"The tournament is pleased to have another opportunity to help the
kids that the hospitals serve," said Scott Welllington, Tournament
Director. "Facebook is a terrific way to keep our fans informed and now it
allows fans to make a difference in the lives of kids at Arnold Palmer
Medical Center - the Hospital that Golf Built."
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for
Women & Babies, collectively known as Arnold Palmer Medical Center,
received the PGA TOUR Charity of the Year Award in 2009. Arnold Palmer
Hospital for Children has been ranked 30th for heart and heart surgery
and 28th for orthopedics in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of
America's Best Children's Hospitals.
"As a long standing sponsor of the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Presented by MasterCard, we are honored to be able to help drive
awareness and support for these tremendous hospitals that are bringing
much-needed medical care to thousands of children," said Chris
McWilton, President, U.S. Markets, MasterCard Worldwide.
To be connected to the hospital that golf built, simply log on to
www.facebook.com/arnoldpalmerinvitational and 'like' the official
tournament page. For every new fan who 'likes' the Facebook page, $10
will be donated by MasterCard Worldwide to Arnold Palmer Medical
Center, up to $200,000. Tickets to the 34th Annual Arnold Palmer
Invitational Presented by MasterCard can be purchased online at
ArnoldPalmerInvitational.com, by phone at 866-764-4843 or 407-876-
7774, or in person at the Ticket Office at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club &
Lodge. Visit ArnoldPalmerInvitational.com for additional information on
tickets and the 2012 tournament.
About the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard
The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard will hold its 34th
annual tournament March 19-25, 2012. The Arnold Palmer Invitational
Presented by MasterCard is one of Central Florida's signature events, a
premier sporting event and a highlight of the PGA TOUR, attracting some
of the greatest talent in golf. The entire event is overseen and directed by
one of the game's all-time greats — Arnold Palmer. Proceeds from the
tournament benefit Arnold Palmer Medical Center, including Arnold
Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women &
About Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, supported by the Arnold Palmer
Medical Center Foundation, is a 158-bed facility dedicated exclusively to
the needs of children. Located in Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital
provides expertise in pediatric specialties such as cardiac care,
craniomaxillofacial surgery, emergency and trauma care, gastroenterology,
nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports
medicine. Visit www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com to learn more about all of
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