SOURCE: Victory Ranch Club

Victory Ranch Club

August 17, 2010 13:00 ET

Victory Ranch to Host 2nd Annual Mark Eaton Celebrity Golf Classic on Aug. 27

Charity Golf Event to Benefit Habitat for Humanity and Shaktikrupa Charitable Trust

PARK CITY, UT--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) -  How will NBA All-Star Mark Eaton follow up on a charity golf tournament that featured a $1 million dollar hole-in-one by 35 year old Jason Hargarett? Up the ante to $2 million and host it at the world-class Victory Ranch Golf Club, the exclusive 5600-acre golf, fishing and equestrian club community on the upper Provo River! Tee it up Friday, Aug. 27, on Victory Ranch's exclusive Rees Jones-designed golf course, and prepare for another great golf moment at the Second Annual Mark Eaton Celebrity Golf Classic, benefitting the Summit and Wasatch counties chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Shaktikrupa Charitable Trust.

"We were interested in the opportunity to host a golf tournament with Habitat for Humanity to help raise money for both their Summit and Wasatch chapters," said Mark Hooley with Victory Ranch Club. "When the opportunity to team up with the Mark Eaton Foundation presented itself, we knew it was a perfect fit. We are dedicated to giving back to the community and felt like this year was especially important given the economy."

Eaton and Brian Hymel of have teamed up once again and are pulling out all the stops in their ongoing commitment to host the best charity golf tournament in Utah. This year's event also features world-class cuisine courtesy of Nicholas & Co. of Salt Lake City and a post-tournament dinner and concert by up-and-coming country singer Adrian Brannan to round out the perfect day.

Many celebrities are slated to participate in this year's event. Cost is $2,000 per foursome ($500 per golfer) and includes all activities. The 11 a.m. shotgun start will be a scramble, best ball, two putt tournament. The event is limited to 100 golfers (25 foursomes). 

But the day's highlight is sure to be the Hole-in-One contest, a $2 million dollar shoot-out which will be held on hole No. 17. Last year, 35-year-old restaurant manager Jason Hargett from Springville, Utah, a guest of the Forever Young Foundation, hit a 9-iron to make the 150-yard shot for the $1 million dollar prize. While everyone is invited to watch this year's contest, only 12 people will get the chance try their hand at the 165-yard par 3 shot. Eight players will qualify with a closest to the pin on a hole determined the day of the event, and another four will be chosen via drawing. GROCO, an accounting firm out of the San Francisco Bay area, will choose four lucky players at random who watch the online promotional video at and sign up to qualify to participate. The four players who are drawn to participate will get to play in the tournament, stay at the world renowned Waldorf Astoria Park City and automatically get to participate in the $2 million dollar shoot-out. 

Sponsorship packages are still available.

To register or for more information about event, please visit the web at For more info about this year's charities, please call 801.364.7033 or email

Schedule of Events

  • 9-10 a.m.: Breakfast at Victory Ranch Freestone Lodge
  • 9-11 a.m.: Practice range open
  • 11 a.m.: Shotgun start
  • Après golf: Appetizers and cocktails at Victory Ranch golf shop
  • 4:30 p.m.: Hole-in-One contest
  • 5:15 p.m.: Dinner at Victory Ranch River Lodge

For more information on the Mark Eaton Gold Classic or Victory Ranch Club, contact Christa Graff, Graff Public Relations, LLC at or visit their web site at

More about Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a non-profit affordable housing developer. Since 1975, Habitat has built 300,000 homes, benefiting more than 1.5 million people around the world. Currently at work in 100 countries, HFHI builds on average one house every 21 minutes. In 2009, HFHI was ranked No. 8 among home builders in the United States. Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties is an independently organized local affiliate of HFHI. Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, Habitat has completed 10 homes for working families that might not otherwise have had access to permanent, affordable housing. Habitat plans to complete an additional two homes in early 2011.

More about Shakti Krupa Charitable Trust
Shakti Krupa Charitable Trust provides health, education and social services to the needy and lower income communities of India. Established in 1983 by Shri Chhotubhai A. Patel, the Trust was originally created as a funding agency for health and education. After about 10 years, the Trust grew to undertake rural development activities that uplift these communities socially, educationally and culturally by providing facilities that are available to the people of urban areas.

More about Victory Ranch Club
Victory Ranch Club sits on 5,600 acres -- nearly 3,000 of which have been permanently protected from development -- stretching from lush valleys to high desert plateaus that offer 20-mile vistas of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains, and stunning views of more than five miles of the Provo River running through the ranch. VRC offers a wide variety of family activities throughout the year. When the snow falls, snowshoes, cross-country skis and horse-drawn sleighs will help make the most of the pristine winter wilderness. When it's warmer, play golf, mountain bike the back trails, amble through the upland on horseback and tempt trout with your best fly-fishing technique. Or just relax on a breezy porch with a good book and a tall drink.

Victory Ranch Club is located approximately 45 miles east of Salt Lake City and less than 15 miles east of Park City on the outskirts of Woodland, Utah. For more information including homesites and memberships, please visit the web at