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News Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Kick Off Your Heels

Seventh Annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Women's Day Luncheon

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, invites the women of Las Vegas to ditch their heels for a favorite pair of flats and enjoy the tournament’s seventh annual Women’s Day Kick Off Your Heels luncheon on Tuesday, October 31, at The Hill at TPC Summerlin.

During the event, guests will enjoy exceptional views of TPC Summerlin from The Hill – a luxurious 10,000-square-foot entertainment pavilion overlooking the 16th, 17th and 18th holes – and have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, with proceeds directly benefiting the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children nationwide. Attendees will also enjoy a special meal prepared by Andiron Steak and Sea.

Hosted by KLAS-TV (CBS) 8 News Now anchor, Denise Valdez, the Kick Off Your Heels luncheon will welcome Patricia Mulroy, former general manager of Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), as the keynote speaker. Mulroy served as general manager of the SNWA from 1993 until retiring in February 2014. As general manager of one of the most progressive water agencies in the country, Mulroy was very active in regional and national water issues and facilitated numerous agreements with her neighbors on the Colorado River, including international negotiations with Mexico.

Mulroy has been a resident of southern Nevada for more than three decades and currently chairs the University of Nevada, Las Vegas College of Sciences Advisory Board and serves as treasurer of the Water Research Foundation Board of Trustees. Additionally, Mulroy is on the board of the National Water Resources Association and is a member of the American Water Works Association.

Sponsors supporting this year’s luncheon include Desert Radiologists, Howard Hughes, Dillard’s and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Kick Off Your Heels planning committee is made up of local Las Vegas women, including Tanya Murray, Dulcinea Rongavilla, Jen Merchant, Priscilla Drozd and Terri Maruca

Tables for the Kick Off Your Heels luncheon are available for purchase by contacting Corinne Spitzer at Early reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

About the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

The 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open brings the FedExCup to Las Vegas as the PGA TOUR returns to the Las Vegas valley for the 35th consecutive year. Many of the top golfers in the world will participate in the competition and help support the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children® from Oct. 30 – Nov. 5 at TPC Summerlin.  For more information, visit

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About Shriners Hospitals for Children®

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.


The PGA TOUR is the leading global platform in professional golf, showcasing the highest expression of excellence, both on and off the course. 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 the communities in which it plays, grow and protect the game of golf and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China. Its members represent the world’s best players, hailing from 24 countries (86 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1.1 billion households in 227 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2016, tournaments across all Tours generated a record of more than $166 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.46 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, Fla.