2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic event to benefit St. Jude

Memphis, Tennessee, May 20, 2015

Ben Crane with St. Jude patient Ingram

FedEx St. Jude Classic event marks 58 years

Pro golfer Ben Crane, winner of the 2014 championship event, with St. Jude patient Ingram.

Each year, the FedEx St. Jude Classic provides St. Jude patients with a unique opportunity to interact with professional golfers and celebrities, while introducing professional golfers to the hospital’s lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Media are invited to attend any of the 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic events that will once again appeal to golf enthusiasts and supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Tuesday, June 9

St. Jude Women’s Club Patient Golf-A-Round
1:00 – 2 p.m.
St. Jude Campus – Danny Thomas ALSAC Pavilion

Visuals: Tournament players will visit St. Jude and participate in miniature golf with patients. This event is closed to the public – media should RSVP with contact above.

St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends
7:30 p.m.
The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Featuring John Rich and friends Lee Greenwood, Lorrie Morgan, T.G. Sheppard, John Conlee, Big & Rich bandmate Big Kenny, Frankie Ballard and comedians Williams and Ree.

Limited availability: Media must RSVP with contact below. 

Wednesday, June 10

PGA TOUR Wives Association Patient Art Party
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
ALSAC St. Jude 18th green Hospitality Suite, TPC Southwind

Visuals: Wives of participating players host an art party for patients of St. Jude. This event is closed to the public -- media should RSVP with contact above.

Purple Eagle FedEx Plane Naming
12:30 - 1 p.m.
Plane will be located between the driving range and main Clubhouse.

Visuals: FedEx will honor a special selected St. Jude patient who is also the child of a FedEx employee by naming a Cessna Caravan in the patient’s honor. St. Jude and FedEx executives will speak, and patient will participate in the unveiling.

Little Loopers Honorary Caddie Experience
Noon – 5 p.m.
11th Hole

Visuals: St. Jude patients will serve as “Little Looper caddies” for professional player on the 11th hole during Pro-Am play.

FedEx St. Jude Classic Car Build for the Kids
Noon - 5 p.m.
Main entrance, near C lot

Visuals: A Group of FedEx Pilots will build a Mark 4 Roadster replica 1965 Shelby Cobra. The car build will include a peer fundraising element, and help raise funds for St. Jude. The car build will be going on throughout the week. 

Sunday, June 14

Seersucker Sunday
2 – 5 p.m.
TCP Southwind

St. Jude patients serve as 18th green Pin Flag Caddies and later participate in the trophy presentation, adorned in seersucker attire to recognize the champions’ Brooks Brothers seersucker jacket. 

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Learn more about us.

Media Contact:
Jordan Crump
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Office: 901-578-6654 | Cell: 901-356-4948
jordan.crump@stjude.org