Kraft Nabisco Championship Press Release

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Kraft Nabisco Championship Announces Celebrity Commitments for 2012 Pro-Am

Alice Cooper, Larry David and Ray Romano Highlight Star-Studded Field of Celebrities Competing in the 2012 Pro-Am

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., MARCH 15, 2012 – The Kraft Nabisco Championship, golf’s first major, announced their all-star list of celebrities and former athletes participating in the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship Celebrity Pro-Am. One of the only two-day pro-ams on the LPGA tour, the celebrity pro-am is set to bring the best celebrities to town for this year’s tournament, which will be held Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

This year’s celebrity pro-am field features some of the most exciting names in music, film, television and sports. Celebrities scheduled to appear include:

  • Alice Cooper
  • Anthony Anderson
  • Carmine Giovinazzo
  • Cheech Marin
  • Chris McDonald
  • Craig T. Nelson
  • CS Lee
  • Dennis Haysbert
  • Don Felder
  • Ed Marinaro
  • Graeme Baxter
  • Greg Itzin
  • Isabella Blake-Thomas
  • Javier Colon
  • Joe Mantegna
  • Joel Gretsch
  • John O’Hurley
  • Johnny Bench
  • Kathyrn Newton
  • Kevin Nealon
  • Kevin Sorbo
  • Larry David
  • Patrick Warburton
  • Peter Weller
  • Rudy Gatlin
  • Ray Romano
  • Rich “Da Coach” Gilgallon
  • Robbie Krieger
  • Scott Wolfe
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Super Dave Osborne
  • Thomas Gibson
  • Tom Dresse

“The all-star line-up of celebrities, athletes and musicians in this year’s Kraft Nabisco Championship Pro-Am is a testament to how much the event has grown over the past several years,” said David Blake-Thomas – Tournament Chairman & Executive Director. “It has been a staple of this tournament for over 40 years and we are excited to see the event continue to grow in 2012.”

The 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship Celebrity Pro-Am will be held on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club.

Featuring nearly 120 of the best women golfers in the world, the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship takes place March 26 – April 1 at Mission Hills Country Club. Headlining the field are the top five players in the world:  Yani Tseng, Na Yeon Choi, Suzann Pettersen, Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer, while defending Champion Stacy Lewis looks to claim back-to-back white robes.

For more information on the Kraft Nabisco Championship, please visit www.KNCGolf.com or call 760-324-4546. To follow the Kraft Nabisco Championship, go to www.facebook.com/ANAinspiration or www.twitter.com/KNCGolf.

About the Kraft Nabisco Championship

The Kraft Nabisco Championship is golf’s first major and one of the LPGA Tour’s most prestigious events. Founded in 1972 by David Foster and Dinah Shore, the Kraft Nabisco Championship earned the designation as a major tournament in 1983. Contested at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., since its inception, the Championship holds the distinction of being the second oldest golf tournament continuously held at the same course. For many, the event is most distinguished by one of golf’s most beloved traditions: the champion’s leap into Poppie’s Pond, located adjacent to the 18th green. In 1988, the first champion’s leap into Poppie’s Pond was taken by Amy Alcott, and since has become one of the most anticipated and memorable traditions in golf. For more information on the Kraft Nabisco Championship, please visit www.KNCGolf.com or call 760-324-4546. To follow the Kraft Nabisco Championship, go to www.facebook.com/ANAinspiration or www.twitter.com/KNCGolf.

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