Return to site of memorable 2006 event celebrated as TELUS continues
popular summer Canadian golf tradition
CALGARY, April 18 /CNW/ - Five years after hosting one of the most
successful events in Skins Game history, the Fairmont Banff Springs
will again host the world's best golfers this summer as the TELUS World
Skins Game returns to Banff, Alberta. The event will take place Monday,
July 25 and Tuesday, July 26.
In August of 2006, Banff hosted one of the most memorable Skins Games
ever as the majestic Fairmont Banff Springs course served as the
backdrop for a celebration of the history of golf, featuring five stars
of the game - Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Stephen Ames, John Daly and
Sergio Garcia - each representing a different decade. Tickets for the
event's first visit to Alberta in 2006 sold out in ten days as John
Daly took the trophy with 9 skins for $210,000.
"TELUS is pleased to be continuing our support of this very popular
Canadian sporting event, and to be able to bring the best in
professional golf back to one of Canada's pre-eminent golf courses in
one of the world's most popular destinations," said Monty Carter,
senior vice-president, TELUS Enterprise Solutions. "As one of the most
beautiful golf courses on the planet, featuring some of the best
players of the game with fans that have an unrivaled passion for golf,
the Fairmont Banff Springs will once again be the perfect host for the
TELUS World Skins Game."
The TELUS World Skins Game is always a highlight of the Canadian summer
sporting schedule for the country's most passionate golf fans, as well
as the community that hosts it. Fulfilling its promise to "give where
we live," the TELUS World Skins Game has raised more than $10 million
since 2001 for a wide variety of important causes across Canada.
"This summer will mark the TELUS World Skins Game's 19th anniversary in Canada and the event's long-standing success is a
testament to the partners that help make it happen each year," said
Danny Fritz, vice-president and co-managing director of IMG Canada.
"That's especially true this year with the continued support of TELUS
and the special opportunity to return to The Fairmont Banff Springs."
Designed in 1928 by Canada's world-renowned golf course architect,
Stanley Thompson, the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is famous for
its panoramic beauty and challenging layout set in the heart of the
Rocky Mountains. The course winds along the Bow River under the
snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle.
Owned and operated by IMG in Canada for 19 years, the TELUS World Skins
Game has included many of the biggest names in the game including Jack
Nicklaus, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Greg Norman.
Players for the 2011 tournament will be announced in the coming weeks
and regular updates will be posted on www.telusskins.com.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with nearly 3,000
employees operating in 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of
expertise are diverse and wide ranging: IMG College is the leader in collegiate marketing, licensing and media rights. IMG's Joint Ventures, IMG Reliance, IMX and IMG CCTV, in the emerging markets of India, Brazil and China, offer the company
significant long-term growth opportunities. IMG Media is the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports
programming. IMG Events and Federations owns and manages some of the most sought after events and includes long
standing associations with the world's most important sports
organizations, leagues, and federations. IMG Fashion owns and operates fashion events around the world and IMG Models represents the world's top models and leading designers and IMG Art+Commerce represents the most influential photographers, art directors and
stylists. For the past 50 years IMG Clients has been the global leader in talent representation, including over
1,000 elite athletes, coaches, industry executives and prestigious
sports organizations across the sports, entertainment, fashion and
media industries. IMG Academies is the world's largest and most advanced multi-sport training and
educational facility delivering sports training experiences to more
than 12,000 dedicated athletes from approximately 80 countries every
year. IMG Consulting connects many of the world's leading brands with consumers through
access to unique sports and entertainment properties. IMG Licensing is considered one of the premier independent licensing companies in the
sports, entertainment and media world. More information is available
About TELUS TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.8 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million
customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7
million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet
subscribers and more than 300,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by
President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services including data, Internet protocol
(IP), voice, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245
million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered
4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten TELUS
Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic
initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding
philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to
receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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