August 17, 2006

Contact: Barbara C Lemaire, PhD (505) 277-5628

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Albuquerque, N.M.-September 5-9, 2006 the 53rd Annual Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino New Mexico Open will once again feature 150 of the finest professional and amateur players vying for an $80,000 purse. The proceeds from the Open and the Celebrity Pro-Am will benefit UNM Children's Hospital. Since 2000, the Open has generated more than $124,000 to benefit the hospital and its patients.

Invited guests to the Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament include Notah Begay, Tim Herron, Kip Henley III and Bobby Knight. If you are interested in playing in the Celebrity Pro-Am, please go towww.nmopen.com


Contact: Barbara Lemaire, 272-3322