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9/15/2016 Member News
Copperhead Charities Welcomes Six New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2016


Palm Harbor - Copperhead Charities, the host organization for the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship, is pleased to announce six new members of its Board of Directors.

They are:

Ronde Barber, ex-Buccaneers defensive back, now a FOX Sports NFL analyst

Allie Cantonis, attorney from Belleair

Dan Doyle, Jr., president and CEO of DEX imaging

Ron Petrini, president of Great Bay Distributors

Lisa Smithson, founder, LS and Company, St. Petersburg-based Certified Public Accounting firm

Chris Sullivan, restaurant entrepreneur

The appointments were announced by General Chairman Les Muma. “These are outstanding individuals who have many years of activity with our organization among them,” says Muma. “They are committed to our mission of staging one of the very best PGA TOUR events of the year while raising significant money for Tampa Bay area charities. Last year, buoyed by record attendance and increased sponsorships, we generated more than $2 million for charity. With Valspar extended as our title sponsor into the next decade, we are looking for continued growth and we know these six will contribute significantly to our success.”

The Valspar Championship presented by BB&T will be dedicating its second Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County home this Saturday, September 17th, at 9 a.m. The home, for the Maloku family, is located at 712 Booth Street in Safety Harbor and media are welcome to attend…Four past winners of the Valspar Championship, including the last two, have advanced to the prestigious 30-player field of next week’s TOUR Championship which will determine the 2016 FedExCup champion. They are Charl Schwartzel (2016), Jordan Spieth (2015), Gary Woodland (2011) and Sean O’Hair (2008). Spieth won the 2015 FedExCup…On-line ticket sales for the 2017 Valspar Championship presented by BB&T (March 6-12) will begin on November 1…For the third year, the Valspar Championship will sponsor Valspar LIVE!, a free concert for tournament patrons featuring a top country music act. This year’s concert will be on Saturday, March 11, after the conclusion of play. Look for an announcement of the featured act within the next several weeks.

Contact – Rick Odioso (913/789-8217 or