Rancho Mirage, CA – January 28, 2016 – PGA of America CEO, Peter Bevacqua, will receive the Special Achievement Award in Business at the black-tie gala held in conjunction with the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational.
Bevacqua guides the business decisions of one of the world’s largest sports organizations, with 28,000 PGA professionals. Also, under his leadership, the PGA charitable foundation continues to reach out and help countless young people and veterans throughout the nation.
The Frank Sinatra Celebrity-Amateur golf tournament will honor “100 years of Sinatra,” and the life of one of the most celebrated singers of this century during the tournament scheduled for February 18-20. 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.
Saturday the 20th is the Black Tie Gala Reception where Peter Bevacqua 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 breaking the cycle of abuse.
Multiple levels of event participation are available including Golf Packages, Platinum Circle Contestant Package, and various Party Packages as well as individual event tickets. Detailed information and tickets available at www.franksinatragolf.org or by calling 760-674-8447.