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"Kick off your Heels" luncheon helps Shriners Hospital for Children

Posted at 7:45 AM, Oct 08, 2016
Las Vegas’ only PGA TOUR event, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, invites the women of Las Vegas to ditch their heels and show off their favorite pair of flats during the tournament’s sixth annual Women’s Day Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 1. 
 
Hosted by Mercedes Martinez of KMXB-FM, 94.1’s Mercedes in the Morning, the annual luncheon will welcome Rose McKinney-James, managing principal of Energy Works Consulting and McKinney-James & Associates, as the keynote speaker. McKinney-James is a seasoned small business leader and independent corporate director with a long history in public service, non-profit volunteerism and private sector corporate social responsibility. While campaigning to become Lieutenant Governor of Nevada in 1998, she became the first African-American to win a Nevada statewide primary election. McKinney-James is currently working to advance clean energy policy and increase participation by women in the clean energy sector.
 
During the event, guests will enjoy pristine views of TPC Summerlin from The Hill –the tournament’s luxurious 10,000 square-foot entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes– and have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items with proceeds directly benefitting the patients of Shriners Hospitals. Attendees will also indulge in a delectable meal prepared by Andiron Steak & Sea. 
 
Sponsors supporting this year’s luncheon include Andiron Steak & Sea, Desert Radiologists, Dillard’s and Downtown Summerlin.
 
Tables for the Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon are available for purchase by contacting Corinne Spitzer at cspitzer@shrinershospitalsopen.com. Early reservations are encouraged as space is limited. 
 
 
 
About the 2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: 
 
The 2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to Las Vegas as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 34th consecutive year. Many of the top golfers in the world will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children from Oct. 31 – Nov. 6 at TPC Summerlin.  For more information, visit shrinershospitalsopen.com.
 
About Shriners Hospitals for Children: 
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
 
 
About PGA TOUR:
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China. 
 
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
 
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 227 countries and territories in 30 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2015, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $160 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.3 billion.  
 
The PGA TOUR's website is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.