Golf superstar will lend his expertise to the world’s largest owner and operator of membership clubs
DALLAS /PRNewswire/ — Invited and three-time major winner Jordan Spieth announced a strategic partnership in which Invited receives an investment from Spieth, and Spieth signs on as a strategic advisor and brand ambassador of the company.
Invited and the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation will also partner on a series of charitable and community efforts benefitting youth organizations, American veterans and military families. Additionally, Invited will host a series of fundraising events at Invited clubs across numerous states and create further member programming in order to raise funds for Spieth’s Foundation.
“I was introduced to the game and grew up playing at Invited’s first club – Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas. I’ve witnessed first-hand how Invited’ clubs unite people and build relationships that reach well beyond its fairways, greens, and courts,” said Spieth. “I’m excited to work with the team at Invited to help grow the company and leverage their unmatched platform to create an even greater impact in our communities. The partnership makes perfect sense as golf continues to expand in exciting ways, reaching new audiences while growing the impact on those who need a helping hand.”
“Since his incredible rise from Junior golf into the professional game, Jordan Spieth’s achievements as a player are astonishing. And while he has already accomplished more on the course than most will in a career, his focus on philanthropy and altruism will leave an even greater impact than any trophies he lifts,” said Invited CEO David Pillsbury. “Our clubs play an integral role in the lives of communities and our members where they play, celebrate, and build life-long friendships. We take great pride in our clubs and the ways in which they connect social, charitable, family and business elements of a community. We see an incredible opportunity to have Jordan’s investment and expertise join in the momentum our clubs have as pillars and hubs in the communities we call home.”
Invited, formerly ClubCorp, is a lifestyle hospitality brand founded in 1957 on the traditions and values of acceptance. With these founding principles in mind, the company announced a full rebrand in April of this year with the name and fundamental belief that everyone is “Invited”. The new name conveyed the appropriate hospitality emotion and appeal to match the lifestyle and hospitality service that the company and its members and guests have become accustomed to.
Invited extends its unique brand of hospitality across four lines of business:
Golf & Country Clubs – 161 owned and operated golf and country clubs provide extraordinary experiences, world-class amenities and a vibrant social life with something for everyone. Offerings at the clubs include 205 golf courses and more than 1,000 tennis and pickleball courts nationwide, along with elevated dining, social and competitive events, fitness centers, spas, pools with resort-style amenities, and premier event venues. Professional tournaments grace the courses each year, including the Invited Celebrity Classic at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas; AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas; Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio; and the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands Country Club in Houston, Texas.
City Clubs – 32 city and sports clubs bring together professionals from diverse backgrounds with the purpose of fostering true connections, building future leaders and creating outstanding experiences. Located in downtown centers and business districts, the clubs offer an array of amenities that include casual workspaces, dining venues, private boardrooms and event rooms, indoor golf lounges, fitness centers, and indoor racquet courts and pools.
Stadium Clubs – Seven stadium clubs, located inside prominent college football stadiums, offer a private club setting with premium hospitality. Alumni, faculty, fans and the community come together to celebrate the university and sports team, get together for business or meetings, and entertain. Members and guests can enjoy exceptional dining, a social calendar filled with game day fun and other events, private meeting and dining rooms, and casual workspaces.
BigShots Golf – Six locations around the country deliver a tech-driven entertainment and culinary experience welcoming every level of player, with state-of-the-art virtual games and courses, sports bars, outdoor patios, mini golf, private event spaces and climate-controlled tee boxes. Live play capabilities allow play with friends in other cities. Golf lounges at clubs around the country recreate the experience on a smaller scale.
About The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation
The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation is committed to our mission of using our platform to lend time, help grow awareness and grant financial support for four philanthropic pillars that mean a great deal to the Spieth family: individuals with special needs, junior golf, military families and veterans and pediatric cancer. Through annual community partnerships, we look for opportunities that directly impact our mission families and make strides toward change.
About Invited (formerly ClubCorp)
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based Invited has operated with the mission of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. The leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, city, and stadium clubs in North America, Invited is relentless in its pursuit of providing extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions, and memorable moments for its more than 400,000 members. The company’s mission is supported by 20,000 peak-season employees and a portfolio of 200 owned or operated golf and country clubs, city clubs, sports clubs, stadium clubs in 29 states, and seven BigShots Golf locations. Invited creates communities and a lifestyle through its championship golf courses, workspaces, handcrafted cuisine, resort-style pools, tennis and pickleball facilities, golf lounges, fitness centers, and pioneering programming.
Marquee Invited properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (Houston, Texas); and The Metropolitan Club (Chicago, Illinois).
