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BOCA RATON, FL (December 12, 2011)— No need to wait for the 19th hole; the fourth annual Allianz Championship “Grapes On The Green” Golf & Wine Experience presented by the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel brings the libations to the green as part of the 2013 tournament event week with this social power play for charity. Wine connoisseurs and golf enthusiasts alike will get the chance to hobnob on the green with legends of golf while sampling reds and whites from the private wine collections of golf pros’ own vineyards while overlooking the 18th green on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
In addition to indulging in the varietals from labels owned by PGA pros and international vineyards at this special “event within the event” that benefits Boca Raton Regional Hospital, attendees will enjoy culinary samplings from top area restaurants, appearances by golf legends and live entertainment at close of tournament play, and a special VIP experience auction.
The tasting will be held between the 18th green and the driving range during second round of championship play, where attendees can watch the action unfold from a private area. Special highlights for guests include the chance to participate in a special raffle with VIP experiences and a silent auction as part of the fundraising efforts driving proceeds to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
In addition to bringing the legendary champions of golf to Boca Raton for a celebrated week-long PGA Champions Tour event, the Allianz Championship will be driving all net proceeds to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Florida will again play host to the event February 4-10, 2013. The Allianz Championship, with a purse of $1.8 million, is the Champions Tour’s first full-field tournament of the season, and first of the early-season Florida swing with the Golf Channel televising live all three rounds of the championship from The Old Course at Broken Sound Club. Visit for updates, to purchase VIP tickets, and to learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

Event co-chairs are Melissa Whelchel, Corporate Health & Wellness Specialist at Boca Raton Regional Hospital; Jay Whelchel, Principal and Founder of Whelchel Partners Real Estate Services; Kristy Hartofilis, President and Broker of Whelchel Partners Real Estate Services; and Nick Hartofilis, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Examination Manager. The event committee includes Bonnie and Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications; Greg Kaylor, Boca Raton Bridge Hotel; Ingrid Fulmer and Alan Kaye, Coldwell Banker Commercial; Linda Petrakis, Coldwell Banker Residential; David Katz, Gitterman & Associates Wealth Management; and Cary Roman,   
Tickets for the Allianz Championship “Grapes On the Green” Golf & Wine Experience are $85 per person. Ticket packages include the Twosome Package at $200 that includes two tickets, two passes to the Michelob Ultra Partners Club located on the 18th fairway including food & beverage during the Allianz Championship and one Saturday VIP parking pass; and the Fuzzy Zoeller Package at $750 that includes four tickets to the Grapes on the Green Golf & Wine Experience, four passes to the Club 18 Skybox for Saturday, Feb. 9th and four Saturday VIP parking passes. Sponsorship packages are available.
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit, call the tournament office at (561) 241-GOLF or e-mail Anthony Greco at [email protected].
About Allianz Championship
The 2013 Allianz Championship, in its seventh consecutive year at The Old Couse at Broken Sound, will bring the legends of golf to Boca Raton from February 4th to 10th for the first full-field PGA Champions Tour event of the season. Its 2012 champion Corey Pavin is set to defend his title as challengers Tom Lehman (2011 champion; 2011 and 2012 Schwab Cup winner); Bernhard Langer (2010 champion), Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, Fuzzy Zoeller, Tom Watson, Fred Funk and Champions Tour newcomers Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie vie for a $1.8 million purse with all three rounds televised live nationwide on The Golf Channel. The Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities (BRCGC) serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the event as well as for the distribution of all charitable funds, as all net tournament proceeds “chip-in” to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Managed by Pro Links Sports with title sponsor Allianz Life insurance Company, the annual tournament has attracted 31 of the top 34 professionals on the money list. For skybox tickets and other hospitality, call: 561-241-GOLF (4653) or visit Follow us at on Twitter @AllianzChamp.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Born out of community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health and emergency medicine, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM for the eighth year in a row and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospital in 2011 and 2012, both by HealthGrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also recognized for the second consecutive year in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2012 – 2013 Best Hospitals listing as a top ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.
About Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities:
The Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities (BRCGC) is a year ‘round 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization; its board serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the annual Allianz Championship as well as the oversight group for the distribution of all charitable funds. All net tournament proceeds will benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital with other independent PGA-related fundraising initiatives offered to all South Florida nonprofits such as its Birdies Fore Charity. Champions Tour events generate significant sums of money for charity; the three tours of the PGA and their tournaments reached the $1.5 billion mark in charitable, more than all other professional sports combined.
About The Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 30 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. Points earned in official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2013 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player. The Champions Tour’s primary purpose 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, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2012, tournaments on all three Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Tour) generated more than $122 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.8 billion. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Follow us at Tour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.