MLMIA to host charity golf tournament

The Multi-Level Marketing International Association (MLMIA) is hosting the 17th annual Malibu Golf Classic Charity tournament benefiting Nourish America, a non-profit organization, on Aug. 14 at Malibu Country Club.
Here is the press release with more information:

The Multi-Level Marketing International Association (MLMIA), the world’s most respected multi-level marketing (MLM) professional organization, and authoritative voice, advocate, and information resource for companies and individuals operating in the global multi-billion dollar MLM industry, today announced it will host its 17th annual Malibu Golf Classic charity tournament, benefiting non-profit Nourish America, on Friday, August 14, 2009, at Malibu Country Club in Malibu, Calif.

The soon-to-be sold-out, star-studded event will primarily assist Nourish America, a nationwide non-profit organization that provides nutrient-rich foods and products to impoverished American children, families, pregnant moms, and seniors and others so they may live healthy, productive lives. Additional tournament proceeds will assist other MLMIA-sanctioned charitable causes.

The tournament is presented by corporate sponsors Biometics, Inc., an advanced nutritional supplements provider based in Camarillo, Calif.; REACTOR Watch, LP, an innovative manufacturer and seller of stainless steel sports watches; and “Fireball Tim” Lawrence, world-renowned designer of customized vehicles featured in major Hollywood studio films, cable and television series, and Web projects.

“The Malibu Golf Classic is always a strongly-attended and MLM industry-supported event that is fun and exciting for members, non-members, and special guests alike, and one which annually generates significant proceeds for Nourish America and other worthy causes,” said Ted Silverberg, president of the MLMIA, and president and chief executive officer of MLMIA member Biometics in Camarillo. Silverberg is a long-time resident of Malibu, and a senior executive with long-standing ties to Camarillo and other business communities within Ventura County. “This year’s tournament will certainly be no different. With its impressive slate of corporate and individual sponsors on board, and a projected full field of 144 players, appearance commitments from numerous celebrities and sports personalities, thousands of dollars in prizes and auction items, and a remarkable entertainment line-up, the 2009 Malibu Golf Classic is poised to be the most successful tournament ever staged in its illustrious 17-year history. This success is clearly a testament to the financial viability and sustainability of the MLM sector, even during recessionary periods, and the broad following which this tournament has attracted over the years.”

“The Malibu Golf Classic is another exceptional, well-orchestrated event in a growing series of prominent MLMIA industry showcases that seek to solicit consistent, robust involvement of greater numbers of members,” said Doris Wood, co-founder, chairman and president emeritus of the MLMIA, and a highly-regarded MLM industry pioneer and executive. “In addition, the tournament also serves as a critical component of the association’s ongoing strategic efforts to recruit new MLM companies, distributors, and suppliers into the MLMIA family, and as a solid communications vehicle for emphasizing the value and benefits of MLMIA participation.”

Tournament Schedule

The Malibu Golf Classic begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. PDT with attendee sign-in and registration, a pre-tournament putting contest, and access to locker room and practice facilities. The tournament begins at 12:00 p.m. PDT with a shotgun start. Play will conclude at 5:30 p.m. PDT, with the post-tournament festivities slated to commence at 6:00 p.m. PDT.

Tournament Format and Prizes

To maximize fun and participation for all players, the format of the Malibu Golf Classic is a four-person scramble, in which every member of a group tees off on a given hole, and then the team decides which of those four shots is best. The foursome members then play their seconds shots from within a club length of where the best tee ball has come to rest, and this procedure is repeated until the hole is completed.

In addition, all tournament participants are eligible to participate in multiple long-drive and closest-to-the-pin contests, one of each which will be staged on the front nine and the back nine at Malibu Country Club.

Top-performing individual golfers and teams will receive great prizes, including state-of-the-art Apple products, gift cards to major retailers, and vacations to exciting destinations such as Lake Tahoe, for qualifying long drives, closest-to-the-pin results, and gross and net team scores.

Post-Tournament Festivities and Awards Ceremony

Once off the course, tournament attendees will be treated to musical entertainment from local bands, a display of Hollywood movie cars designed by “Fireball Tim” Lawrence, a live auction featuring lavish prize and vacation packages, a sumptuous sit-down dinner, the closing awards ceremony, and a 50th-birthday tribute to MLMIA President Ted Silverberg.

Pricing, Availability and Contact Information

The Malibu Golf Classic is one of the most affordable and value-packed charity golf tournaments in Southern California. Individual tournament slots, which include amazing tee prizes, golf, entertainment, and food and beverage on and off the course, are just $99 per person. The cost to attend the dinner and awards ceremony is just $25 per person.

Tournament spots are limited, and the event is certain to sell out. Individuals interested in registering for the 17th annual Malibu Golf Classic should contact Ted Silverberg at (805) 383-3535, or by e-mail at Golfers may also sign up by visiting, and then clicking on the registration link.

Local Malibu and Ventura County businesses interested in advertising and sponsorship packages may contact Ted Silverberg at (805) 383-3535, or by e-mail at

Malibu Country Club: A World-Class Venue

Designed by world-renowned golf course architect, William Francis Bell, Jr. (i.e., Billy Bell, Jr.) in the late 1970’s, Malibu Country Club is a challenging championship-caliber, par-72 layout nestled in the rugged and beautiful canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains. Measuring almost 6,700 yards from the back tees, and meandering through natural, chaparral-covered terrain capped by red rock formations, the course poses a formidable but fair test to golfers of all skill levels, and offers stunning views of natural wildlife and the surrounding countryside from many elevated tee positions. In addition, the design is a favorite of both local and visiting golfers alike for its affordable green fees, superb year-round conditioning, and favorable, moderate sun-drenched weather. Malibu Country Club is a full-service public golf facility which annually hosts more than 100 tournaments presented by corporations, professional associations, non-profits, and private groups, and over 10,000 individual players each year. For more information about Malibu Country Club and its numerous amenities, please visit

Nourish America: Providing Nourishing Food and supplements to Those in Need

Nourish America is an award-winning 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving the health of those in need through nutritional supplements, nourishing foods, and health education. Every day, 30,000 children, 34,000 low-income senior citizens, and 12,000 National Guard throughout America receive nutrition through Nourish America programs. The organization also provides nutritional support to evacuees, victims, and emergency workers during domestic disasters. Nourish America has received high fiscal management ratings three years in a row from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading charity watchdog organization. Independent audits of Nourish America’s finances show that over 94% of all donations go directly to programs and those served. Donations can be made online at, or through Chance to Give Foundation’s ( iPhone charity app.

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