January 18, 2019
With Hoag established as Title Sponsor, the stage is set for the inaugural Hoag Classic to officially welcome its two Presenting Partners, Konica Minolta and City National Bank.
“We are extremely excited to start a new chapter as the Hoag Classic and have the support of Konica Minolta and City National Bank as Presenting Partners,” said Jeff Purser, Executive Director of Hoag Charity Sports. “This tournament is a longstanding and highly anticipated event in Orange County and we look forward to continuing its charitable tradition, while also bringing a reinvigorated sense of purpose with our new partners and Hoag as Title Sponsor.”
Each Presenting Partner will have a dedicated event at the tournament to call their own. Konica Minolta will be involved with one of the most unique golf and entertainment experiences in the world. The Legends Pro-Am presented by Konica Minolta will take place on Wednesday, March 6 & Thursday, March 7 and pairs an amateur foursome with a different professional each day. This event provides an unparalleled experience that corporate sponsors and their guests will never forget.
“We’re honored to be associated with the Hoag Classic as a Presenting Partner for this year’s event,” said Rick Taylor, President and CEO of Konica Minolta. “The funds raised through this PGA TOUR Champions event will make a meaningful difference for a great number of people seeking quality healthcare, as provided by Hoag Hospital.”
City National Bank will host the first ever Corporate Day during the first round of the tournament on Friday, March 8. This will be the perfect day for local business professionals to get out of the office and engage clients at Orange County’s only PGA TOUR sanctioned event. All City National Bank clients will receive complimentary admission when presenting a bank-related resource (such as a debit or credit card, check, etc.) at the admissions gate. After play, all guests can stick around for a live music happy hour presented by John Wayne Airport and enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres.
“City National is extremely pleased to be partnering with Hoag Charity Sports to be the official bank and a presenting sponsor of the Hoag Classic. Watching great golf while supporting outstanding charities is an excellent combination and one that City National Bank is proud to be a part of,” said Samantha Davies, Senior Vice President, City National Bank.
In addition to the dedicated events, the inaugural Hoag Classic Presenting Partners also support the national television broadcast on the Golf Channel and other Hoag Classic programs. Their partnerships allow Hoag Charity Sports to continue to stage this premier event at Newport Beach Country Club with Hoag.