40th Annual Shriners Children’s Open
Since 1983, Las Vegans have come together to see some of the greatest golfers of all time and witness magical golf moments. Las Vegas has made a name for itself in the golf world with more than 50 spectacular golf courses and a long history of PGA TOUR competition.
Each fall in Las Vegas the Shriners Children’s Open offers spectators, golf fans and players alike, an event like nothing else in town. We are Las Vegas’ best golf for an even better cause.
The Shriners Children’s Open has been known by various titles throughout its history, but the tournament’s legacy of bringing the best golf to Las Vegas has remained the same. The tournament’s original host organization was the Las Vegas Founders, a volunteer group of Las Vegas business leaders. In 1983, the group helped bring the PGA TOUR to Las Vegas when Las Vegas PGA TOUR player Jim Colbert brought together business leaders Chuck Ruthe, James Cashman, Tom Hartley, Dick Etter and others to form the Las Vegas Founders Club. The group spent nearly 25 years ensuring that the PGA TOUR continued to come back to the city bigger and better each year. At that time, there were just a handful of courses and about 500,000 residents, but that didn’t stop the group from teaming up and watching the Las Vegas golf community expand at a dizzying pace. During the Pro-Am era of golf, the 1983 Panasonic Las Vegas Pro-Celebrity Classic was the PGA TOUR’s first-ever tournament with a million-dollar prize purse.
In 2007, the tournament announced that Shriners Hospitals for Children would take over the operations of the tournament. Entertainer Justin Timberlake was the host of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open tournament 2008 through 2012. In 2013, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open became a part of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
In 2021, Shriners Hospitals for Children became known as Shriners Children’s to adapt to current nationwide trends in healthcare, especially the emphasis on outpatient care, and some locations becoming clinics or outpatient centers. At that time, the tournament was renamed Shriners Children’s Open.
This year will mark the 40th annual tournament at TPC Summerlin. We will be welcoming back Tom Kim and another stellar field to compete for a $8.4 million purse.
We appreciate your support and coverage of this PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Fall event and encourage you to reach out for more information or specific requests.
Featured Media Opportunities
International Patient Ambassadors
Every year, Shriners Children’s selects Patient Ambassadors to represent the healthcare system’s patients. The ambassadors spend the year sharing the stories of their medical journey and the ways Shriners Children’s has made a dramatic difference in their lives.
Standard Bearers – Hospital Patient Ambassadors
The Standard Bearers program is unique to Shriners Children’s Open and helps us integrate the mission of Shriners Children’s with the tournament. Each hospital Patient Ambassador represents their local hospital and volunteers to carry the scores for each pairing during the event. The opportunity provides a special experience for the children and helps connect patients and families from across the country who may experience similar challenges.
Adaptive Golf Clinic
The U.S. Adaptive Golf Alliance puts on golf tournaments and clinics to provide an opportunity for adaptive golfers. The Shriners Children’s Open event is ideal and connects patients and USAGA members for an inspirational two hour clinic.
“Our kids are different and they find kids with similarities here. The adaptive golf professionals are paired with kids and it’s naturally inspiring,” Babcock said.
Conducted by the Shriners Children’s to benefit Shriners Children’s, the Shriners Children’s Open is the fourth event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Fall event.
Event Title: Shriners Children’s Open
Date: October 9-15, 2023
Location: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
Purse: $8.4 Million
Field: 136 PGA TOUR Professionals
Defending Champion: Tom Kim
Title Sponsor: Shriners Children’s
Conducted By: Shriners Children’s
Volunteers: Estimated 1,000 volunteers
Beneficiary: Shriners Children’s
Shriners Children’s Brand Information
Shriners Children’s is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our healthcare system provides advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
Shriners Children’s is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The mission of Shriners Children’s is to:
- Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
- Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
- Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
- This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.
For more information, please visit shrinerschildrens.org.
Shriners International Information
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. It founded Shriners Hospitals for Children as its official philanthropy in 1922. What began as one hospital, is now a world-renowned healthcare system with locations in three countries. The fraternity has nearly 200 chapters in several countries, and thousands of clubs around the world and continues to support the unique healthcare system.
The mission of Shriners International is to:
- Be the premier fraternal organization for men of good character.
- Provide attractive, quality programs and services for its members, their families and their friends in a spirit of fun, fellowship and
- Foster self-improvement through leadership, education, the perpetuation of moral values and community involvement.
- Serve mankind through the resources of its philanthropy, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Please visit shrinersinternational.org to learn more.