2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open champ Webb Simpson.

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 27, 2014)–Not everybody has the opportunity to play side by side with a PGA TOUR professional during a pro-am. Chances like this are expensive and somewhat difficult come by, but organizers of Las Vegas' PGA TOUR event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, are holding a raffle where all golfers have a chance to win a spot to play in the official championship pro-am of the event. It is the second year in a row that golf fans will have the chance to win a spot next to the pros. Tickets are available for purchase for $100 each by contacting Stephanie Maes at    smaes@shrinershospitalsopen.com or 702-589-4949. — By Brian Hurlburt

For more information about the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and the Championship Pro Am, visit http://www.shrinershospitalsopen.com/en/ScheduleOfEvents/Wednesday15.

For every ticket purchased, supporters will earn one entry in the raffle to win a coveted spot in the prestigious event and two Hill tickets good for any one day. One winner, selected at random in September, will receive a one-night hotel accommodation, Pro Am contestant badge, an invitation for two to the Pro Am Pairings Party on Tuesday, Oct. 14, four weeklong Hill badges to the tournament and a gift package valued at $1,000 in addition to the playing spot in the event. Past PGA TOUR participants in the Championship Pro Am include 2013 champion Webb Simpson, 2012 champion and Las Vegas local Ryan Moore, current FedExCup points leader Jimmy Walker, and more.

Tickets are permitted for purchase by residents of the following counties: Clark County, Nevada; Nye County, Nevada; Lincoln County, Nevada; San Bernardino County, Calif. and Mojave County, Ariz. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  A limited quantity is available, and all proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children and its mission to provide specialty care for children regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

About the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:

The 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to Las Vegas as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 32nd consecutive year. Many of the top golfers in the world will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, from October 13 – 19.

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