SAN ANTONIO, TX – March 16, 2015 – Baptist Emergency Hospital announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement to become an official sponsor of the Gatorade Fan Fest at the 2015 Valero Texas Open, to be held March 26-29 at TPC San Antonio.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with one of the premier sporting events in our community,” said Adolfo Carrasco, CEO, Baptist Emergency Hospital. “The Valero Texas Open shares our commitment to the city of San Antonio, and we think it’s a tremendous opportunity to help give back to local charities and engage with the golf fans who attend this tournament every year.”

Baptist Emergency Hospital will be an official sponsor of the Gatorade Fan Fest – the main gate entrance for all spectators who attend the Valero Texas Open. Spectators will be able to engage with the Baptist Emergency Hospital staff, who will be giving away several golf bags, a set of golf clubs and two iPad Minis. Fans can also purchase memorabilia, experience product samplings, enjoy interactive golf activities, and check in at the Charity Pavilion for a chance to win a 2015 Ford Mustang through Birdies for Charity.

“We are delighted to welcome Baptist Emergency Hospital to the Valero Texas Open’s incredible list of corporate partners and look forward to utilizing the tournament as a platform to enhance their business,” said Larson Segerdahl, Executive Director, Valero Texas Open. “We very much appreciate their support of this long-standing San Antonio tradition and its charitable mission.”

ABOUT BAPTIST EMERGENCY HOSPITAL
Baptist Emergency Hospital is an extension of Baptist Health System’s mission to meet the needs of the community by bringing hospital-level care to the backyards of San Antonio-area residents. Specializing in the delivery of compassionate care for emergency and inpatient medical needs, Baptist Emergency Hospital serves the Alamo City 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with dedicated, experienced physicians, nursing and clinical staff who deliver the care they would want for their own families.  To find out more about Baptist Emergency Hospital, please visitwww.baptistemergencyhospital.com.

ABOUT THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN
The Valero Texas Open is the 6th oldest professional tournament in golf world-wide, the 3rd oldest on the PGA TOUR and the longest held in the same city.  In 2012, the tournament celebrated its 90th anniversary. Its list of champions includes some of the greatest names in golf history: Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Nick Price, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, and 2014 Champion Steven Bowditch, to name a few.

Since Valero became title sponsor in 2002, the tournament has become the annual leader in charitable fundraising among PGA TOUR events. The Valero Texas Open together with the Benefit for Children is well on its way to reaching $100 million in contributions for local and regional charities. Through its history, the Texas Open has raised $95 million for charities – $90.5 million of that since 2002, when Valero became the tournament’s title sponsor.


CONTACT:
Gus Forward at 713-637-1135
gus.forward@emerus.com

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