CNN International to Broadcast Turner Sports' Exclusive Presentation of "Capital One's The Match: Champions for Charity"

CNN Interntaional

2020/5/22 13:45



HONG KONG, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/--


-Tiger Woods & Phil Mickelson Joined by Peyton Manning & Tom Brady in

Blockbuster Live Golf Event Held Monday, May 25, at 3 a.m. HKT


-Editor's Note: Turner Sports' Ernie Johnson interviewed Tiger Woods, Phil

Mickelson, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in anticipation for Capital One's The

Match: Champions for Charity. The full conversation can be viewed

here( and is

available to be downloaded

here( (credit:

Turner Sports).


-$10 Million Charitable Donation Made to COVID-19 Relief; Additional

Fundraising to Include On-Course Challenges & Partnership with ALL IN Challenge


-Showdown of Legendary Woods/Manning & Mickelson/Brady Pairings Simulcast

Across TNT, TBS, truTV, HLN & CNN International


-Capital One's The Match: Champions for Charity to be Hosted at Prestigious

Medalist Golf Club in Florida


Turner Sports will present Capital One's The Match: Champions for Charity, a

blockbuster live golf competition headlined by golf icons Tiger Woods and Phil

Mickelson returning for a rematch, this time joined by Tom Brady and Peyton

Manning, two of the NFL's greatest players of all time. The premier sports

event -- simulcast exclusively on TNT, TBS, truTV, and HLN -- will be held

Monday, May 25, at 3 a.m. HKT, with pre-match coverage available in the

Bleacher Report app. It will also broadcast around the world on CNN

International, reaching an additional 400 million households and hotel rooms in

more than 200 countries and territories. Associated with the live telecast,

WarnerMedia and the golfers will collectively make a charitable donation of $10

million to benefit COVID-19 relief. As part of the fundraising efforts, the

competition will also include a partnership with the ALL IN Challenge, along

with additional on-course competitive challenges for charity.


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Capital Ones The Match Champions for Charity


Fundraising associated with Capital One's The Match: Champions for Charity will

support national and local beneficiaries, aiming to help make an impact on many

of the communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations will be made to

organizations working across multiple areas  of  need  including Direct Relief,

which equips health workers on the front lines with life-changing medical

supplies; the American Red Cross, which has adapted its everyday emergency

relief efforts to work within this new environment, including providing virtual

support and collecting convalescent plasma for COVID-19 treatment; Save Small

Business, a grant-making initiative to help small business employers who are

struggling due to the pandemic; and the ALL IN Challenge, an initiative that

aims to eliminate food insecurity by providing food to those in need.


In partnership with the ALL IN Challenge, all four participants will have

donated custom experiences that will raise millions towards the cause, with

viewers having the ability to enter into a live raffle for ones featuring Woods

and Mickelson during the telecast as well.


"The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unimaginable tragedy and heartbreak," said

Jeff Zucker, Chairman, WarnerMedia News and Sports. "We're hopeful this event

and platform will help raise meaningful funding for COVID-19 relief, while also

providing a source of brief distraction and entertainment for all sports fans."


Capital One's The Match: Champions for Charity, a sanctioned PGA TOUR event,

will be held at the prestigious Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla. Opened

in 1995, the renowned course acts as the home course to many PGA Tour players

including Tiger Woods. In preparation for the event, tournament organizers are

working with state and local government and public health officials on

competition and production logistics to ensure the event follows safety and

health protocols.


The competition will feature Woods and Manning vs. Mickelson and Brady, facing

off in Team Match Play with a Four-Ball (Best Ball) format on the front nine

and a Modified Alternate Shot format on the back nine, where each participant

will tee off and then the team will play alternate shot from the selected

drive. The unique combination of formats is aimed to provide an entertaining

mix of strategy, team collaboration and consequence to nearly every shot. As

part of the competitive play, there will also be  a set of on-course challenges

to raise additional charitable funds.


Live coverage airing on TNT, TBS, truTV, HLN and CNN International will feature

unprecedented access with all players having open mics throughout the entire

competition, including the capability to communicate directly with other

golfers and the broadcast commentators. Commentators for the event will include

host Brian Anderson, analysts Trevor Immelman and Charles Barkley, with

on-course reporters Amanda Balionis and Justin Thomas. In addition to live

televised coverage, social and digital content prior to the event will be

available through Bleacher Report and House of Highlights.


The media agreement with WarnerMedia and Turner Sports was completed in

partnership between Excel Sports Management and Lagardère Sports. Excel and

Lagardère Sports are also the tournament organizers.


Turner Sports is proud to be working with a number of marketing partners to

host Capital One's The Match: Champions for Charity, in service of maximizing

COVID-19 relief. Capital One is returning as title sponsor and will collaborate

closely with Turner Sports on a number of social, digital and broadcast

integrations leading up to and during the live event.


"At Capital One, we're committed to supporting our customers, communities and

partners through this difficult time, and that is why we are proud to be the

returning title sponsor of Capital One's The Match: Champions for Charity. This

wonderful event will bring four of the world's best athletes together for a

tremendous cause," said Marc Mentry, Chief Brand Officer, Capital One. "Capital

One knows our customers are passionate about sports, which is why we are

excited to support this event and to help bring awareness to these amazing



Presenting partners include Audi of America, Michelob ULTRA and Progressive

Insurance. Content integration partners include Cisco and DraftKings, with

AT&T, HBO Max, Callaway, Wheels Up and E- Z-GO serving as associate sponsors.


Woods and Mickelson previously faced off in Capital One's The Match in November

2018 at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. Tied following 18 holes,

Mickelson won on the fourth playoff hole.


About Turner Sports


Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery

of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports'

television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I

Men's Basketball Championship, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa

League, ELEAGUE and professional golf. The division also manages some of the

most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including  

Bleacher  Report  and  its  top-rated app, and

the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, as well as

an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner

Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings

including NBA TV,, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App

and Turner Sports launched B/R Live

in 2018 as a premium live streaming sports platform, serving as the central hub

for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The streaming

service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere,

anytime and on the screen of their choice.


About CNN International


CNN's portfolio of news and information services is available in seven

different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms, reaching

more than 480 million households and hotel rooms around the globe. CNN

International is the number one international TV news channel according to all

major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific

region, and Latin America and has a US presence that includes CNNgo. CNN

Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN

is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in

expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital

properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised

through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviours. CNN has won

multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. Around 1,000

hours of long-form series, documentaries and specials are produced every year

by CNNI's non-news programming division. CNN has 36 editorial offices and more

than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is a

WarnerMedia company.


SOURCE: CNN Interntaional


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