QUEEN MARY GOLF CLASSIC COMES HOME TO LONG BEACH:

Historic Virginia Country Club To Host; All Proceeds Benefit The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House

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| Source: The Queen Mary- Inc.
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LONG BEACH, CALIF., April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Queen Mary Classic, April 28, 2014 will give regional golfers the opportunity to play on one of the most exclusive and well regarded courses in the country and help the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House continue its mission to assist children with life threatening illnesses and their families.

Located in the Long Beach's historic Bixby District, the secluded Virginia Country Club is without doubt one of California's golfing crown jewels. This is a player's course with mature surroundings, challenging architecture and impeccable greens.

"We are honored to host the first Queen Mary Classic at Virginia Country Club" said tournament chair, Twain Schreiber. "This exclusive course is envied by golfers across the country and we are deeply appreciative of the opportunity to play here while supporting the McDonald House mission." The shotgun best ball team format allows players of any skill level to contribute to the team effort. "Without question, this is a challenging course for the low handicapper; and for the high handicap player - the Queen Mary Classic provides the opportunity to understand why great golf courses are appreciated regardless of what the scorecard reads at the end of the round."

A cocktail reception, silent auction, live auction and awards ceremony will follow end of play.

"Virginia Country Club, established in 1909, is emblematic of Long Beach and its historic past. On September 26, 2014 another icon - the Queen Mary will celebrate its 80th Anniversary. Our tournament invites players to rub shoulders with living history while contributing to the well being of children in need and their families. They will be challenged by a truly reserved course and in the company of other players who love the game and love helping others," Schreiber added.

WHEN: April 28: 8:00 AM – 6:00PM at Virginia Country Club

WEBSITE: www.queenmary.com/golf

DETAILS: Members of the public (limited to 144 players) are invited to play this exclusive private course to benefit the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House

8:00 AM:  Registration | Continental Breakfast | Driving Range Open
9:00   AM:  Ronald McDonald Arrives
10:00 AM:  Shotgun Start
4:00   PM:  Cocktail Reception | Awards Ceremony
5:00   PM:  The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House family speaks
5:10   PM:  Live Auction | Silent Auction
5:45   PM:  Awards/Prizes

Tournament Foursome - $1000
Includes golf for four
Continental breakfast
Lunch on the course
Cocktail reception/Auction
Foot Joy golf shirt
Special Titleist Gift
Tournament Sponsorship - $5000
Includes golf for two teams of four (8)
Continental breakfast
Lunch on the course
Cocktail Reception/Auction
FootJoy golf shirt
Special Titleist Gift
Listing as a Platinum Sponsor
Single Golfer $250
Includes golf for one
Continental breakfast
Lunch on the course
Cocktail reception/Auction
Foot Joy golf shirt
Special Titleist Gift
Cocktail Reception/Silent Auction Only - $50
Include entrance to the private cocktail hour, live/silent auction where guests will have the opportunity to bid on such fabulous prizes as a weekend package to Cline Villa Laura, Kings and Ducks autographed merchandise and much more.
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MEDIA CONTACT:                    GOLF INQUIRIES:
Johanna Felix                            Twain Schreiber
j.felix@freemanmccue.com         twain.schreiber@queenmary.com
860-655-4221                           562-499-1638
 
ABOUT THE QUEEN MARY
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 364 staterooms.  Visit www.queenmary.com

ABOUT VIRGINIA COUNTRY CLUB
From golflink.com: The 18-hole "Virginia" course at the Virginia Country Club facility in Long Beach, California features 6,505 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 70.9 and it has a slope rating of 128.  Designed by William P. Bell, ASGCA/(R) Robert Muir Graves, ASGCA/Edward B. Dearie, Jr., the Virginia golf course opened in 1909.

ABOUT THE LONG BEACH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House gives families a place to stay, a source of comfort, care and support, and a chance to focus all of their energies on the one thing that matters most of all…getting well. Fulfilling this mission is possible because of the generosity and commitment of the community. Through your gifts of time, talent and financial support, the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House will be here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for the families of children facing serious often life-threatening illnesses. http://www.longbeachrmh.org

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CONTACT:Johanna Felix
         j.felix@freemanmccue.com			
         860-655-4221