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2020

Tucson, Arizona – Home to Four 2020 James Beard Semifinalists

The first American UNESCO City of Gastronomy continues a run of recognition for its stellar, unique cuisine. Don Guerra of Barrio Bread receives his second semi-finalist nod as Outstanding Baker; joining first-time semifinalists Mi Nidito Outstanding Hospitality), Stephen Paul of Whiskey Del Bac (Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer), and Chef Maria Mazon of BOCA Tacos y Tequila (Best Chef: Southwest).

Ernie Els, Jose Maria Olazabal and Steve Stricker Commit to 2020 Cologuard Classic

Tucson, Ariz. (February 19, 2020) – PGA TOUR Champions rookie Ernie Els, 2018 Cologuard Classic champion Steve Stricker, and two-time Masters champion José María Olazábal have committed to play in next week’s Cologuard Classic. In addition, tournament officials also announced that Darren Clarke and John Daly will receive sponsor exemptions into the PGA TOUR Champions’ event. The Cologuard Classic will be played February 26-March 1, 2020 at Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course. A field of 78 players will vie for the $1.7 million purse with a first-place prize of $255,000.

Larry The Cable Guy and Rusty Wallace to Join Lee Brice and Roger Clemens for Cologuard Classic 'Celebrity Challenge' on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

Tucson, Ariz. (February 13, 2020) – Comedian/actor Larry The Cable Guy and racing legend Rusty Wallace will join country music singer-songwriter Lee Brice and Major League Baseball pitching great Roger Clemens in the second annual Cologuard Classic “Celebrity Challenge” on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Played during the second round of the PGA TOUR Champions event, the celebrity group will play 9 holes, teeing off on the back nine at approximately 2:30 p.m. The four celebrities will compete for far more than pride and bragging rights, as a $50,000 donation will be split between three colorectal cancer advocacy groups on behalf of the celebrity group.

Rising Country Music Star Lindsay Ell to Join Lee Brice at 2020 Cologuard Classic Military Appreciation Concert: Nova Home Loans Named Presenting Sponsor Of Concert

Tucson, Ariz. (January 20, 2020) – Rising country music star Lindsay Ell has been added to the 2020 Cologuard Classic Military Appreciation Concert presented by Nova Home Loans, opening for headliner Lee Brice at Omni Tucson National Resort on Saturday, February 29. The concert event will take place on the practice range following the second round of competition at the Cologuard Classic. Nova Home Loans, the Tucson-based mortgage lender, has been added as the concert’s presenting sponsor.

MOCA Tucson Announces 2020 MOCA Local Genius Awardees

January 27, 2020 (Tucson, Arizona) —​ The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is pleased to announce  that the 2020 MOCA Local Genius Awards recipients will be pioneering borderland ecological restorer  Valer Clark​, US Congresswoman and ​gun safety champion​ ​Gabby Giffords​, planetary scientist and  OSIRIS-REx principal investigator ​Dante Lauretta​, and formative immigration activist collective ​Las  Mujeres de Manzo​. 
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