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Datebook : Wintergreen : Ryan Zimmerman Hosts 2nd Annual Golf Tournament : 10-6-07

[ 0 ] September 25, 2007 |

Washington Nationals Star Ryan Zimmerman
Hosts 2nd Annual Golf Tournament At Wintergreen Resort
To Support Battle Against Multiple Sclerosis

WINTERGREEN, VA—Washington Nationals star third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is hosting his ziMS Foundation Golf Outing on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Wintergreen Resort, to promote awareness of Multiple Sclerosis, a disease his mother has battled since 1995.

“My family has given me the support to fulfill my dreams. I hope can make a real impact in the life of my family as well as many others afflicted by MS,” said Zimmerman, the former University of Virginia standout who leads the Nationals in home runs and RBI this season. Zimmerman currently serves as president of the ziMS Foundation, which he started to raise money and awareness for MS. His mother, Cheryl Zimmerman, is on the Board of Directors, as is his father, Keith Zimmerman.

The golf outing, co-hosted by ESPN 840 AM in Charlottesville, Va., features events on and off the course. Each player receives a gift bag from Callaway Golf and may participate in instructional sessions prior to play with the Wintergreen Golf Academy staff. A 9 a.m. shotgun starts the 18-hole tournament, which includes contests and prizes, with awards luncheon and silent auction following play at the Devils Knob Grill. Prizes include vacations to Wintergreen Resort and tickets to University of Virginia football games, as well as 2008 Washington Nationals games. Zimmerman will be on hand to welcome participants and support the event.

Registration is $75 per player or $299 per foursome. Entry forms are available online at www.thesportsaddictnetwork.com (840 AM Charlottesville link).

One of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier year-round golf destinations, Wintergreen Resort is located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, where golf is played 12 months a year — even during ski season — and soothing luxury is readily available at the Wintergarden Spa.

Devils Knob, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2006, is a co-design by the father-son team of Ellis and Dan Maples. The highest course in Virginia, Devils Knob is an exquisite mountaintop layout at 3,850 feet elevation known for cool summer temperatures and outstanding tee-to-green conditions.

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