Michael Israel Teams with Morgan Pressel to Raise $540,000 to Fight Breast Cancer

Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:50pm EST

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BOCA RATON, Florida, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 6th Annual Morgan & Friends Fight
Cancer Golf Tournament hosted by St. Andrews Country Club [http://www.standrewscc.com/]
January 6 and 7 raised a record $540,000 to advance the fight against breast cancer. To
date, funds raised entirely through the generosity of St. Andrews Country Club members
and various sponsors of the Morgan Pressel Foundation
[http://morganpresselfoundation.com/] totals $2,740,000.

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Morgan Pressel [http://www.lpga.com/golf/players/p/morgan-pressel.aspx] partnered with
Michael Israel [http://michaelisrael.com/2012/], internationally renowned performance
artist, LPGA Tour stars Paula Creamer
[http://www.lpga.com/golf/players/c/paula-creamer.aspx], Brittany Lincicome
[http://www.lpga.com/golf/players/l/brittany-lincicome.aspx], Lexi Thompson
[http://www.lpga.com/golf/players/t/lexi-thompson.aspx] and St. Andrews Country Club
members to raise funds to support the Morgan Pressel Foundation
[http://www.morganandfriends.us/]. The foundation supports Boca Raton Regional Hospital
[http://brrh.com/Home.aspx], Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan
[http://www.brrh.com/MammoVan.aspx], Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
[http://www.sylvester.org/] and is launching a new project with the Boca Raton Regional
Hospital - the Morgan Pressel Center for Cancer Genetics. Each year the Morgan & Friends
Fight Cancer Golf Tournament enjoys significant growth from St. Andrews Country Club
member participation, sponsors and donations and this year was no exception.

Pressel said, "I am so appreciative of the support from my fellow St. Andrews members
who continually amaze me with their generosity towards the foundation and the fight
against breast cancer. I also can't thank the Morgan Pressel Foundation committee enough
for their commitment to creating an outstanding event year after year. The record funds
raised this year are due a large part to Paula, Brittany, Lexi and Michael and their
participation and generosity of their time, and I thank you all."

The event kicked off Sunday evening with an exclusive cocktail reception, dinner and
silent and live auctions including a spectacular performance by Michael Israel who
created five paintings for the auction. Monday winning bidders played holes with an LPGA
[http://www.lpga.com/default_new.aspx] star and enjoyed an incredible golf exhibition
put on by Morgan & her Friends, entertaining more than 150 club members with anecdotes
about their career, hitting shots and sharing tips with the members.

Craig D. Martin
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Chief Operating Officer and General Manager at St. Andrews Country Club summarized, "We
are proud of Morgan, her foundation and all of the St. Andrews Country Club members for
putting together another first-class golf tournament and fund raising effort. It is hard
to keep topping the previous year's event but Morgan and her team continue to expand
participation and funds raised. I am always impressed by the professionalism and
five-star logistics executed by the foundation and our professional staff."

About St. Andrews Country Club:

St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, a mandatory membership, resident-only Platinum
Club of America, internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences. The Club
features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold
Palmer Signature Design®. A state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center includes an indoor
hitting bay, private practice area, covered patio with complimentary beverage station,
V1 Digital Coaching System [http://v1golf.com/products/products.asp], FlightScope Launch
Monitor® [http://www.flightscope.com/?gclid=CMOLz-2zmaUCFU0J2godaUAAGw] technologies and
a Callaway Golf®
[http://www.callawaygolf.com/Global/en-US/CustomFitting/CallawayFittingSystem.html]
branded club fitting area. The Club also offers 15 clay tennis courts, including a
European red clay court, a spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot Clubhouse in
the center of it all. The Clubhouse provides unequalled culinary delights, a year-round
social calendar and offers spectacular views of the lakes, fountains, fairways and
manicured greens. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by
touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is
the home course to LPGA Touring Professional Morgan Pressel. For more information,
please visit www.standrewscc.com [http://www.standrewscc.com/] or follow us on Facebook
[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/St-Andrews-Country-Club/180119188677365] and Twitter
[http://twitter.com/#!/standrewsboca].

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