(West Des Moines, Iowa) – The Principal Charity Classic presented by Wells Fargo brings more than PGA Champions Tour professionals and fans to the Des Moines area. This year, the tournament will also draw “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison, along with actor Steven Weber. Both celebrities will play in the UnitedHealthcare Pro-Am on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa.
“The Principal Charity Classic is a fun event for the whole community,” said Jamie Alt, Tournament Director, The Principal Charity Classic. “The addition of Chris Harrison and Steven Weber make the tournament even more exciting. We’re very much looking forward to their participation in the Pro-Am this year.”
Harrison is making his first visit to The Principal Charity Classic this year. A self-described “golf addict,” Harrison fits golf around his duties as host of ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” reality series. Harrison has also done his fair share of acting, having garnered roles in the popular television series “Alias,” “The Practice,” “Six Feet Under” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” His feature film appearances include “Bounce,” “Showtime” and, most recently, portraying himself in the comedy “Date Movie.”
Actor Steven Weber is a returning guest at The Principal Charity Classic after playing in the Pro-Am the last several years. Weber starred in several popular television series, including “Wings,” “Once and Again” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” His diverse career includes hit movies, Broadway plays and screenwriting. Weber also has a direct tie to The Principal. He has been the voice of the company’s television commercials for the last seven years.
The Principal Charity Classic Pro-Am is open to the public, and fans are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.principalcharityclassic.com or by calling the tournament office at (515) 279-4653. Children 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
About The Principal Charity Classic
The Principal Charity Classic presented by Wells Fargo brings PGA Champions Tour pro golf to Des Moines. Voted the No. 1 stop by Champions Tour professionals in 2010, the tournament will be played at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa, May 29 – June 3, 2012. Over the last five years, the tournament has raised more than $3 million for local children’s charities. In addition, according to an Iowa State University study, the tournament brings $20.8 million in direct economic impact to the to the Greater Des Moines area.
Hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, funds raised through the event will benefit FORE Our Kids, a group of five select charities that support Iowa’s children: Blank Children’s Hospital; Bravo Greater Des Moines; Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines; United Way of Central Iowa; and Variety, The Children’s Charity of Iowa. For more information on the charities and the tournament, visit www.principalcharityclassic.com.
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