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Paul McGinley to Host Golf Classic for Special Olympics at PGA Catalunya Resort

Story published at 13:19, Friday, March 20th, 2015


Special Olympics logoWinning captain of The 2014 Ryder Cup, Paul McGinley, will host a Golf Classic at Spain’s number one golf course, PGA Catalunya Resort’s Stadium Course on 18 May 2015. The event will help raise funds for Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Paul McGinley said: “I am happy to partner with Special Olympics, an organisation that, through sport, helps transforms lives. I am extremely supportive of its efforts in raising awareness of the talent and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities, as well as empowering athletes to reach their full potential.

“By staging the Golf Classic at PGA Catalunya Resort, a world class golf course and on every golfer’s “must play” list, I hope many will join me in Spain to support a great cause. I anticipate this being a truly exciting event,” added Paul.

PGA Catalunya Resort, recently voted European Golf Resort of the Year 2015, will host the ECCO Tour Winter Series

PGA Catalunya Resort

On the eve of the Special Olympics Golf Classic (17th May)  guests will have the opportunity to play a practice round on the critically acclaimed Stadium Course or visit The 2015 Open de España taking place in nearby Real Club de Golf El Prat. The evening will conclude with a dinner reception and auction at PGA Catalunya Resort’s onsite hotel. A shot gun start for the Classic will tee off on 18th May followed by lunch and an awards presentation.

Mary Davis, Regional President of Special Olympics in Europe Eurasia, said: “We are thrilled to have the support of Paul McGinley for our inaugural Golf Classic in Spain, as he shares many of the same qualities as our athletes in his warmth, his passion for teamwork, enthusiasm for sport, optimism and determination.

“We are also very grateful to the support of Special Olympics patron and PGA Catalunya Resort proprietor Denis O’Brien for opening the doors of his magnificent resort and welcoming us so warmly. All the funds raised will help send 78 Special Olympics athletes to represent Team Spain at the upcoming 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, USA from July 25th to August 2nd.

To join Paul at the Special Olympics Golf Classic and be part of a team that changes lives, contact Adrienne Regan at aregan@specialolympic.org

Paul McGinley www.paulmcginley.com

PGA Catalunya Resort www.pgacatalunya.com

Special Olympics www.specialolympics.org

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