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Darius Rucker & Charles Kelley Headline Pro-Am Field
Family Activities, Concert and Fitness Add to the Excitement for Next Week’s Event

NAPLES, FL. (November 27, 2018) – The list of celebrities participating in the QBE Shootout Pro-Am competition has grown this year and includes country music stars Darius Rucker and Charles Kelley as well as sports announcer Chris Berman and Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier.

These four, along with an incredible lineup of professionals including Tournament Host Greg Norman, will join other amateurs and compete in the two-day competition Wednesday and Thursday as the opening act for next week’s QBE Shootout at Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.

Rucker, a three-time Grammy Award winner from Charleston, SC, has been a long-time supporter of golf organizing and participating in numerous annual fundraising events throughout his career. Kelley, a founding member of Grammy Award-winning Lady Antebellum, is a native of Augusta, GA and avid golfer. Both will be playing in the Pro-Am for the first time, while Berman and Baier have been supporters of the QBE Shootout for numerous years.

New for this year, the Golisano Children’s Hospital Family Fun Zone will offer interactive activities including an obstacle course, basketball challenge, long putt, face painting and balloon artist. The Family Fun Zone is free for all attendees and open Wednesday – Sunday.

Other special events throughout the week include:

Live music following play on Friday when the popular Ben Allen Band takes the stage on the clubhouse lawn. The fun filled evening will include food trucks, Naples Beach Brewery Beer and more.

On Saturday morning, the 10th annual QBE Shootout 5K presented by Greg Norman Estates will take place starting at 7:00am. The 5K will be followed by Yoga on the 18th Fairway from 8:00-8:45 a.m. featuring Lauren Fox of Donation Yoga.

The Family Golf Clinic, presented by Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau is scheduled for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on the Tiburón driving range. Greg Norman will host the clinic with Lexi Thompson and other professionals.

Tickets are currently on sale for the 30th anniversary of the QBE Shootout. Prices start at $30 for grounds tickets. Popular hospitality venues, the Naples Beach Brew House and Greg Norman Estates Shark Club are available for $90 and $300, respectively.

For the latest QBE Shootout news and information, visit the official tournament website at www.qbeshootout.com, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/qbeshootout and follow us on Instagram @QBEshootout.

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QBE North America is an integrated specialist insurer, which is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2017 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2017 results can be found at www.qbe.com/us.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 31 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at www.qbe.com/us, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.

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The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China. Its members represent the world’s best players, hailing from 24 countries (86 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1.1 billion households in 227 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2016, tournaments across all Tours generated a record of more than $166 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.46 billion.

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