This December, Hunter Mahan and other PGA Tour celebrities will serve as waiters for a charity event at Morton’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. The dinner benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. If you’re in the area …
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Celebrity Server Night Hosted by PGA TOUR Star Hunter Mahan
At Morton’s The Steakhouse in Beverly Hills
Benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association®
Beverly Hills, CA (October 14, 2011) – Morton’s The Steakhouse in Beverly Hills is pleased to announce plans for the Hunter Mahan & Friends: Morton’s Celebrity Server Night, an exclusive fundraising event taking place at Morton’s The Steakhouse on Monday, December 5, 2011, beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will be hosted by PGA TOUR star, Hunter Mahan, who along with other PGA TOUR players and their celebrity friends, will trade in their nine irons and putters for plates and aprons and serve a four-course lavish dinner to guests. The event will include a live and silent auction, all to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association®.
“I am thrilled and excited to be hosting such a unique event with Morton’s to benefit a charity close to my heart in the Alzheimer’s Association®,” says Mahan. “I have zero experience as a waiter so I know I have my work cut out for me, but I cannot wait to be a part of what I promise will be a memorable evening for everyone.”
“As a PGA TOUR fan, I am so privileged to have Morton’s host this event with Hunter Mahan and the Alzheimer’s Association®,” says Christopher Garrison, General Manager for Morton’s The Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. “This is an exciting opportunity for our guests to be served a wonderful dinner by Hunter and his friends benefiting a worthy cause.”
Hunter has been an Alzheimer’s Association Champion for several years. Having lost his grandmother to this devastating disease in 2007, he is aware of the impact Alzheimer’s has on individuals living with the disease and their caregivers. He regularly participates in activities that raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease and has donated a portion of his winnings to the Association to support critical care, support and research programs.
“Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only one with no known cause, treatment or cure. Fundraisers such as this are crucial to our mission of providing care and support and funding research,” says Susan Galeas, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter. “We applaud Hunter, his PGA friends and Morton’s for their commitment to our mission and for bringing such a fun event to our community.”
Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the world’s largest operator of company- owned upscale steakhouses. Morton’s steakhouses have remained true to its founders’ original vision of combining generous portions of high quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment. The Company owns and operates 77 Morton’s steakhouses located in 64 cities in 26 states, and in Puerto Rico and six international locations (Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai and Mexico City), as well as Trevi, a Las Vegas Italian restaurant. http://www.mortons.com
About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit http://www.alz.org
About the PGA Tour
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players. In 2011, the three Tours collectively have tournaments in 29 states and in 12 countries and territories outside of the United States. PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 500 million households in 224 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2010, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $120 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.6 billion. The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Murphy O’Brien Public Relations