From May 31st to June 3rd the Cozumel Country Club will play host to the 2012 Cozumel Celebrity Golf Tournament, A promotional tourism event for the Island of Cozumel, Quintana Roo with the participation of 18 well known celebrities within the sports and entertainment industry from the USA and Mexico.

 Some of celebrity golfers participating on the charity driven event include NFL stars, Bob Beamon, Jorge Campos, Antonio Freeman, Eddie George, Andrew McCarthy, Ed Marinaro, Dave Parker, Bruce Smith, James Scott, Dave Stewart, Daryl Talley, Thurman Thomas, Billy Saint and more.

 The Celebrity Golf Tournament was announced last week to the press at L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills by a roster of organizers, celebrities and state representative. Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Secretary of Tourism for the State of Quintana Roo, Rodrigo Navarro, CEO Fanatiks,  Alex Vega-Biestro, Director QR Celebrity Golf, and Hill Street Blues star and golfer Ed Marinaro, were among of the participants making the announcement. the tournament will be a competition between groups of three and FOX Sports will cover the event and air an hour special of the tournament sometime in late June or early July.  

 First Cozumel Celebrity Golf Tournament press conference. 
Cesar G. Canavati, CEO Oveshion,  Alex Vega-Biestro, Director QR Celebrity Golf, 
Ed Marinaro,Actor and Celebrity Golfer, Rodrigo Navarro, CEO Fanatiks, 
 Luigi Mira, CEO Oveshion

 The golf tournament is sponsored by the state government of Quntana Roo, the local government of Cozumel, Fox Sports, Señor Froggs, Avis and other sponsors. Portions of the revenue gained from the tournament will be donated to two charities namely,  International Children and Dr. Smiles Foundation.

Since 1936, Children International, a top rated charity, has been providing assistance to children and families struggling in terrible poverty.Today, through the Children International® Sponsorship Program, we help children in 11 countries – Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States and Zambia. Dr. SMILES is a civil association dedicated to work for children with chronic and terminal diseases. The major diseases we work with are: AIDS, cancer, cystic fibrosis, and renal failure, among others.

 Hole 4 at the Cozumel Country Club

The Tournament will be  hosted at the Sabor Cozumel Resort and Spa and  it will be played at the Cozumel Country Club, a Jack Nicklaus designed 18-hole championship course. This 6,734 yard 72 par course extends itself around a  tree line surrounded by mangroves, swamps and the rest of the natural habitat of this beautiful Island. The  golf course is located only 15 minutes from the international port and 10 minutes from the Cozumel airport, making it accessible to all new visitors. There won't be any entry fee for spectators and locals to attend and spend the day at the Cozumel Country Club.

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