Las Vegas, Nevada (January 25, 2012)–The TPC Las Vegas is a Las Vegas resort course that is owned and operated by the PGA Tour. It is known as the home of pro golf in Las Vegas because it is a former host of events on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. In addition, many Tour pros who live in the Las Vegas practice at the course on a daily basis. Celebrities also flock to play TPC Las Vegas, and recent Canon sponsored an event to raise funds and awarement for missing children. —By Brian Hurlburt
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) held their Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament, January 11 and 12, in Las Vegas to celebrate their collaborative efforts to protect children. Among the names who came out to support this Las Vegas golf tournament were Bryan Cranston, John Walsh, and Stephen Baldwin.
Missed this event but want to play golf at TPC Las Vegas? Click now for the official website of TPC Las Vegas where you can reserve your online Las Vegas tee times and Las Vegas golf packages. Tour pros who have won events played at TPC Las Vegas include Jim Fuyrk, Hale Irwin, and Stuart Appleby. Currently rates at TPC Las Vegas start at $119 for visiting Las Vegas golfers. Those who play and practice there include Kevin Na, Charley Hoffman, Scott Piercy and others.
"We are extremely proud to commemorate our 15-year sponsorship of NCMEC," said Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A., in a statement "Children are our future and ensuring their safety is of the utmost importance, which is why our involvement with NCMEC is not only essential, but extremely important to us. To date, more than 700 children featured through Canon Public Service Announcements have been recovered."
Also a part of the festivities was a reception held in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. The entertainment for the night was performed by Don Felder, former lead guitarist of The Eagles. The two-day event raised more than $400,000 dollars.
"Through its 15-year affiliation with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Canon U.S.A. has shown its deep commitment to our shared mission to prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation," said Ernie Allen, NCMEC president and CEO, also in a statement. "With the support of Canon U.S.A., our organization has made great strides in the effort to make children safer by educating the public on the use of photos as an essential tool in the search and recovery of missing children."