Hurricane, UT (July 29, 2019) – The Leavitt Group and Sand Hollow Resort, the host for this year’s Sand Hollow Golf Week, hosted a press event and announced Platinum sponsors and additions for this year’s tournament.

Platinum sponsors for this exciting week of golf include three of the major sports teams in Utah and Nevada: the Raiders, and new this year, the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake. Other major sponsors include SkyWest Airlines, Zions Bank, Workers Compensation Fund of Utah, Utah Sports Commission, Leavitt Partners and Nike.

Robert Roche, co-owner of Sand Hollow Resort and President of Roche Enterprises: “Sand Hollow is thrilled to host this week of amazing golf.  The Friendship Cup adds an international element, and the sponsorship of not only the Raiders, but also the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake will certainly make Sand Hollow Resort in Southern Utah the place to be in September. “

During the week of September 16, 2019, there will be four events:

  • September 16: Friendship Cup – New this year – Mike Leavitt, former Utah governor and Chairman of Leavitt Partners describes it: “The Friendship Cup is a transatlantic mission of golf diplomacy between two great golf communities, St. Andrews, Scotland, the ancestral home of golf, and Southern Utah, where it is said the summer sun spends the winter.” Fifteen person teams will play here and then next summer, a “home and home” match in Scotland.
  • September 17, 18: Leavitt Charity Cup – This friendly competition between the teams will include alumni and executives from the Raiders, Utah Jazz, and Real Salt Lake, along with our sponsorship partners. They’ll compete in a two-day Ryder Cup style tournament. All proceeds will go to charity with JDRF as the sponsoring charity.  Michael Somers, Executive Director of the JDRF Mountain Valley Chapter “The Leavitt Charity Cup is an incredible golfing event and we are so grateful for the support from everyone involved. Events like this not only help us bring awareness about type 1 diabetes but also raise funds for critical research to find a cure for those 1.25 million people living with this disease.”
  • September 17, 7pm: Gala: An Evening with Stars Under the Stars, presented by Zions Bank –in the Rock Bowl at Sand Hollow Resort with an auction featuring sports memorabilia and experiences, live music, gourmet food and drink, and stories of current and past triumphs. All proceeds benefit JDRF.
  • September 18 – 20: Sand Hollow Leavitt Group Open – this event allows some of golf’s aspiring young professional stars to test themselves on the world-famous Sand Hollow Championship Course. The winner is awarded an exemption thanks to the Leavitt Group for the Korn-Ferry tour. Past players such as Jim Knous, Zac Blair, and Tom Whitney are now playing on the PGA Tour.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or attending this fun event,  follow us on our website, Facebook and Instagram @sandhollowresort.

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