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LOS ANGELES – Aug. 2, 2011 – Los Angeles Lakers Forward Matt Barnes will be hosting the Athletes vs. Cancer 3rdAnnual Golf Classic on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. The event will be held at Trump National Golf Course located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula just 30 minutes south of Downtown Los Angeles.  The festivities will begin on Thursday, Aug. 11, with Matt Barnes and his Fiancé, Gloria Govan hosting a private VIP Welcome Reception at Terranea Resort.  The weekend continues on Friday, Aug. 12 with a day of golf, followed by the private Post Gala at Terranea Resort featuring cocktails, dinner and performances. The weekend concludes on Saturday, Aug. 13 with the Athletes vs. Cancer Health Fair at Bunnin Chevrolet in Culver City.  The Health Fair offers free community health screenings, along with food and fun activities for kids.
Athletes vs. Cancer (AVC) is an industry-wide fundraising program that unites sports, sports fans, and the community in the fight against cancer. AVC strives to save lives and assist in ending cancer forever. Through their annual golf tournament and many other fundraisers throughout the year, the foundation raises money to help secure cancer screening vans to visit low-income neighborhoods and give free support research, create awareness, provide screening opportunities and deliver subsequent support to cancer patients.
Matt Barnes is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. Matt started Athletes vs. Cancer in memory of his mother, Ann Barnes, who passed away 26 days after being diagnosed with several types of cancer. Ann's passing was abrupt and devastating to her friends and family. In 2008, Matt launched AVC to the world to get athletes more involved in joining together to educate, bring awareness and motivate people to get regular cancer screenings. A voice is one of the most powerful tools we have; Matt and AVC want to use theirs to save lives.
Gloria Govan, Barnes’ Fiancé, is the executive director of Athletes vs. Cancer and is heavily involved in several other charities. She is currently on the new season of VH1’s, “Basketball Wives LA” and is working on furthering her acting and musical career. Gloria is originally from Oakland, Cal. but she and Matt are currently living in Los Angeles with their two beautiful identical twin boys Isaiah and Carter.
For more information regarding Athletes vs. Cancer, please visit www.athletesvscancer.org
About Terranea Resort
Just 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Terranea is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the property boasts a 582-room resort including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, plus 20 bungalows.  Also available are 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more residential setting. Resort amenities include The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square foot spa experience, The Links at Terranea, a 9-hole par3 golf course, and three unique swimming pools, one with children’s play area and a 140-foot waterslide.  Three ocean view restaurants offer a variety of food and beverage experiences including mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant, Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale watching and Catalina Kitchen, for casual, all-day dining, designed to reveal the Resort’s dramatic outdoor vistas.  Terranea's conference and meeting facilities include 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.  Other amenities include a children’s center with interactive programs and several miles of scenic bluff-top trails that connect miles of off-property coastal trails.  A secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort.  For more information, visit www.terranea.comor call 866-802-8000.
About Trump National Golf Club
With two and a half miles along the Southern California coastline, Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles is the pinnacle of the luxury public golf experience. With world renowned restaurants, unmatched service, exclusive amenities, and the most spectacular panoramic Pacific Ocean views, Trump National has no equal.
With all 18 holes on the ocean, the course doesn’t just boast one signature hole, but rather several of them!  But the golf course is just one part of the experience; Trump National also boasts one of the finest practice facilities in the country with all facilities on the ocean including a driving range with grass practice tees, several USGA regulation-sized target greens, and three short game practice greens with bunkers.  An original Pete Dye design, the golf course was redesigned by Trump after buying the golf course in 2002.  Trump carefully redesigned every aspect of the golf course, including greens complexes, bunkering, the addition of 800 yards of length, and the addition of three signature waterfalls.  And by doing so at a cost of approximately $250 million, the golf course is the most expensive ever built! 
The amenities are second to none. The grand 45,000 square foot clubhouse offers stately locker rooms, a stunning pro-shop, three dining options, secluded conference rooms, and a magnificent Grand Ballroom. Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles is the preeminent public golfing, dining, and special events destination on the west coast.  As the only public golf course in Donald J. Trump’s growing domestic portfolio of courses, guests can experience a golf course, service, and cuisine.  We are committed to creating a world class course and golf club that combines the sport’s foremost design talent with a keen sense of luxury and exceptional service. At Trump National Golf Club, a round of golf will never be just another round of golf.
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