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Chris Paul & Aaron Rodgers to Host “The State Farm® Showdown” Golf Tournament at Mohegan Sun Golf Club

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Pitting NFL & NBA stars against each other, first-of-its-kind charity golf tournament will take place June 27-28 and is open to the public with tickets on sale now

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 2018) – Turner Sports and CAA Sports have partnered to create a two-day charity golf tournament, hosted by NBA superstar Chris Paul and NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers, and set to take place at Mohegan Sun Golf Club starting Wednesday, June 27th. “The State Farm Showdown” is open to the public and will feature NBA stars past and present facing off against NFL greats, all to benefit the players’ charities of choice.  The action starts at 10:00am ET on June 27th, and 11:00am on June 28th.

Turner Sports will provide multimedia coverage of the charity golf tournament, with Bleacher Report offering access to the NFL and NBA icons participating in the event through a variety of content offerings and top moments shared across its social platforms.  Additionally, TNT will televise a one-hour, all-access show on Friday, August 10th, at 8:00pm ET.

“I couldn’t be more excited for ‘The Showdown’ this summer,” said Rodgers.  “While the NFL and NBA are home to many of the greatest athletes in the world, a golf course is an entirely different battlefield. I am extremely passionate about golf and look forward to assembling a team of the NFL’s top golfers to determine, once and for all, which league is truly top on the links.”

“Golf is a favorite sport of mine and I’m thrilled to be hosting this unique tournament where NBA and NFL athletes will trade the court and field for the green,” said Paul. “Competitiveness is essential in our respective sports and I look forward to competing alongside and against the best athletes while raising money for charity.”

“The State Farm Neighborhood of Good invites people to take action by turning caring into doing. We are proud to be working with Aaron Rodgers and Chris Paul as they, along with their Showdown teammates, give back to causes they care most about,” said Patty Morris, Brand Content Director, State Farm. “We hope people watching will take action and give back to causes they care about in their own communities.”

Mohegan Sun Golf Club, which was recently named one of the “best courses in New England” by Golfweek, is thrilled to host the star-studded affair at the beautiful Baltic, CT championship golf course. The first-of-its-kind charity golf tournament will feature a two-day competition, hosted by Paul and Rodgers and will follow a common international team format, with a group of current and past NFL greats going up against NBA all-stars and legends.

“To have two of the most talented and prominent professional athletes in the world organize a special golf tournament to benefit charities, be featured across Turner Sports’ platforms, and to have it all take place at Mohegan Sun Golf Club, is pretty special,” said Ray Pineault, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun.  “We’re very excited for the tournament and to see whether the NBA or NFL can put up a lower score at Mohegan Sun Golf Club.”

Tickets for “The State Farm Showdown” are available now at Ticketmaster.com and via 1.800.745.3000, along with the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.  General admission is $20.00 on individual days and $30.00 for a two-day package. There are also “Triple Tee” VIP passes available, starting at $150.00 for guests 21 and over. The VIP passes allow access to exclusive viewing areas as well as unlimited food and open bar at two locations at Mohegan Sun Golf Club. More details can be found at: The State Farm Showdown

*There is no on-site public parking at Mohegan Sun Golf Club for this golf tournament. Guests that purchase tickets will be able to take a free shuttle from Mohegan Sun’s group hotel area at Sky Tower. The shuttle will leave from Mohegan Sun starting at 8:30am on June 27th and 9:30amon June 28th, and returning to Mohegan Sun from the golf course starting at 5:00pm. Per each paying adult, their ticket gives access to up to two people under 17 to join them on the shuttle and experience the golf tournament.

Confirmed players in “The State Farm Showdown”:

  • Ray Allen: Former UConn legend and top three-point shooter in NBA history whose career spanned the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. Allen has two NBA championship rings (2008 & 2013)
  • Larry Fitzgerald: Longtime Arizona Cardinals receiver, named to 11 Pro Bowls since being drafted third overall in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Pittsburgh. Caught two touchdown passes in Super Bowl XLIII
  • Dell Curry: Father of Stephen Curry and a 16-year NBA veteran, he averaged nearly 12 points per game and was a sharp-shooter who hit 40% from behind the three-point line during his career
  • Patrick Peterson: A teammate of Fitzgerald on the Cardinals, one of the NFL’s top cover corners. Named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first seven seasons since entering the league as a first round pick in 2011
  • JR Smith: Former NBA champion with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 has also played with the New Orleans Hornets, Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks. Tabbed Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2013
  • Reggie Bush: Legendary USC running back and former NFL running back who ran for more than 1,000 yards for the Miami Dolphins in 2011 and crossed the mark again for the Detroit Lions in 2013
  • Kyle Korver: NBA All-Star in 2015 with the Atlanta Hawks, the veteran three-point marksman has also spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls and most recently the Cavaliers
  • Josh Scobee: Former NFL kicker played more than a decade with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers

*** Please note, participants are subject to change ***

About Turner Sports: Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf, along with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League beginning in Summer 2018.  The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps.  Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com. Turner Sports recently launched B/R Live, a premium live streaming sports platform that serves as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The new streaming service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime and on the screen of their choice.

About CAA Sports: The five-time recipient of the award for “Best in Talent Representation and Management,” presented by the Sports Business Journal, CAA Sports represents more than 1,700 of the world’s best athletes in such sports as baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, tennis, Olympics and action sports, and golf, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities.  Beyond traditional athlete representation, CAA Sports provides unique opportunities for clients off the field, in areas including licensing, endorsements, speaking, philanthropy, books, and video games.  CAA Sports also works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, licensing, hospitality, and sports properties for sales/sponsorships, for which the agency won “Best in Property Consulting, Sales, and Client Service” at the 2016 Sports Business Awards.  CAA Sports is a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  CAA represents the most creative and successful artists working in film, television, music, theatre, video games, and digital content, and provides a range of strategic marketing services to corporate clients.

