Kingston, Jamaica–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 21, 2005–The White Witch golf course in Montego Bay, Jamaica, will host The Terrell Buckley Celebrity Golf Weekend April 15 – 17, under the auspices of NFL superstar Terrell Buckley. The star-studded event at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort and Spa will raise funds and awareness for Mustard Seed Communities, an international charity committed to combating the cyclical crisis of poverty by supporting those most effected, especially handicapped and abandoned children, and marginalized communities.
As a result of Buckley’s longtime involvement with Mustard Seed Communities (http://www.mustardseed.com), he has organized this golf event to assist the organization’s expansion in Jamaica, where it has already created supportive village communities for orphans, children and families living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant teens and battered women.
The Mustard Seed project has garnered the attention of some of Terrell’s closest friends in the sporting and entertainment worlds. To date, Shaquille O’Neal, Marshall Faulk, Dan Marino, Beyonce Knowles, Scott Bailey, Michael Jordan and Shania Twain have committed to participate in the golf event and fundraiser.
The celebrity golf weekend will kick off on the eve of April 15, with a VIP cocktail reception, pairings party and silent auction at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort and Spa. Golfing begins at 9 a.m. on April 16 at the White Witch, rated the number one course in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler in June 2004. An all-out Jamaican beach party will conclude the weekend’s events on Sunday, April 17.
Celebrity Golf Weekend Package
An all-inclusive package is available for 100 guests who can mix, mingle, golf and reggae-dance with living legends all while benefiting the youth of Jamaica. The package costs $4,000 (based on double occupancy) and includes round-trip tickets on Air Jamaica, accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort and Spa, all meals and beverages and airport transfers in addition to a round of golf with the celebrities. Additional information about the event, as well as registration information, can be found online at http://www.tbuck.net.
Golfing in Jamaica
Jamaica’s 12 courses attract players from around the world, who come for the superior club facilities, diverse, challenging courses and spectacular settings, making it one of the finest golf destinations in the world. Montego Bay is the natural focal point for any golfer who visits Jamaica, and the region has become a mecca for the sport in recent years, offering a mix of established courses and a few new ones. However, the island’s other resort areas boast renowned courses as Constant Spring, Caymanas and Manchester Country Club, built in 1865, making it the oldest course in the western hemisphere.
This fall, golf enthusiasts and business professionals can tee-off with legends of the sporting and entertainment world on Jamaica’s finest golf courses. The 3rd Annual Celebrity Players Tour (CPT) Jamaica Classic will take place November 9-13, in Montego Bay at White Witch, Half Moon and Cinnamon Hill. Additional information about the CPT Jamaica Classic can be found online by visiting http://www.cptgolf.com/jamaica or http://www.visitjamaica.com.
About Terrell Buckley
Terrell Buckley’s professional career has spanned 13 years in the NFL as a defensive all-star with teams such as the Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and the New York Jets. “T-Buck” played and won the Super Bowl XXXVI championship with The New England Patriots in 2002, and in 2003 was recognized by his alma mater, Florida State, for his athletic talents when they inducted him into the school’s Hall of Fame.
A gifted athlete, Terrell also played baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization prior to reporting for training camp with the Packers in July 1994. Terrell has supported charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has worked on behalf of the national “Feed the Children” campaign.
T-Buck hints at a possible major announcement relating to his future sports career while at the April event in Jamaica, bound to stun attendees and non-attending sports fans.
About Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Board is responsible for the worldwide tourism marketing and promotion for the island country of Jamaica. The JTB’s mandate has been to promote Jamaica as a preferred travel destination, identify new and emerging consumer groups, cultivate new relationships with travel partners and disseminate timely and useful marketing information to its offices and travel partners worldwide. JTB offices are located in Jamaica, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Düsseldorf, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
Details of upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica are posted on the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Web site at http://www.visitjamaica.com. JTB can be reached toll-free at 1-800-233-4JTB (1-800-233-4582).