Tucson, Ariz. – November 6, 2019 – Chart-topping country singer-songwriter Lee Brice will headline the 2020 PGA TOUR Champions’ Cologuard Classic military appreciation concert. The event will take place on the practice range at Omni Tucson National Resort on Saturday, February 29, 2020, following the second round of competition at the Cologuard Classic. Two supporting acts will be announced at a later date.
For a second year, the Cologuard Classic, managed by the Tucson Conquistadores, and DM50, along with iHeart Media (97.1 FM - The Bull), Cumulus Radio (99.5 FM - KIIM) have teamed up for this exciting concert under the stars. General admission tickets, which include golf access during the day and concert admission, are $39 per person and are now on sale at www.cologuardclassic.com.
“The Cologuard Classic offers fans a week of activities that go beyond golf, and the Military Appreciation Concert is one of them,” said Tournament Director Judy McDermott. “We are thrilled Lee Brice will be headlining the concert and excited for our fans to enjoy an artist of his caliber.”
Brice is a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA nominee and a double ACM award winner, and he's taken five radio singles to #1: “A Woman Like You," “Hard To Love," “I Drive Your Truck," “I Don’t Dance," and “Drinking Class.” With more than 12 million in RIAA certified sales, Brice has achieved Gold and Platinum on every album and single released, with “A Woman Like You” reaching Double Platinum status. Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney and others have recorded his songs, and he's performed on TV shows including NBC's Today, ABC's The Bachelor, NBC's The Voice and FOX's Miss USA 2018. With well over 2 billion spins on Pandora, Lee Brice was inducted into the streaming service’s ‘Billionaires Club’ on June 8, 2018.
Concert sponsorship packages are also available and offer a wide range of food and beverage options, VIP seating, enhanced viewing areas and other additional benefits at both the golf tournament and concert. Proceeds from the concert will benefit DM50, a Tucson-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Airmen and their families, educating the community on the vital role Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has within the region, and local youth through amateur athletic programs. More information, pricing and purchase options for all Cologuard Classic ticket packages can be found on the tournament website www.cologuardclassic.com.
The 2020 tournament will mark the third year of the Cologuard Classic, named after Wisconsin-based Exact Sciences’ noninvasive at-home colon cancer screening test for average-risk individuals 45 years or older, and the sixth year the Conquistadores have partnered with the PGA TOUR Champions. Next year’s tournament activities will take place February 23 – March 1 at Omni Tucson National Resort and will feature a 78-player field competing for a $1.7 million purse with $255,000 and 255 Charles Schwab Cup points for the winner.
Cologuard is intended for the qualitative detection of colorectal neoplasia associated DNA markers and for the presence of occult hemoglobin in human stool. A positive result may indicate the presence of colorectal cancer (CRC) or advanced adenoma (AA) and should be followed by diagnostic colonoscopy. Cologuard is indicated to screen adults of either sex, 50 years or older, who are at typical average-risk for CRC. Cologuard is not a replacement for diagnostic colonoscopy or surveillance colonoscopy in high risk individuals.
Cologuard is not for high risk individuals, including those with a history of colorectal cancer and advanced adenoma, a family history of colorectal cancer, IBD or certain hereditary syndromes. Positive Cologuard results should be referred to diagnostic colonoscopy. A negative Cologuard test result does not guarantee absence of cancer or advanced adenoma. Following a negative result, patients should continue participating in a screening program at an interval and with a method appropriate for the individual patient. Cologuard performance when used for repeat testing has not been evaluated or established. Rx only.
ABOUT PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS PGA TOUR
Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2019, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Japan, England and Canada, with purses totaling nearly $58 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 350 million potential households. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
ABOUT THE TUCSON CONQUISTADORES
The Tucson Conquistadores are the host organization of the PGA TOUR Champions’ Cologuard Classic. Since their inception in 1962, the Conquistadores have contributed more than $35 million to youth athletic programs in Southern Arizona. The Conquistadores have an active membership of up to 60 business and community professionals and a total membership of 215 who represent a cross-section of the Tucson community. In addition to their professional golf activities, the group has established the Tucson Conquistadores Foundation. Key beneficiaries of the Conquistadores' fund-raising efforts include: The First Tee of Tucson; Tucson and Pima County Junior Golf Programs; the Field of Dreams/Challenger Little League sports complex; Boys and Girls Clubs in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Nogales; Pima County Special Olympics; Educational Enrichment Foundation; Tucson Urban League; and the YMCA.
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