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ARIZONA CARDINALS HEAD COACH BRUCE ARIANS TO HOST INAUGURAL CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC AT THE KIERLAND GOLF CLUB IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA ON MARCH 7-9, 2014

NOTABLE ATTENDEES: LARRY FITZGERALD, PEYTON MANNING, ANDREW LUCK, PATRICK PETERSON, BEN ROETHLISBERGER, DAN MARINO, CARSON PALMER, RICH RODRIGUEZ

Phoenix, AZ (January 21, 2014) – Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and the Arians Family Foundation will host their Celebrity Golf Classic for the first time in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, March 7th and Saturday, March 8th at The Kierland Golf Club. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit the Arians Family Foundation.

The event will begin on Friday, March 7th with the Arian family hosting a VIP welcome reception at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The events continue the following day with the Celebrity Golf Classic at the Kierland Golf Club, followed by a Gala Dinner and Concert with a special performance (artist to be announced soon.) The Westin Kierland serves as the official host sponsor of the Arians Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic.

“When our family decided to start the charity foundation, we did so because the causes were close to our heart,” said Bruce Arians. “We knew to raise the awareness as well as funds for the causes we needed to do a great event at a fantastic location for our first Celebrity Golf Classic in Arizona and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is exactly that location. We are so thankful to all our sponsors, participants and celebrities that are helping make this a reality and look forward to a great weekend.”

The Arians Family Foundation supports and develops programs which strive to prevent and ameliorate the abuse and neglect of children. The Arians Family Foundation supports CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in making sure that children who are involved in the court system, as a result of abuse or neglect by their families, receive the love and help they need.

“We are delighted to support the Arians Family Foundation and the important work it does to assist children in our community. We look forward to joining the Foundation in creating a successful event and a wonderful weekend,” said Bruce Lange, managing director of The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Confirmed celebrities to date include Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals WR & 7x Pro Bowl; Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos QB & 13x Pro-Bowl; Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts QB; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals CB & 3x Pro-Bowl; Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburg Steelers QB & 2x Pro-Bowl; Dan Marino, HOF QB & 9x Pro Bowl; Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals QB & 2x Pro Bowl; Rich Rodriguez, Head Coach of University of Arizona football; and more.

For information on sponsorships and playing spots, please contact Steve Webster at stevewebster@cmpr.net or call 310-426-9900.

About The Arians Family Foundation:
The Arians Family Foundation (AFF) was created in 2013 by Bruce and Christine Arians for reasons dear to their hearts. Christine worked for years as a family-law attorney, or as she describes, a “broken-family” attorney. She began working with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to help ensure that children who are involved in the court system, as a result of abuse or neglect by their families, receive the help they need. The Arians Family Foundation seeks to continue helping others in their life journeys. AFF embodies the vision of a better future for children to live where they feel safe and loved. For more information about the Arians Family Foundation please visit www.ariansfamilyfoundation.com or call 310-426-9900.

About Westin Kierland Resort & Spa:
In the heart of “new” Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa provides contemporary amenities and design while helping its guests to experience the Essence of Arizona through an ever-changing collection of paintings, rare photographs, and commissioned artworks as well as an educational wildlife program. The Resort’s full-service spa, Agave, The Arizona Spa, showcases traditional therapies handed down from Arizona's many cultures of healing, as well as rare ancient treatments infused with the essence of the Far East. Bringing together perfectly manicured golf, the best exercise physiology, on-site golf equipment fitting and the latest in golf technology, the Kierland Golf Experience is the area’s most innovative golf program. The rejuvenation continues at the Resort’s 10 unique dining venues, with its renowned Heavenly Bed®, and with premier shopping and dining destinations located adjacent to the Resort. Complementing the Resort’s award-winning FUN program for all ages is its Adventure Water Park complete with 110-foot-long waterslide, 900-foot lazy river and the Kierland FlowRider board sport simulator. In addition to its many guest amenities, meeting planners appreciate the Resort’s 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space highlighted by newly refurbished indoor space, ample outdoor space and its award-winning conference services. www.kierlandresort.com


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