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Emmitt Smith and ClubCorp Team Up to Raise Funds for Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities

Wednesday, December 18 2013

Seven Emmitt Smith Golf Challenge Regional Golf Tournaments Scheduled at ClubCorp Clubs

DALLAS - Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities announced today the schedule and details for the first-ever Emmitt Smith Golf Challenge, a series of tournaments at top-rated golf courses – all at clubs in the ClubCorp family – in Texas, Florida and Georgia. The Emmitt Smith Golf Challenge will lead into the fifth annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational, scheduled for May 10, 2014, at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

"Our annual golf weekend is a primary fundraiser for Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities," said Smith. "Pat and I have greatly enjoyed hosting the tournament and have been blessed to be a part of all the good that comes from it. Extending the run up to that weekend through smaller tournaments around the region allows us to raise more money that will create even more opportunities for underserved children. We are delighted to work with ClubCorp, and we hope the golf community will turn out and support these events."

The inaugural Emmitt Smith Golf Challenge consists of seven regional events scheduled at ClubCorp clubs in 2014: The Clubs of Kingwood (Houston, TX), January 20; The Hills of Lakeway Country Club – The Hills Signature Course (Austin, TX), March 3; Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club (Tampa, FL), March 12; Queens Harbour Yacht & Country Club (Jacksonville, FL), March 17; Bear’s Best Atlanta (Atlanta, GA), March 25; Las Colinas Country Club (Irving, TX), March 31; Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club (Gainesville, FL), April 14.

Proceeds benefit Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities as well as a local children’s organization in the area where the event is being held. Participants will also be challenged to raise money from friends and family that will be donated to the tournament’s beneficiaries. The highest fundraisers and top golfers from each tournament will win an invitation to join Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities at the Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational - a two-day extravaganza of golf and entertainment in Dallas on May 9-10, 2014.

Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities (PESC) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that creates and funds educational experiences and enrichment opportunities for underserved young people ages 13-18. Funds from the charity touch the lives of 25,000 to 30,000 North Texas teenagers annually. Since the inaugural Emmitt Smith Celebrity Golf Invitational in 2010, PESC has provided more than $1,000,000 in support for programming and personal enrichment opportunities, as well as countless hours of personal involvement in the lives of young people by Pat and Emmitt.

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– Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities announced today the schedule and details for the first-ever Emmitt Smith Golf Challenge, a series of tournaments at top-rated golf courses – all at clubs in the ClubCorp family – in Texas, Florida and Georgia. The Emmitt Smith Golf Challenge will lead into the fifth annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational, scheduled for May 10, 2014, at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. www.emmittsmithgolfchallenge.com.

Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp owns or operates a portfolio of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 25 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 370,000 members, with approximately 15,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MYCC). ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp