FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Gladney Cup, a world-class PGA style charitable golf tournament and gala benefitting the Gladney Center for Adoption, is coming home to Fort Worth, Texas May 1- 2, 2011. The 2011 Gladney Cup combines the love of golf with the desire to further Gladney’s mission of Creating Bright Futures Around the World.
This year’s Gladney Cup contestants will compete at the Colonial Country Club on May 2, 2011. Colonial is the home of Ben Hogan and the site of the annual Crown Plaza Invitational. The Gladney Cup affords players the chance to play at one of the most prestigious golf courses in the United States while supporting the Gladney Center for Adoption and helping to raise awareness for the extraordinary mission of adoption.
Gladney Cup festivities begin May 1 at the Coming Home themed gala at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Fort Worth’s own country music sensation, Pat Green, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Country music fan-favorite, Lee Ann Womack and American Idol competitor (TCU alumnus), Tim Halperin will wow the audience with their vocal talent and charisma. This special event supports Gladney’s adoption, birthmother and humanitarian aid programs.
Frank Garrott, President of the Gladney Center, says, “The Gladney Cup embodies the mission of the Gladney Center by combining history and tradition with a passion for family. This world-class golf event raises awareness of the needs of children, birthmothers and adoptive families. Because of The Gladney Cup, we can help those who need our help the most.”
The inaugural Gladney Cup was held in 1999 at Colonial Country Club, Gladney’s "home" course in Fort Worth, Texas. Since that time, six Gladney Cup events have been hosted at several U.S. Open golf courses.
The Gladney Center for Adoption is one of the oldest and largest maternity homes and adoption agencies in the United States. A genuine commitment to children and professionalism makes Gladney an exceptional adoption agency and a national leader in adoption. For more information about Gladney’s intercountry and domestic adoption programs and humanitarian aid efforts, please log onto Gladney Center for Adoption.