Las Vegas, Nevada (September 19, 2011)–The IZOD IndyCar Season Finale takes place in the Las Vegas in October, and part of the week's festivities will include an exclusive charity golf tournament at Southern Highlands Golf Club. A limited field will participate in the sixth annual Racing to Recovery Golf Tournament presented by IZOD on Monday, Oct. 17. The event is hosted by the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF). Click for details or reservations. –By Brian Hurlburt.
The SSPF was started in 2000 by Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt–who lives in the Las Vegas area–shortly after a practice-run crash left him paralyzed from the chest down. “Sam and I are delighted that our Racing to Recovery Golf Tournament will take place at such a prestigious venue,” said Ida Cahill, President and CEO of the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. “The tournament will provide the ideal setting for participants to not only play a phenomenal course, but they will also get to spend the day with celebrities and athletes while at the same time raising money and awareness for a great cause.”
Celebrities and drivers will be on hand to play in the tournament that raises funds and awareness for the SSPF which helps fund scientific research, medical treatment, rehabilitation and technological advances benefiting those with spinal cord injuries, stroke victims and people diagnosed with ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases. Southern Highlands Golf Club is one of the most exclusive clubs in Las Vegas with private membership limited to 300. The course is one of only four in the world co-designed by the late Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son Robert Trent Jones Jr. The traditional design, dramatic elevation changes and beautiful water features make every round a truly unique experience.
In addition to local celebrities and athletes, IZOD IndyCar Series drivers and other prominent members of the racing community will be participating as well. Not only will foursomes have the chance to play some of the most challenging golf holes in Las Vegas, they will also get to rub elbows with racing’s elite. Southern Highlands is a former host course for Las Vegas' PGA Tour event.