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Mohegan Sun And Jimmy Fund Golf Announce Partnership

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Resort and casino will be the presenting sponsor of the 2017 charity golf season to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jimmy Fund Golf, the nation’s oldest and largest charity golf program, has announced that Mohegan Sun, one of the most acclaimed entertainment,dining and gaming resorts in the United States, will be the presenting sponsor of its 2017 season. The charity golf program, consists of more than 160 volunteer-run tournaments held across New England and beyond that benefit the Jimmy Fund which supports patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

As the presenting sponsor of Jimmy Fund Golf, Mohegan Sun will offer premium prizes and other incentives at various Jimmy Fund Golf tournaments. Mohegan Sun will also host events for Dana-Farber patients and staff at the resort during the 2017 season.

“Mohegan Sun is very proud to support the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” said Jeffrey Hamilton, assistant general manager, Mohegan Sun. “Cancer is a disease that has impacted almost everyone in one way or another, and we share the same vision of the life-saving mission of Dana-Farber to end cancer.”

The Jimmy Fund Golf Classic form The International in Bolton, Mass, that took place on September 26th, marked the first Jimmy Fund Golf tournament in which Mohegan Sun was a partner. The inaugural Sunrise to Sunset Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament (Oct. 17), also at The International in Bolton, Mass., will be the next!

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Mohegan Sun, as the resort and casino is a premiere golfing destination in New England that also supports Dana-Farber’s mission to conquer cancer,” said Nancy Rowe, assistant vice president, Jimmy Fund Golf. “Its commitment to our program will help increase cancer awareness and continue to increase the impact Jimmy Fund Golf has on funding cancer care and research.”

To learn more about Jimmy Fund Golf, please visit www.jimmyfundgolf.org.

About Jimmy Fund Golf

Jimmy Fund Golf is the oldest and largest charity golf program in the country. Now in its 34th year, Jimmy Fund Golf has raised more than $110 million to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. From 18-hole golf tournaments to mini golf events and day-long golf marathons, golfers of all ages and skill levels can conquer cancer through Jimmy Fund Golf. To learn more, visit www.jimmyfundgolf.org.

About the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Jimmy Fund is the official charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

From achieving the first remissions in cancer with chemotherapy in 1948, to developing the very latest new therapies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the world’s leading centers of cancer research and treatment.  It is the only center ranked in the top 4 of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals for both adult and pediatric cancer care.

Dana-Farber sits at the center of a wide range of collaborative efforts to reduce the burden of cancer through scientific inquiry, clinical care, education, community engagement, and advocacy.  Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center provides the latest in cancer care for adults; Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center for children. The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center unites the cancer research efforts of five Harvard academic medical centers and two graduate schools, while Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care provides high quality cancer treatment in communities outside Boston’s Longwood Medical Area.

Dana-Farber is dedicated to a unique 50/50 balance between cancer research and care, and much of the Institute’s work is dedicated to translating the results of its discovery into new treatments for patients locally, and around the world.

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, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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.

Keith Thurman Sustains Injury Forcing Cancellation of Title Defense Against Shawn Porter

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

UNCASVILLE, CT (February 24, 2016) – Undefeated world champion Keith Thurman sustained an injury as a result of a car accident that has forced his welterweight title defense date against Shawn Porter at Mohegan Sun Arena to be cancelled.  The announcement was made Monday by promoter Lou DiBella, president of DiBella Entertainment.  According to his doctors, Thurman’s injuries are not considered serious and he is expected to be cleared to resume training in the coming weeks.  Thurman vs. Porter was the main event of a scheduled two-fight card to be broadcast in prime time on CBS on March 12th.  This fight and the network broadcast will now be rescheduled for a later date.

Tickets purchased for the Thurman vs. Porter fight will be refunded at the point of purchase.

“While it is unfortunate that we must temporarily postpone this marquee matchup, a main event of the magnitude of Thurman vs. Porter requires both fighters be healthy and at their best,” said DiBella.  “Keith is anxious to resume training as soon he is able and both he and Shawn are looking forward to a new fight date.”

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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. 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.” 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.