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Friday, May 22 2020 - 13:48
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CNN International to Broadcast Turner Sports' Exclusive Presentation of "Capital One's The Match: Champions for Charity"
HONG KONG, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

-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(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONOTl3nbXOE&feature=youtu.be) and is 
available to be downloaded 
here(https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dc0fwxt9zpuwkn3/AAAqSodb6KMRpg0Ea6TcBgU7a?dl=0&p
review=Capital+One%E2%80%99s+The+Match%3A+Champions+for+Charity.mxf) (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.

Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20200522/2811467-1 
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 
charities."

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, NCAA.com(https://www.ncaa.com/) 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.com(https://www.nba.com/), NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App 
and NBAGLEAGUE.com(https://gleague.nba.com/). 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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