The list of athletes and celebrities playing in the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am on Wednesday, January 28th includes:
· Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians
· Country music star Dierks Bentley
· ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman
· Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter
· ABA and NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving
· Arizona Cardinals all-pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald
· Major League Baseball great Ken Griffey Jr.
· ESPN NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski
· 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Randy Johnson
· Former all-pro quarterback Jim McMahon
· Ohio State University Head Football Coach Urban Meyer
· Country music star Jake Owen
· Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson
· Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
· NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith
· Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow
The Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am, will tee off at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, January 28th on TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.
Tee times for the Annexus Pro-Am will be from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. Exact tee times for participating amateurs and celebrities will be announced the evening of Tuesday, January 27th on the tournament website – wmphoenixopen.com.
The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The Greatest and Greenest Show on Grass,” will be held at the TPC Scottsdale from January 26 to February 1, 2015. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR. The 2015 edition will mark the 80th playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the sixth as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. For more information on the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit www.wmphoenixopen.com.
From October 1-5, Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale will be the center of attraction for all fashionphiles with the arrival of dozens of burgeoning designers who will present their exclusive collections to style addicts, designers, buyers, media, industry tastemakers, bloggers and celebrities at Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW). The Las Vegas-style resort and casino will once again serve as the backdrop for three days of breathtaking established and emerging designer runway shows. This year’s event will include a Designer of the Year competition, Fashion Education Seminars, Model of the Year competition, glitzy after-parties, retail deal making and the event’s signature Style Villa shopping experience.
Since partnering with Talking Stick Resort in 2011, PHXFW has welcomed more than 10,000 key industry professionals and guests from around the nation and the globe to the City of Scottsdale. An expanded partnership between PHXFW and Talking Stick Resort allows the event the ability to showcase the hottest up-and-coming local, national and international designers. It will also activate an impressive roster of top-tier partners and sponsors including Zappos.com, Fiat, Pinnacle Aviation, Toni & Guy Hairdressing, UBER, and the UK’s top beauty brand No7 Cosmetics & Skincare.
Over the past several years PHXFW has seen tremendous growth that has earned national attention as a model for regional fashion weeks around the country. PHXFW’s unique brand-building program includes a 4-month boot camp-style preparation and training for participating designers and models – a process that has caught the attention of major industry players including TIME magazine. A feature in the publication earlier this year profiled the event and how it develops young designers and facilitates the jump from homegrown brand to household name for both up-and-coming fashion models and designers.
“Phoenix Fashion Week has become an annual marquee event for Talking Stick Resort,” said Peter Arceo, senior director of sales and marketing for Talking Stick Resort. “The excitement, energy and fashionable fan base that follows the event is a natural fit for our property and the Talking Stick Resort brand.”
Talking Stick Resort offers luxury accommodations in high style, fusing innovative design, exciting entertainment and Southwest sophistication making it an ideal host for the event.
“Talking Stick Resort is an ideal partner for PHXFW because of its capability to accommodate our exploding growth,” said PHXFW Director Brian Hill. “At Talking Stick Resort we have it all – stunning surroundings, key amenities and a platform that allows us to create our own signature runway look and feel that rivals fashion weeks in New York, Paris, and London,” he said. “Having our own flexible space, within the venue has been a key component to growing our program and has helped us to effectively show the fashion world how Phoenix has become a game-changing fashion city,” he said.
This year, PHXFW attendees can expect a high-energy, high style fashion experience with expanded front-row seating, high-tech lighting and heart-palpitating sound, exclusive VIP lounges, interactive brand experiences, premier music and entertainment and special celebrity guests.
Several additional PHXFW-sanctioned designer and sponsor events will take place off site including PHXFW’s signature charity event, Fashionably Pink. Fashionably Pink is a celebrity runway show showcasing pink-inspired outfits created by each of the PHXFW participating designers. The annual event raises breast cancer awareness and funds for breast cancer charities throughout Arizona. This year, the popular charity runway show and silent auction will take place at Domus, a new luxury condominium high-rise in the Arcadia neighborhood.