Neil Lane is a Proud Participant in the Season Finale of ABC’s Reality Series “The Golden Bachelor”
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Neil is a proud participant in the finale episode of ABC’s “The Golden Bachelor.” The episode culminates in an emotional proposal from our first golden bachelor to Theresa Nist, set against the stunning scenery of tropical Costa Rica. This episode of “The Golden Bachelor,” aired THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, at 8/7c, on ABC and is available to stream on Hulu.
A retired restaurateur and doting father and grandfather, Gerry [GAIR-ee] Turner lives in his dream house on a beautiful lake in Indiana.
He’s often busy hosting barbecues, playing pickleball, cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams, four-wheeling and spending time with friends and family at restaurants and local haunts. Always a romantic, Turner married his high school sweetheart, Toni, in 1974. Together, they lived a full and happy life with their two daughters, Angie and Jenny, and later two granddaughters, Charlee and Payton. Sadly, after 43 years together, Toni suddenly fell ill and passed away in 2017. Six years after Toni’s passing and with the support of his family, Turner is ready to put himself out there and find a love that will stand the test of time in his golden years.
In the final episode of Gerry’s season, he got down on one knee and proposed to the last love of his life Theresa Nist, with a platinum ring centering a princess cut diamond accented by two baguette cut diamonds with a further 128 small round brilliant cut diamonds with a total of 3.15 carats all hand crafted in platinum. Designed and signed by Neil Lane.
ABOUT NEIL LANE
Neil Lane is the go-to jeweler for Hollywood brides-to-be. He has designed engagement rings for stars like Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Emily Blunt and Miley Cyrus, among others, and shares his unique aesthetic with his Neil Lane Bridal® collection at Kay® Jewelers.
An avid collector and designer of fine jewelry with an eye for style and elegance, Neil Lane has earned the respect and admiration of A-list stars. From the Oscars®, to private celebrity events and red-carpet engagements, Neil Lane’s iconic pieces have adorned some of the most beautiful and powerful women in Hollywood, including Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Brie Larson, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner, Sofia Vergara, Oprah and many others.
For more information on Neil Lane Couture visit www.neillanecouture.com.
ABOUT “THE GOLDEN BACHELOR”
After more than 20 years of fostering love on “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” “The Golden Bachelor” showcases a whole new kind of love story – one for the golden years. On this all-new unscripted series hosted by Jesse Palmer, one hopeless romantic is
given a second chance at love in the search for a partner with whom to share the sunset years of life. The women arriving at the mansion have a lifetime of experience, living through love, loss and laughter, hoping for a spark that ignites a future full of endless possibilities. In the end, will our Golden man turn the page to start a new chapter with the woman of his dreams? Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu.
“The Golden Bachelor” is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon. Claire Freeland, Jason Ehrlich, Bennett Graebner and Andrew Frank serve as executive producers.
For more information on “The Golden Bachelor,” visit dgepress.com.
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IT’S OFFICIAL: PICKLEBALL IS NOW A “BLIMPWORTHY” SPORT
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — For more than 65 years, the Goodyear Blimp’s presence at a sporting event has signaled the magnitude of the game as it’s known for only showing up to the greatest matchups.
On Sunday, Dec. 3, the Goodyear Blimp is scheduled to enter the airspace above the Life Time Rancho athletic resort in San Clemente, California, where the best Professional Pickleball Association (PPA Tour) players will compete in the CIBC PPA Tour Finals. This will mark the first time the Goodyear Blimp will provide aerial coverage for a professional Pickleball tournament and officially designate the sport and the PPA Tour as “Blimpworthy.”
To commemorate this moment for the sport, PPA Tour athletes Anna Leigh Waters, Catherine Parenteau and Jay Devilliers joined Goodyear Blimp pilots on Wednesday for a flight on the blimp to play the world’s smallest Pickleball match in the sky, as well as a pop-up Pickleball match at Goodyear’s airship base in Carson, California with the blimp looking on.
With an average growth rate of 158.6% over the last three years, Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America with more than 36.5 million players. The Carvana PPA Tour is the pro tour of Pickleball, where the sport’s top athletes go head-to-head to determine the best male and female players in the world.
“The Goodyear Blimp’s appearance at the CIBC PPA Tour Finals, the culmination of a thrilling season, is a symbol that Pickleball is officially entering the ranks of other professional sports – that we have arrived,” said Connor Pardoe, Founder and CEO of the PPA Tour. “We are thrilled to celebrate in this exciting moment for the sport as a whole and the PPA Tour this weekend with players and fans alike.”
Since 1955, the Goodyear Blimp has been providing stunning aerial views of stadiums across the country, revolutionizing the way fans experience sporting events. To date, the blimp has provided aerial coverage for more than 2,000 sports and entertainment events.
