians.

All Galleri Classic ticket options are available online at Ticket offerings (March 27-31) include daily and weekly grounds tickets for $30 and $65, respectively, and clubhouse tickets (good only March 29-31) for $75 per day or $150 for all three competition rounds.

Stay updated on The Galleri Classic at and by following the event on Facebook (, Instagram (@GalleriClassic) and Twitter (@GalleriClassic).

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC, is a subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) currently held separate from Illumina Inc. under the terms of the Interim Measures Order of the European Commission.

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About Galleri®
The Galleri multi-cancer early detection test is a proactive tool in finding cancer early. With a simple blood draw, the Galleri test can identify DNA shed by cancer cells (unique “fingerprints”) to help screen for some of the deadliest cancers that don’t have recommended screening today, such as pancreatic, esophageal, ovarian, liver, and others.** The Galleri test can be used to screen for cancer before a person becomes symptomatic, when cancer may be more easily treated and potentially curable. The Galleri test can indicate the origin of the cancer, giving healthcare providers a roadmap of where to explore further. The Galleri test requires a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider and should be used in addition to recommended cancer screenings such as mammography, colonoscopy, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, or cervical cancer screening. It is recommended for people over the age of 50, or those with an elevated risk for cancer due to genetics, family history, environmental exposure, or other risk factors.

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**Editor’s note: Sensitivity in study participants with -
Liver/bile duct cancer: 93.5% overall (100% stage I, 70.0% stage II, 100% stage III, 100% stage IV).
Esophagus cancer 85.0% overall (12.5% stage I, 64.7% stage II, 94.7% stage III, 100% stage IV).
Pancreas cancer: 83.7% overall (61.9% stage I, 60.0% stage II, 85.7% stage III, 95.9% stage IV).
Ovary cancer: 83.1% overall (50.0% stage I, 80.0% stage II, 87.1% stage III, 94.7% stage IV).

About Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and Casino Properties
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, are a Chemehuevi people whose traditional territory includes parts of California, Utah, Arizona, and Southern Nevada. In 1867, a group of Chemehuevi settled at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, California. The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians are their descendants. Today, the Tribe’s lands consist of two Reservations, which are located adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park and the City of Coachella. Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella Crossroads and Tortoise Rock Casino are wholly owned business operations of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. The Tribe continues to focus on providing opportunities of growth and prosperity for their future generations and the overall communities where their Reservations reside. For more information about the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, its culture, heritage, and traditions, visit

About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at, on Facebook, on Twitter (@ChampionsTour), on Instagram (@pgatourchampions) and on TikTok (pgatourchampions).

Damian Secore, Brener Zwikel & Associates