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“Golden Bear” Jack Nicklaus to host
19th Hole Club Golden Anniversary

Celebrity-studded event benefits The American Cancer Society November 14th

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus will be the guests of honor at its 50th Annual 19th Hole Club event on November 14, 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida to benefit the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will be held on The Breakers garden-like Front Lawn in a lush, tropical setting.

Started in 1968 with Jack Nicklaus, Julius Boros, Bob Hope and Perry Como, the annual event has been hosted by more than 80 different professional golfers and other celebrities with the aim of raising funds for cancer research, education and service. Over the past fifty years, the program has included exhibition golf matches, luncheons and clinics. It’s now celebrated with an evening social soirée and recognized as one of Palm Beach’s “must attend” affairs.

Jack Nicklaus“Barbara and I are honored to be a part of the 19th Hole Club’s five decades since we first became involved in this special cancer-fighting initiative,” said Nicklaus. “Like so many others, we have been touched by cancer and we are hopeful for the day that we can end the pain and suffering of cancer.”

Arlette Gordon, chairman of the American Cancer Society’s Palm Beach Board of Trustees commented, “We’re thrilled to have the “Golden Bear” returning with his wife Barbara as our Guests of Honor this year as we celebrate the event’s golden anniversary. Jack and Barbara have been dedicated and generous partners in the fight against cancer since Jack first help launch the event in 1968.  We’re looking forward to honoring them this year for their continued support in the fight against cancer.”

In addition to Arlette Gordon, the event’s Host Committee includes Cindy Cerone, Diana and Llwyd Ecclestone, Toby Hartz, Homer Marshman, Jr., Tom Quick, Renee and Donald Scott, and Cory Valentine.

The 2018 19th Hole Club is presented by Addison Hines Charitable Trust and will feature elaborate food stations, a glow-in-the-dark putting contest, chipping contest and a remote-controlled car ‘driving’ contest.  Event corporate partners include NetJets, Braman MotorcarsHamilton Jewelers and Meat Market restaurants.

The 19th Hole Club raises money through memberships, which start at $1,500. Memberships include participation in the November 14 event and all other members-only events throughout the year.  A limited amount of $100 gift certificates to Meat Market Palm Beach are available for those purchasing tickets before September 15.

For more information about the event contact Michelle Jaminet at American Cancer Society (telephone 561.655.3449; email michelle.jaminet@cancer.org) or visit www.19thHoleClub.com.