This guest blog post by Greg Norman, professional golfer and host of the Franklin Templeton Shootout
This December, I will be gearing up for the 25th annual Franklin Templeton Shootout! Entering its 13th year at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, the Shootout will once again feature 24 of the world’s best golfers playing on two-man teams in a mixed format of modified alternate shot, better ball, and scramble. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are excited to continue our long standing relationship and support of CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.
CureSearch is especially close to my heart because I believe that every child should be given the chance to live a long and happy life, and maybe even learn to play a little golf. Over the years, we have had some amazing childhood cancer survivors speak at our event and last year was no different as we heard the story of wilms tumor survivor, Mikayla Sweeney. First hand stories such as these, remind each and every one of us just how important these critical fund raising efforts are. These donations help fund innovative research, ensuring new treatments are developed for those affected by children’s cancer.
Thanks to the support of Franklin Templeton Investments, our supporting sponsors, my fellow PGA TOUR professionals, volunteers and the Southwest Florida community, we have been able to raise essential funds for charities who are working hard to ensure a better future. I hope that you will join us for the 2013 Franklin Templeton Shootout, December 11-15 at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Resort in Naples, Florida. To learn more visit www.franklintempletonshootout.com.