March 06, 2014


St. James Inn Earns First Place in the Northern Trust Open's Tickets for Charity Bonus Pool
-- St. James Inn, a non-profit organization formed to provide no-cost lodging for those in-need in the UCLA Health System, sold more tickets for the Northern Trust's Open TICKETS Fore CHARITY than any other respective charity. --

    LOS ANGELES, CA, March 06, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- St. James Inn, a non-profit organization formed to provide no-cost lodging and other related services to hospital outpatients and/or family members who have loved ones undergoing critical medical treatment in the UCLA Health System, is pleased to announce that the association sold more tickets for the Northern Trust Open's TICKETS Fore CHARITY than any other respective charity.

According to St. James Inn President Dan Murphy, "I have to thank TiCKETS Fore CHARITY as well as each and every person who helped us sell a ticket to the Northern Trust Open. They helped us raise money for families who are not only faced with a medical crisis but have nowhere to stay during the crisis or during the recuperation period."

The St. James Inn sold close to $60,000 worth of tickets, which earned the non-profit a first place position in the Northern Trust Open's TICKETS Fore CHARITY program's Bonus Pool and an additional $10,000 in funds, courtesy of Northern Trust Corporation. This collaboration raised $45,000 of which all in total went directly to the St. James Inn.

"This opportunity was a remarkable way of raising funds. Selling tickets to such an exclusive event was a win-win situation," added Murphy.

Under the Northern Trust Open's TICKETS Fore CHARITY program, charitable organizations keep 80% of the net proceeds from the sale of each ticket they promote, with the remaining 20% donated to City of Hope, the official charity of the Northern Trust Open. City of Hope is leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Northern Trust provides a charity challenge Bonus Pool of up to $50,000, which is distributed at three "checkpoints" throughout the year. The charities that generate the most in tickets sales - with a minimum of $10,000 - through the first two designated checkpoints (November 15 and January 10) are awarded $10,000 each. The final $30,000 bonus is divided among all participating TICKETS For CHARITY organizations, based on the percentage of sales generated during the 2014 program. In order to be eligible for the final Bonus Pool, charities must generate at least $15,000 total during this year's program. The 2013, the Northern Trust Open generated $1.3 million to benefit City of Hope and other non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. More than $56 million has been generated for Los Angeles charities since the tournament's inception in 1926.

There were many outstanding charities selling tickets for their cause, they are as follows; The First Tee of Los Angeles, SCGA Youth on Course, Friends of Golf, SCPGA Foundation, City of Hope, Children's Bureau of Southern California, The Mulligan Project, Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research, The First Tee of Pasadena, Los Angeles Mission, Notre Dame Academy, Rotary Club of Pacific Palisades, Haven Hills, and Los Angeles County Educational Foundation.

About the Northern Trust Open
The 2014 Northern Trust Open was held February 12-16. The Northern Trust Open is one of the longest-running tournaments on the PGA TOUR. Debuting in 1926 at Los Angeles Country Club, the event had been staged at various courses throughout the Los Angeles area before permanently settling at The Riviera Country Club in 1973. City of Hope was named the official charity of the Northern Trust Open beginning with the 2013 event. In 2013, the Northern Trust Open generated $1.3 million to benefit City of Hope, the event's official charity partner, and other non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. The total generated for Los Angeles charities since the event's inception in 1926 is now more than $56 million.

Youths 18 and younger are admitted free of charge to the Northern Trust Open when accompanied by a ticketed adult. There is no limit to the number of youths 18 and younger who can attend with a ticketed adult. Also, as part of its support for the Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative, complimentary grounds admission tickets for active duty, Reserve, military retirees, non-retired veterans and dependents to the Northern Trust Open from Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week. Must show Department of Defense issued ID along with voucher at tournament. Tickets are complimentary but a $1 verification fee per military individual does apply. The direct link for this event is: https://birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/NorthernTrustOpen/

About Northern Trust:
Northern Trust is a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals. For more than 124 years, we have evolved with the changing needs of our clients and our world. As of December 31, 2013, Northern Trust Corporation had: $103 billion in banking assets; $5.6 trillion in assets under custody; and $884.5 billion in assets under management. For more information, visit http://www.northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

About Tickets-Fore-Charity:
Tickets-Fore-Charity (TFC) works with top performing artists, professional sports teams, theaters and corporations to offer fans access to premium seats, special offers and unique VIP experiences. The difference? Every ticket purchased through TFC directly supports some of the world's most respected nonprofits.

About St. James Inn:
The St. James Inn provides no-cost lodging and other related services to hospital outpatients and/or family members who have loved ones undergoing critical medical treatment in the UCLA Health System or other neighboring medical facilities. Families are qualified and referred for all St. James Inn programs through hospital social workers whose primary concern is recommending those who are most in need and keeping a family together in a time of crisis. It's a home-away-from-home environment, the Inn creates opportunities for outpatients and families to connect with others in similar situations for mutual comfort and understanding. The Inn gives respite from the stress of critical care and provides a haven for healing for all.

St. James Inn is supported by individuals, foundations, and corporations, all of whom share a primary concern for patients and families who find themselves in the most difficult of circumstances.

The next St. James Inn fundraising event is scheduled for Friday, March 14th at the Beverly Hilton where attendees will enjoy the St. Paddy's theme. For more information visit http://www.stjamesinn.org

To contribute to St. James Inn please visit our donations page. For more information, please email info@stjamesinn.org.

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