Nearly 150 golfers from the music and pro audio industry will gather Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Malibu Country Club to participate in the Seventh Annual Mix L.A. Open. The charity tournament, presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, benefits hearing conservation efforts of the House Ear Institute's Sound Partners program, as well as scholarships for students of the audio arts and sciences.
"The Mix L.A. Open has become one of the most popular events for recording professionals who love the game of golf," said tournament director Karen Dunn, pointing out that the cream of the Southern California studio community will be on hand. "They are also concerned about protecting their hearing and that of their audience, so this is a way to have a great time while helping to raise money for a good cause."
Besides competing for trophies in the "best ball" tournament, participants will have a shot at this year's hole-in-one contest prize of a pre-paid, two-year lease on a BMW 2002 Z3, provided by Steve Thomas BMW of Camarillo, Calif. Following the tournament, a silent auction will feature such items as audio gear and production software, sports memorabilia, wine/food baskets, audio industry mementos, and 16 hours of production time at The Studio at the Sunset Marquis' A Room, including one night's lodging at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. The tournament concludes with a "19th Hole" barbecue dinner and awards presentation.
Top pro audio companies, manufacturers and recording studios have once again rallied to support the benefiting charities by sponsoring one of the holes or contests (including longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin). At press time, sponsoring companies include: Audio-Technica, CE Pickup, Design FX, Disc Marketing, Emtec Multimedia, QSC, Quantegy, Record Plant, Rodnik Vodka, Royaltone Studios, Shure, Signet Sound, TC Electronic, The Village, Steve Thomas BMW and Warner Brothers Studios.
Remaining sponsorship slots can be checked online at www.tecawards.org.In addition to sponsorships, foursomes and individual tickets are still available. For more information, contact Karen Dunn at 925/939-6149 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.