About State Farm®:
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 65,000 employees serve more than 84 million policies and accounts – more than 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies, and more than 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for rentersbusiness ownersboats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.

About Mohegan Sun: Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun 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, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 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 Instagram@mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

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 Beckmen 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.

42-year veteran caddy of the PGA tour,  Mike ”Fluff” Cowan (Jim Furyk) was on-hand competing, as was John “Long Socks” McClaren, who caddies for Paul Casey, who could also be seen helping his Caddy on every shot at Mohegan Sun Golf Club on Monday.

PGA Tour professionals Billy Hurley III, Charley Hoffman and Johnson Wagner 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), Brett Waldman (Charley Hoffman), Daisuke Shindo (Hideki Matsuyama), Damond Green (Zach Johnson), Christian Donald (Brendan Steele), 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.

“This was a bigger success than we ever dreamed, and it could not of been accomplished without the help from my wife, Mary Hulka, and all of the other amazing folks with the PGA, Beckmen Law, Mohegan Sun and all of the caddie’s that took part. We can’t wait to bring the event back to Mohegan Sun in the future,” said PGA caddie and co-caption of the US World Caddie team, Steve Hulka.

Mohegan Sun Golf Club VP & Director of Golf Operations, Philip Krick, Jr also added, “We made a lot of good friendships through this special World Caddie Matches golf event. 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.”

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.

Mohegan Sun Golf Club Announces Inaugural World Caddie Matches Presented by Beckmen Law

Friday, July 1st, 2016

New England’s 18-hole Championship Course to Host International “Caddies Only” Golf Tournament on Monday, August 29

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 1, 2016)Mohegan Sun Golf Club announced this week that it will be the site for the inaugural World Caddie Matches presented by Beckmen Law.  This one-of-kind event will take place on Monday, August 29th, when more than 40 PGA Tour caddies from around the world compete in a one day, two-round “Ryder Cup-style” format matches. The morning will feature modified alternate shot matches, followed by singles in the afternoon. This unique, first-ever World Caddie tournament will be open for the public to watch, and some of the PGA pro golfers are also expected to attend to support their caddies! Proceeds from the event will benefit K9s for Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service canines to military veterans.

“On behalf of Beckmen Law, we are thrilled to kick-off the inaugural World Caddie Matches at Mohegan Sun Golf Club this summer,” said Scott Beckmen, Founder at Beckmen Law. “This is not only going to be an innovative event in the golf industry, as we are looking to gather the best professional golf caddies, but it will be a fun tournament for the public to watch while supporting a great cause.”

As part of the tournament, PGA Tour caddies from the U.S. and Europe will team up into foursomes which will be drawn at random during a pre-match Draw Party at Mohegan Sun on Sunday, August, 28th. Team captains for the U.S. include Steve Hulka, professional caddie to Brian Davis, “Fluff” Cowan, (Jim Furyk), and Joe LaCava, Tiger Wood’s caddie, as Vice-Captain. Captains representing the International team are Mark Fulcher, (Justin Rose) and Gareth Lord, (Henrik Stenson). Additional participants  expected to play  include Damon Green, (Zach Johnson); Andy Sanders, (Jimmy Walker); Teddy Scott, (Bubba Watson); Brett Waldman, (Charley Hoffman); Glenn Murray, (Sergio Garcia); Daisuke Shindo; (Hideki Matsuyama) and more.

“I am honored to be one of the U.S. team captains for the first-ever World Caddie Matches and look forward to an exciting match at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club,” said Steve Hulka, caddie for the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and Chairman of the Association of Professional Tour Caddies. “It’s a privilege to be a part of this charity tournament with my fellow golf caddies, and I’m thankful to use this as a platform to raise funds and awareness for a worthy organization that’s particularly close to my heart.”

Accompanying the World Caddie Matches will be a “CaddieAm” on the morning of the tournament where 10 foursomes of professional golf caddies and amateur players will pair up and play the back nine holes. A limited number of tickets will be open to the public with proceeds benefitting K9s for Warriors. The World Caddie Matches and “CaddieAm” will take place along the hills of southeastern, CT at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club, which has long been recognized as one of the most scenic, well-designed and professionally kept courses in the region. New for 2016 is a fully revamped golf shop, redesign of the third hold green complex, a 15,000 square-foot natural practice tee with a pitching and bunker practice area, all-new GPS enabled golf carts and a new golf fitness room.

“The inaugural World Caddie Matches will act as the perfect tournament for us to showcase the recently improved Mohegan Sun Golf Club with professional golfers and fans in the region,” said Phil Krick Jr., Vice President and Director of Golf Operations for Mohegan Sun. “Our championship course offers one of the finest golf and resort experiences in New England and we are proud to partner with Beckmen Law and professional golf caddies from around the world to raise funds for K9s for Warriors.”

The inaugural World Caddie Matches at Mohegan Sun Golf Club is a must-see event for all golf aficionados, and fans can follow the tournament with Carl Paulson and Dennis Paulson on their highly acclaimed PGA Tour radio show, “Inside the Ropes.” Tickets will be available for public purchase with details to follow at www.mohegansungolfclub.com.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun 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.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun, Instagram @mohegansun, view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

ABOUT K9s FOR WARRIORS

K9s for Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. K9s for Warriors is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to empower military veterans to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. For more information, visit www.k9sforwarriors.org.

ABOUT BECKMEN LAW

Beckmen Law is a full-service, nationwide law firm located in Grapevine, TX. Our mission is to provide the highest quality, integrity-driven legal services to our clients, using a practical, consultative, client-focused approach to identify and respond to problems and challenges. For more information, visit www.beckmenlawfirm.com.

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