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Humana Challenge Offers Deep Ticket Discounts Through New Group Sales Program

Humana Challenge Offers Deep Ticket Discounts Through New Group Sales Program

The 2015 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation introduces new group ticket sales offers for the first time.

Parties can score the largest discounts currently offered on daily and weekly grounds tickets and Club 17 and Bob Hope Club memberships in advance of tournament week by purchasing quantities of 10 or more. Available now, group sales are exclusively obtained through the Humana Challenge tournament office – contact Andrew Slee at 760-469-8788 or aslee@humanachallenge.com.

The 72-hole tournament, in its 56th year and annually the PGA TOUR’s first California event of the new year, returns to La Quinta Jan. 19-25 and features 156 pros at the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST (host course), the Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club.

Among the numerous group sales deals is an amazing offer on weekday Bob Hope Club memberships (good Thursday, Jan. 22 or Friday, Jan. 23) – $100 per person when at least 10 memberships are purchased.

Be it friends and family, office co-workers and business colleagues, fellow country club members or others, the Humana Challenge offers the following group ticket packages through the Humana Challenge tournament office:

Daily Grounds Tickets – Purchase 30 or more for $25 per ticket. This is a $15 (37%) discount from the regular price at the gate, and a $5 (16%) savings from the advance ticket price (all advance ticket prices expire Jan. 18).

Full Week Grounds Badge – Purchase 10 or more for $75 per badge; a $45 (37%) discount from the gate price and a $15 (16%) savings from the advance price.

Full Week Club 17 Membership – Purchase 10 or more for $175 per membership; a $75 (37%) discount from the regular price.

Full Week Bob Hope Club Membership – Purchase 10 or more for $775 per membership; a $175 discount from the regular price.

Weekend Bob Hope Club Membership – Purchase 10 or more for $575 per membership (good Jan. 24 and Jan. 25); a $75 discount off regular price.

Weekday Bob Hope Club Membership – Purchase 10 or more for $100 per membership (good only Thursday, Jan. 22, or Friday, Jan. 23).

“As always, the Humana Challenge is striving to be as innovative and creative as we can to provide the best fan experience for the most affordable cost,” Humana Challenge Executive Director/CEO Bob Marra said. “Our brand-new group sales efforts are a fun way for families, friends, country club members and business colleagues to spend enjoyable, quality time together while supporting numerous Coachella Valley charities that benefit from the tournament.”

The Bob Hope Club is the Humana Challenge’s most premium membership, offering the ultimate combination of golf and luxury with climate-controlled indoor seating with flat-screen televisions and tiered, outdoor seating overlooking the 18th green of the Arnold Palmer Private Course at PGA WEST – the tournament’s finishing hole. Dining, catered by popular desert favorite Wally’s Desert Turtle, includes breakfast and lunch buffets, afternoon snacks and premium bar service. Bob Hope Club membership also includes a valet parking pass at PGA WEST, tournament programs and daily pairings guides.

Club 17 is the exclusive, hospitality venue which stretches along the signature par-3 17th hole on the Arnold Palmer Private Course and exudes a sports-themed, lively, energetic atmosphere. Club 17 is decked out with covered and open-air seating overlooking the 17th green, flat-screen TVs to watch the Humana Challenge and other sports, an ample selection of food and beverages for purchase – as well as access to all three tournament courses during tournament week and preferred parking Thursday-Sunday.

Stated discounts also apply to any additional follow-up purchases of the same group ticket packages. These offers cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts on Humana Challenge tickets.

Among the golfers who have made early commitments to play in the 2015 Humana Challenge are World Golf Hall of Famer and 2002 and 2004 Humana Challenge champion Phil Mickelson, major champions Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner, reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel, 2012 FedExCup champ Brandt Snedeker, 2014 European Ryder Cup golfer Ian Poulter, former World No. 1 Luke Donald, Italy’s Francesco Molinari and Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.

Defending Humana Challenge champion Patrick Reed is also slated to return to defend his title. Along with Murrieta’s Rickie Fowler, Johnson, Webb Simpson and Bradley, Reed represented the United States at the 2014 Ryder Cup after playing in the 2014 Humana Challenge. Reed was the winningest U.S. Ryder Cup golfer, sporting a 3-0-1 match play mark (31⁄2 points) in his debut.

Pro-Am positions, hospitality packages and volunteer opportunities for the Humana Challenge can be sought at www.HumanaChallenge.com or by contacting the tournament office at 760-346-8184.

Since 1960, Desert Classic Charities, the non-profit entity that organizes the Humana Challenge, has donated more than $56 million to a wide range of Coachella Valley charitable organizations and Eisenhower Medical Center.

About Humana
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people Humana serves across the country.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com.

About the Clinton Foundation
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.

Because of our work, 26,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; 36,000 farmers in Malawi have improved their incomes by more than 500 percent; 248 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced in cities worldwide; more than 5,000 people have been trained in marketable job skills in Colombia; 8.2 million people have access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications; $200 million in strategic investments have been made, impacting the health of 75 million people in the U.S.; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative have made nearly 3,100 Commitments to Action to improve more than 430 million lives around the world.

Learn more at https://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.

About_Desert_Classic_Charities
Since its inception, Desert Classic Charities, the charitable entity that organizes the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, has contributed more than $56 million to a wide range of Coachella Valley charitable organizations and Eisenhower Medical Center. The scope of giving is broad and includes support for structured and mentoring programs for children, social services, and food and safe shelter for the less fortunate. Desert Classic Charities is dedicated to continuing its mission to serve human needs in the Coachella Valley and beyond by generating funds and opportunities every year through the Humana Challenge.

About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.

The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2013, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $134 million for local and national charitable organizations and in early 2014 the TOUR’s all-time charitable contributions surpassed $2 billion.

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