The World Caddie Matches From Mohegan Sun Golf Club, Which Benefited K9s For Warriors, Exceeds Expectations

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 30, 2016) – The first-ever World Caddie Matches took place on Monday, August 29th, from Mohegan Sun Golf Club in Batlic, CT. In the competitive “Ryder Cup” style match play tournament, in which some of the top US pro Caddies took on an International team, the US took home the win, 26 to 7.

The unique golf event, presented by Beckman Law Firm and former PGA pro Tour Caddie, Michael Collins of ESPN, gave some notable Caddie’s, all impressive golfers in their own right, a chance to finally battle some of their peers they see regularly along the PGA tour season. 40 year old PGA caddy veteran, Mike ”Fluff” Cowan (Jim Furyk) was on-hand competing, as was Christian Donald, who caddies for Paul Casey, who could be seen helping his Caddy on every shot at Mohegan Sun Golf Club on Monday.

PGA Tour professionals Billy Hurley III and Charley Hoffman also attended World Caddie Matches in support. Other notable Caddies that played were J.P. Fitzgerald (Rory McIlroy), Joe LaCava (Tiger Woods), Ted Scott (Bubba Watson), Mark Fulcher (Justin Rose), Steve Hulka (Brian Davis), Brett Waldman (Charley Hoffman), Paul Tesori (Webb Simpson) and Gareth Lord (Henrik Stenson).

As The World Caddie Matches were winding down Monday, one of the caddies especially instrumental in organizing the event, Steve Hulka, mentioned that they raised well over the goal of $25,000 for the organization, K9s For Warriors. K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and other challenges that may face men and women returning from service. Their goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

“Mohegan Sun made a lot of good friendships through this special tournament. We were more than excited to host the World Caddie Matches and couldn’t be more pleased with how it all came together. The Caddies were amazing, K9s For Warriors is a great cause, and seeing PGA pros like Paul Casey and Charley Hoffman cheering on their Caddies and friends, made for a very memorable day at Mohegan Sun Golf Club,” said MSGC VP & Director of Golf Operations, Philip Krick, Jr.

About Mohegan Sun:

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as  well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on      Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Fifth Annual Sun BrewFest Returns

Tickets for Sun BrewFest go on sale Friday, September 2nd at 10:00am

Uncasville, CT (August 30, 2016) – Calling all beer lovers!  Let the good times flow at Mohegan Sun’s 5th annual BrewFest located in the Uncas Ballroom on Saturday, October 1st.   Step into a brew lover’s paradise and sample over 150 beers including craft brews, micro brews, imports, domestics and ciders while enjoying  rockin’ live entertainment, fun games, an epic cornhole tournament and delicious signature food from local restaurants. Plus, don’t miss the all new evening event, “A Toast to New England” a special tasting featuring the region’s best local brewers!

Grand Tasting
Introduce your tastebuds to  over 150 of the best beers around during the grand tasting on Saturday, October 1st. Explore a wide variety of breweries pouring out 2 ounce samples of their favorite beers for guests to enjoy in souvenir, mini pilsner glasses. Try and find your favorite as you taste your way through Craft Beers, Microbrews, Imports, Domestics and ciders. Live entertainment keeps the party going all day long inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom.

The grand tasting runs from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Tickets to the grand tasting are $30.00 each.

A Toast to New England
Taste the best New England has to offer with a special New England Beer Trail Tasting.  Meet local brewers and try their fall classics in this limited tasting session.  The ticket price also includes a free slice of Frank Pepe’s Napoletana Pizza and clam chowder from Jasper White’s Summer Shack! A Toast to New England takes place in the Uncas Ballroom’s upper lobby and runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Tickets to A Toast to New England are $50.00 per person.

Cornhole Tournament
Enjoy a beer and toss some bags at the Sun BrewFest Cornhole Tournament! Choose your partner wisely and head to the Sun BrewFest site to register. Buy-in to the Cornhole Tournament is $100.00 and includes entry to the BrewFest grand tasting  plus an exclusive VIP tasting preview.

Tickets for Sun BrewFest go on sale Friday, September 2nd at 10:00am at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster. A portion of all ticket prices will go to the Channel 3 Kids Camp. Tickets will be required for entry to all events. All guests in attendance must be 21+.

For the most up-to-date information and a list of brewers participating in Sun BrewFest, please visit sunbrewfest.com.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

Brandi Carlile Performance Cancelled

Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 29, 2016) – Mohegan Sun Arena regrets to announce that Brandi Carlile has been forced to cancel her concert scheduled to take place at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, September 15th due to illness.   Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase.  For more information please visit mohegansun.com.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.