New Celebs Announced for Next Month's Gretzky Classic



    THORNBURY, ON June 23 /CNW/ - Today, the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic
presented by Samsung announced 12 new celebrity golfers who will tee-off with
the Great One when the tournament returns to Thornbury, Ontario, July 6-12,
2009. Celebrities taking part include:

    
    Wayne Gretzky          Janet Gretzky          Damon Allen
    Donovan Bailey         Mike Cammalleri        Cassie Campbell
    Javier Colon           Brett Hull             Ed Jovanoski
    Catriona Lemay Doan    Bob McCowan            Darren Pang
    Gino Reda              Steve Stamkos          Marty Turco
    

    "I'm excited to see so many great athletes and personalities getting on
board and joining us this year," said Wayne Gretzky. Everyone had a great time
last year and loved sharing the course with the Pros, as well as all the
fans."
    Tickets, and further information, are now available at
www.gretzky.com/golf.

    
    ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
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    Coming to Thornbury, Ontario, July 6-12, 2009, the Ford Wayne Gretzky
Classic presented by Samsung will provide fans with the opportunity to watch
160 professionals play with celebrities and amateurs in a pro-am style
tournament. As an official Nationwide Tour stop, players will be competing for
one of the year's largest purses at $800,099, with all four rounds televised
LIVE on the Golf Channel. Two courses will host the tournament - the Georgian
Bay Club and The Raven Golf Club at Lora bay - with proceeds from the
tournament to benefit the Wayne Gretzky Foundation. Further information,
including tickets and volunteer opportunities, can be found at
www.gretzky.com/golf.





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For further information: including media credentials, please contact:
Mark James, Cohn & Wolfe, (647) 259-3269, mark.james@cohnwolfe.ca

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