Atlantis, Paradise Island, will play host to the 11th Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament (MD&F), May 25-27, 2012 at the 18-hole, par 72 championship Ocean Club Golf Course.
Co-hosting the tournament with Michael Douglas will be Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman, on behalf of PLAN!T NOW (P!N), the disaster preparedness non-profit which has granted over $100,000 in scholarships to students impacted by severe weather events. Proceeds from the televised golf tournament featuring four teams of celebrity golfers will equally benefit P!N and The Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), the leading Hollywood charity providing health, financial and social services to the entertainment community. Kenny Chesney, longtime PLAN!T NOW advocate, will contribute to the fundraising efforts with a LIVE Benefit concert on Saturday, May 26 at Atlantis. This special intimate performance will be before Chesney kicks off his summer tour in June 2012. Since its inception, MD&F has raised over ten million dollars for MPTF.
“I am pleased to have my good friend Morgan co-hosting this year’s golf tournament,” says Michael Douglas. “We are looking forward to bringing our friends and colleagues to Atlantis, a resort where my family and I have enjoyed many great times. I am grateful to Atlantis for their hospitality and support of an event that is very important to me. We look forward to raising significant funds for MPTF and P!N.”
The MD&F Tournament will unfold on the resort’s Tom Weiskopf designed 18-hole championship course – Ocean Club Golf Course – a picturesque 72-par layout featuring breathtaking views from signature holes and seaside greens and tees stretched over 7,100 yards of coastline.
“We are excited to host Michael Douglas & Friends to benefit MPTF and P!N this coming Memorial Day weekend,” says George Markantonis, President and Managing Director, Kerzner International Bahamas. “We expect a significant impact for the tournament’s first year at Atlantis by having the event co-hosted by Morgan Freeman as well as a special performance by country star Kenny Chesney. We know our amazing property and spectacular golf course will make a perfect home for this wonderful event.”