-- Mark Malone, Amani Toomer, Dan Schwartzman, Rodney Harrison, and Brian Webber Will Connect Listeners to the #1 Celebrity Sports Event --
NEW YORK, NY, July 15, 2015 – NBC Sports Radio will broadcast live from the 26th Annual American Century Championship, the premiere celebrity golf tournament. The event, owned and produced by NBC Sports and sponsored by American Century Investments, features some of sports’ and entertainment’s biggest celebrities and raises funds for local and national charities. The event features a record purse of $625,000. The tournament is a 54-hole modified Stableford format that features some of sports’ and entertainment’s greatest celebrities.
NBC Sports Radio will broadcast two of its weekday programs live Thursday, July 16 and Friday, July 17 from Edgewood and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Mark Malone, co-host of Under Center with McNabb & Malone (3-7 pm, ET/12 noon-3 pm PT) will broadcast live from the driving range on Thursday and Friday. Going Deep with Amani and Dan (10 pm-1 am, ET/7 pm-10 pm PT), hosted by former NY Giant wide receiver Amani Toomer and Dan Schwartzman, will engage listeners with reports and celebrity interviews from the Lounge at Harrah’s on Thursday and Friday. Weekend coverage will include Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison and Dan Schwartzman and more reporting from NBC Sports Radio’s Brian Webber, live from the driving range at 3 pm ET/12 noon PT.
“This amazing event gives NBC Sports Radio access to the biggest stars in sports, movies, music, and television,” said Jack Silver, NBC Sports Radio’s Program Director. “And we are excited to be able to connect our listeners and fans to these stars with live content from this classic tournament.”
Entertainment superstar Justin Timberlake makes his ACC debut among an impressive lineup of more than 80 celebrities who are scheduled to appear, including NBC Sports Radio host Rodney Harrison (Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison and Dan Schwartzman), 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inducteeJerome Bettis; Pro Football Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith, John Elway, Steve Young, and Jerry Rice; MLB Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and John Smoltz; A.J. Hawk; Alfonso Ribeiro; Bode Miller; Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney; Charles Barkley; Kevin Nealon, Mike Eruzione, Dan Jansen; Roger Clemens; and many more.
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About American Century Investments
Tournament title sponsor American Century Investments, is a leading, privately-controlled investment management firm serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individuals. Through its ownership structure, more than 40 percent of company profits support the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a basic biomedical research organization committed to improving understanding of fundamental biological processes and using this knowledge to guide the development of innovative approaches to treat, diagnose and prevent disease. Since 2000, more than $1 billion in dividends have been distributed to the Stowers Institute. The Stowers Institute is also the official charity of the 2015 American Century Championship.
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