“We have a saying: if it’s a big event, the Goodyear Blimp is there,” said Chris Kostiuk, director, Goodyear Airship Operations.
“The Goodyear Blimp’s appearance at the final PPA tournament of the year is a fitting tribute to the sport’s growing popularity,” he added.
During the on-ground and in-air matches, both pilots and players donned a special line of Pickleball shoes designed by Skechers, the official shoe and sponsor of the PPA Tour. A natural complement to this collaboration, Skechers’ Pickleball shoes are designed with non-marking outsoles made with Goodyear Gold rubber technology. Built for increased durability and enhanced traction, the inclusion of Goodyear rubber allows the elite player to perform controlled slides on Pickleball court surfaces. In a nod to this unique collaboration among the three brands, Skechers is offering fans nationwide a chance to obtain a special offer announced during Sunday’s CIBC PPA Finals tournament broadcast.
Weather permitting, aerial coverage provided by the Goodyear Blimp for Sunday’s matches can be viewed on FS1 beginning at 3 p.m. PST. For more information on the blimp’s whereabouts, visit GoodyearBlimp.com.
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT) is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.
About Carvana PPA Tour:
Founded in 2019, the Carvana PPA Tour is where pickleball’s top athletes go head-to-head to determine the best male and female players in the world. The Carvana PPA Tour organizes and conducts tournaments at world-class facilities across the country, establishes player rankings, and awards over $5.5 million in annual prize money during the 2023 season with equal play and pay. Inviting amateur players to also compete and “play where the pros play,” the Carvana PPA Tour offers divisions for every age group and skill level. Characterized by a uniquely festive and fun atmosphere, Carvana PPA Tour events deliver unparalleled experiences for fans on-site, including pro player meet-and-greets, clinics, food, beverages, live entertainment, giveaways, games, shopping, and VIP upgrades. For more information, go to www.ppatour.com, and follow us on social: Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn.
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Active Adult Community Everleigh Deerfield Begins Pre-leasing
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. /PRNewswire/ — Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC (“Greystar”), a global leader in the investment, development, and management of real estate, including rental housing, logistics and life sciences, today announced that the latest Everleigh-branded active adult community Everleigh Deerfield, developed in partnership with SofMac, is now accepting pre-leases.
“Everleigh Deerfield is the type of active adult community that is in high demand, especially in a desirable area like Forsyth County,” John Roberson, Managing Director – Greystar Atlanta said. “Our Everleigh communities embrace a commitment to our residents’ wellness through programming that embraces health and fitness and social wellbeing with activities that touch on spiritual awareness, environmental stewardship, intellectual inquiry, emotional health and artistry.”
The community offers floorplans in studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts that range from 656 sq. ft. to 1,728 sq. ft. Apartment homes will feature granite counter tops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, wood plank-style flooring, full-size washer and dryer, designer lighting, tiled showers, plush carpeting in bedrooms and private balconies available in select units.
Everleigh Deerfield’s amenity offering is headlined by a pickleball court. Other amenities include a fitness center, dog park, creative arts studio, community garden, game room, outdoor grills and tech lounge.
The community is close to Avalon, a regional mixed-use development, that has more than 500,000 sq. ft. of upscale retail and restaurants. Halcyon Village, just two miles from Everleigh Deerfield, is another mixed-use development nearby that has breweries, restaurants, shops and coworking space. Nearby employers include Microsoft, T-Mobile, AT&T, GE, Northside Hospital and Kaiser Permanente.
Greystar launched the Everleigh by Greystar brand in 2017 with a focus on delivering a high-quality living experience for 55+ active adults, with sophisticated spaces and a unique environment that encourages continued growth, connection and vitality.
Everleigh Deerfield is scheduled to open in Summer 2024. For more information, please visit liveeverleigh.com/communities/Deerfield.
Greystar is a leading, fully integrated global real estate company offering expertise in property management, investment management, development, and construction services in institutional-quality rental housing, logistics, and life sciences sectors. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Greystar manages and operates more than $275 billion of real estate in 238 markets globally with offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Greystar is the largest operator of apartments in the United States, manages more than 803,000 units/beds globally, and has a robust institutional investment management platform comprised of more than $74 billion of assets under management, including nearly $32 billion of development assets. Greystar was founded by Bob Faith in 1993 to become a provider of world-class service in the rental residential real estate business. To learn more, visit www.greystar.com.
SofMac Partners is an investment manager and developer mandated by private investors and select institutional investors to gain exposure to targeted rental housing sectors in growth markets in the U.S. In partnership with Greystar, SofMac has eight projects in different stages of development representing over US$300m in AUM.
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