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Albertsons Boise Open Presented by Chevron Sets Tour Charity Record, Adds Six Nights of Concerts After Golf
BOISE, IDAHO – The 32nd Annual Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron concluded on Sunday evening wrapping up a record-breaking week at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, ID. The event not only announced a Korn Ferry Tour record charity donation from the event’s net proceeds of 2.9 Million Dollars, but also hosted six nights of concerts and sold out of tickets for three of the four tournament days.
The event kicked off on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with the sold-out Hershey Company Pro-Am and Am-Am. Sponsors enjoyed golf each day followed by dinner and concerts in the evenings from rock and roll legends Bon Jovi and Joan Jett as well as popular singer/songwriter and freestyle artist Kelley James.
After the First Round of the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron on Thursday night, reigning CMA and ACM “Group of the Year,” Old Dominion performed for the crowd that filled the 18th fairway at Hillcrest Country Club. Filling in for REO Speedwagon on Friday night, Sammy Hagar and his Supergroup The Circle performed with a special guest appearance from 80s power pop star Rick Springfield. On Saturday, Sammy Hagar and The Circle took the stage again, performing their career-spanning hits from Montrose, Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas and Led Zeppelin.
Admission for the public concerts was included with the purchase of $25 daily tickets and 100% of all ticket sales support local Boise charities.
The “Golf by Day, Music by Night” one ticket model was wildly successful as tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday were sold out for the first time in 32 years.
“Thanks to the amazing support of Albertsons, Chevron, all of our supporting sponsors, the great fans of Boise and our 800 hard-working volunteers, we are thrilled to announce this record contribution to deserving charities,” said Jeff Sanders, CEO of Jeff Sanders Entertainment, the event’s management company. “The fans and sponsors loved our ‘Golf by Day, Music by Night’ entertainment golf festival model and the ticket sales and charity results were the big winners.”
In addition to the golf and concerts, all tickets included admission to two on-course hospitality venues - the Albertsons Fan Pavilion on the 16th green featuring Michelob Ultra Beers for Birdies and Albertsons Signature Café and the Coors Light Fan Deck behind the 18th green.
Sunday’s Final Round also featured Junior Day sponsored by Pacific Office Automation for only $10. All kids in attendance on Sunday received a free hat, lunch, golf lessons from a PGA professional and could play golf games set up by The First Tee.
Including the 2.9 Million Dollars raised in 2021, the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron has now raised almost 30 Million Dollars over the last 32 years.
The tournament was conducted within local health guidelines and PGA TOUR COVID-19 testing policies and wearing a mask is encouraged.
For more information about the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Chevron, please visit www.albertsonsboiseopen.com
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FOR RELEASE: March 19 , 2021
PORTLAND, OREGON - Jeff Sanders announced today the launch of Jeff Sanders Entertainment Inc., a golf and entertainment focused event management company based in Portland, Oregon.
“It was a great run over the past seven years,” said Sanders. “We created a golf festival model that focused on delicious food and wine, amazing music and PGA TOUR golf that substantially grew our event attendance, greatly enhanced our fan and sponsor experience and helped raise millions for charities in need.”
Sanders started his first event company, Jeff Sanders Promotions, in 1989, after playing on the PGA TOUR for 6 years. Known as “JSP” the company managed amateur and professional golf events, including the original Ben Hogan Boise Open presented by Albertsons, the historic 1996 US Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods and the 1997 US Women’s Open. With a passion for promoting golf events, the company grew its golf event portfolio before it was sold in 2013. After selling his company, Sanders stayed on as the leader of the Golf Events Division for seven years.
Over the past 32 years, Sanders has sold, promoted and produced hundreds of events. Most notably, in recent years Sanders served as Executive Director of four events under the PGA TOUR umbrella: the Safeway Open, The American Express, the Albertsons Boise Open and the WinCo Foods Portland Open. All four tournaments became known for the golf festival entertainment model created by Sanders.
The live music on site at the tournaments have included both private music experiences for Pro-Am and VIP guests as well as sold-out shows for fans after golf. The concerts at the golf events have included performances by Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffett, John Legend, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Jake Owen, Sammy Hagar, Rob Thomas, Weezer, Huey Lewis, Goo Goo Dolls, Bad Company and many more.
“My passion for promoting and producing live events, especially when it comes to combining golf and music is as high as ever. The JSE team is ready to go,” said Sanders.
Jeff Sanders Entertainment, Inc. will implement its golf festival model and manage the 32nd Albertsons Boise Open this August 16-22, in Boise, Idaho, an event that Sanders launched in 1989 and has continued to direct all 32 years.