Inaugural USA event at Liberty National Golf Club on June 30 – July 1
Tickets available for purchase HERE
Icons Series, a new concept in sport and entertainment, today announced that Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, will serve as the Official Health Care Provider of the Icons Series USA 2022 Golf Tournament.
During the event, which will be hosted at Liberty National Golf Club from June 30 to July 1, Hackensack Meridian Health will provide a dedicated medical team to attend to all participating global sporting icons’ healthcare needs, along with EMT services for all attendees.
The partnership will also see the introduction of a philanthropic initiative that involves “round-up” opportunities at all points of sale during the event, with all proceeds donated to Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative to raise money for pediatric cancer research and patient care programs.
“The Icons Series is pleased to announce our partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health ahead of our inaugural US event at Liberty National Golf Club,” said Icons Series CEO, Thomas Brookes. “We are proud to collaborate with one of the nation’s and New Jersey’s premier healthcare organizations to ensure the health and safety of our Icons and guests.”
“We are proud to partner with the Icons Series at this inaugural event, which is also an excellent opportunity to support Tackle Kids Cancer,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Building strong community connections and investing in groundbreaking research and patient care helps us live our mission to transform healthcare.’’
The competition will bring together the world’s most iconic athletes across multiple sports and features a 10-hole team match-play tournament format with global sporting stars involved like never before.
Tickets are available here and start at $25.
The Team USA roster is led by World Golf Hall of Famer and captain Fred Couples, and features the most decorated Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps, Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion Michael Strahan, two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger, Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, two-time NBA champion J.R. Smith, Major League Baseball Hall of Famers John Smoltz and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, 2022 Super Bowl champion Andrew Whitworth, and the Chicago Bears’ all-time franchise leading scorer, Robbie Gould.
The Team Rest of the World lineup is led by four-time Major champion and captain Ernie Els, former World No. 1, three-time Grand Slam winner Ash Barty, boxing’s pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez, two-time Champions League title winner and legendary Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, England National Team Captain and three-time Golden Boot winner, Harry Kane, Cricketer of the Decade 2000, Ricky Ponting, World Rugby Hall of Famer, George Gregan, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, AB de Villiers, Indian international cricketer Yuvraj Singh, three-time Premier League Winner, James Milner and one of the greatest batsmen of all time, international cricketer Brian Lara.
Team USA and Team World will announce additional Icons to the event lineup with 12 total icons per team participating.
About Icons Series
Icons Series is a world-first, innovative new concept in sport and entertainment which brings bonafide global icons together for an ultra-competitive team match-play tournament. The events feature Team USA against Team Rest of World, with two professional captains and rosters composed of the biggest names in sport battling it out in a new frontier in entertainment. Founded by visionary global sports executive Thomas Brookes, Icons Series launches at Liberty National Golf Club in 2022 with additional worldwide events to follow.
About Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. The network has 17 hospitals and more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 36,000 team members, and over 7,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine opened in 2018, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its third class of students in 2020 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.
Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.
For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org