Christian Okoye Foundation To Host Celebrity Golf Tournament At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

February 12, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
“My Foundation will host a celebrity golf weekend at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas on April 22nd thro 24th 2005. Proceeds will to go to kid related activities,” states Christian Okoye, former All-Pro running back for the Kansas City Chiefs.

“The weekend includes 2 nights stay at the fabulous Caesars Palace, private VIP Reception, a round of golf at the very exclusive Cascata with a celebrity followed by dinner.”

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“Caesars is the best-known casino resort in the world and the flagship of the industry’s most powerful brand so we are very excited about working with them on this fundraiser. We could not have wished for a better partner.”

Caesars Palace recaptures the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome in an 85-acre destination resort that continues to set the standard for excitement and luxury.

Cascata, the exclusive desert golf club owned by Caesars Entertainment, Inc., has been named by Golf Magazine as one of the top 20 golf courses built in the United States since 1959. The magazine gave the course the top rank in Nevada.

“We have also received a tremendous response from all invited celebrities including Eric Dickerson, Marcus Allen and Marshall Faulk,” concludes Okoye.

About The Okoye Foundation

Education. Ideas. Sports. The primary mission of the Christian Okoye Foundation is to capture the passion children have for sports, and direct that energy to enhance their educational and personal goals. The Foundation draws at-risk and underprivileged youth by hosting free athletic clinics, where well-known professional athletes coach the kids. Once at the Foundation’s events, the kids are given unparalleled training in sports and, importantly, are encouraged to develop business and entrepreneurial skills by the Foundation’s corporate sponsors. The Foundation’s decision to use athletics as a vehicle for exposing the kids to the business world gave rise to the Foundation’s motto, “Education, Ideas and Sports.”

Through clinics and mentorship, the Foundation hopes to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in each child. In addition, the Foundation provides its kids with computer access, and plans to develop “Tech Centers” to ensure the kids are exposed to technology in a meaningful and substantial way. In the past few years, the Foundation provided several of its kids with their first “hands-on” exposure to computers. With the help of local businesses that set up booths during our events, the children are encouraged to explore their interests in any area of business or learning. The Foundation then works with the corporate sponsors to provide support to the kids throughout the year in their respective areas of interest.

About Caesars Palace

Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace is an architectural marvel among resorts known for their originality and beauty, with 2,400 elegant hotel guest rooms and suites, 19 diverse restaurants and cafes, 4.5-acre Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, world-class health spa and beauty salon, alluring shopping destinations, five late-night lounges, indoor and garden wedding facilities, 160,000 square feet of premium meeting and convention space and the 4,100-seat Colosseum theatre, which spotlights a roster of top-tier talent that includes Celine Dion and Elton John.

About Cascata

Cascata, the exclusive desert golf club owned by Caesars Entertainment, Inc., has been named by Golf Magazine as one of the top 20 golf courses built in the United States since 1959. The magazine gave the course the top rank in Nevada.

The "Top 45" list, compiled by noted golf writer Gary Galyean, ranked Cascata 19th in the nation. Galyean praised Cascata's "endless desert views" and declared that the luxury golf course "overshadows all others on the Nevada scene."

The stunning 400-acre golf facility is set in the foothills of the River Mountains range near Boulder City, just 30 minutes south of Las Vegas. Designed by legendary golf architect Rees Jones, the course is available exclusively to guests of Caesars Entertainment resorts.

Soaring 3,200 feet above Las Vegas' desert valley, the par-72 course is draped across mountain slopes, providing striking vistas at every turn. Cascata's lush fairways meander for 7,200 yards through the mountain terrain amid stark desert beauty. Pleasing distractions include multiple waterfalls, resident bighorn sheep and a magnificent Tuscan-themed clubhouse.

"It's very gratifying when a publication of the stature of Golf Magazine recognizes what we at Caesars have known all along - that Cascata is one of the very best golf courses in the United States, and absolutely the best in Nevada," said Brian Hawthorne, Cascata's director of golf. "We're honored to receive this very welcome recognition."

Only one other Nevada course was named to the list, in the 30th position.