Rancho Mirage, CA – January 26, 2016 – Marnell Companies Founder, CEO and Chairman, Anthony A. Marnell II, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Business on February 20 at the black-tie gala held in conjunction with the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational.
Marnell’s firm is acclaimed internationally for its design and construction of the world’s most recognizable resorts, hotels, and gaming properties. Over the past 35 years, he completed 11 billion in construction or renovation of over 90,000 guest rooms. During that time, his family foundation also reached out to the community by providing financial support to education and community development, as well as child and animal welfare.
According to Mr. Marnell, “I am truly honored to be this year’s Business honoree and could not be prouder to be a part of such a worthwhile cause the Sinatra Family champions so tirelessly.”
The February 18–20 celebrity – amateur golf tournament will honor “100 years of Sinatra,” and the life of one of the most celebrated singers of this century. The tournament will be held at Eagle Falls Golf Course at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Barbara Sinatra is the gracious hostess along with Joe Mantegna, current star of the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds. Barbara and Joe will be joined by celebrities such as: Tom Dreesen, Grant Fuhr, Beverly Johnson, William DeVane, Jim McMahon, Elke Sommer, Kevin Sorbo and many more to be announced at a later date.
Along with the celebrity-filled golf event there will be three nights of parties, entertainment, silent and live auction, luncheon and fashion show and so much more. “The Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational will be filled with additional excitement around 100 Years of Frank and an event like none other in our history,” said Mary Martin, Tournament Director.
Festivities kick-off Thursday, February 18 with a special reception planned for participants. Friday the 19th begins the first round of golf, a glamour-filled Luncheon & Fashion Show presented by Grayse, silent and live auction and dinner featuring entertainment by the popular vocal trio, The Marnell Company Founder, Anthony Marnell II, to be Honored at Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Gala with a Lifetime Achievement Award
Letterman. Saturday the 20th is the final round of golf, silent and live auction and the Black Tie Gala Reception and Dinner, where Anthony Marnell II will be honored. The evening will also include a special tribute to Frank Sinatra and entertainment by the 5th Dimension.
The tournament began as “Frank’s little party in the desert” and was founded by Barbara and Frank Sinatra in 1988 to raise funds for the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Over the years the tournament has remained very popular and has given over $9 million dollars to the center to provide counseling for victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse; and to focus on prevention, community education and eradicating the cycle of abuse.