CYPRESS, Calif. (July 11, 2005) — Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the American Century Championship celebrity-amateur golf tournament.
The tournament will be held July 12-17 at the Edgewood golf course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The event will be televised on NBC and the Golf Channel. In its 16th year, the tournament offers a $500,000 purse and includes celebrity players such as Michael Jordan, John Elway and Pete Sampras. Former Vice President Dan Quayle also will square off against Donald Trump and entertainers Ray Romano and Cheryl Ladd.
“Toyo Tires is proud to be a sponsor of this prestigious golf tournament,” said Gary Kirschke, director of advertising.