The Galleri Classic VIP Kick Off Reception Rallies Local Community and Business Leaders Around its Inaugural PGA TOUR Champions Golf Tournament on March 9 at Mission Hills Country Club

February 04, 2023


The Galleri® Classic VIP Kickoff Reception is presented by the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rancho Mirage; The Coachella Valley’s new PGA TOUR Champions event will be honored with a ‘Rising Star’ award when the Chamber makes its annual presentation of “The Rammys” on March 1


RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. – The Galleri® Classic continues to spread cheer and goodwill to its community prior to the debut of its inaugural PGA TOUR Champions golf tournament through its hosting of The Galleri Classic VIP Kick Off Reception, presented by the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rancho Mirage inside the Oak Room at Mission Hills Country Club on March 9 at 5:30 p.m.


The Galleri Classic VIP Kick Off Reception makes for a fun and informative business mixer uniting local community and business leaders who will be introduced to the upcoming Galleri Classic and a sneak preview of what tournament week (March 20-26) beholds.


The Galleri Classic, named after GRAIL’s multi-cancer early detection test, will feature 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals (50 years of age and over), including World Golf Hall of Fame members, in a 54-hole tournament March 24-26 on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the renowned Mission Hills Country Club.


City of Rancho Mirage Mayor Richard W. Kite, Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Katie Stice and Galleri Classic tournament director Michelle DeLancy are the featured speakers at The Galleri Classic VIP Kick Off Reception, which will serve up networking opportunities, refreshments and appetizers for its guests.


The Galleri Classic VIP Kick Off Reception will serve as a platform for the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce to ceremonially present The Galleri Classic with its ‘Rising Star’ award – from the Chamber of Commerce’s annual presentation of “The Rammys” on March 1.


Additional attendees to The Galleri Classic VIP Kick Off Reception include representatives from six Coachella Valley-based charities The Galleri Classic has partnered with for its first event – American Cancer Society (Palm Desert office), Desert Cancer Foundation, Eisenhower Health, Hanson House, Pendleton Foundation and Shay’s Warriors Life After Cancer. The Galleri Classic will direct a portion of tournament proceeds towards these local, non-profit organizations focused on combating cancer in underserved populations.


Part of The Galleri Classic’s donations will be funded through its ticket sales. All ticket options, beginning at $30 with good-any-one-day grounds tickets, are available at its official website, Tournament patrons ordering tickets at the event website also hold the option of making a flat donation to any of The Galleri Classic’s six charitable beneficiaries during the online checkout process.


Stay up to date with the latest information on The Galleri Classic by visiting and by following the tournament on Facebook (, Instagram (@GalleriClassic) and Twitter (@GalleriClassic).



GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC, is a subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) currently held separate from Illumina Inc. under the terms of the Interim Measures Order of the European Commission.

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About Galleri®

The earlier that cancer is detected, the higher the chance of successful outcomes. The Galleri multi- cancer early detection test can detect cancer signals across more than 50 types of cancer, as defined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging Manual, through a routine blood draw. When a cancer signal is detected, the Galleri test predicts the cancer signal origin, or where the cancer is located in the body, with high accuracy to help guide the next steps to diagnosis. The Galleri test requires a prescription from a licensed health care provider and should be used in addition to recommended cancer screenings such as mammography, colonoscopy, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, or cervical cancer screening. It is intended for use in people with an elevated risk of cancer, such as those aged 50 or older.

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About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at, at, on Twitter @ChampionsTour, on Instagram @pgatourchampions and on TikTok (pgatourchampions).


All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on GOLF Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Tournament programming is available via 20-plus TV linear partners in 170-plus countries and territories, with 25 channels carrying long-form and/or highlights coverage, and 170-plus hours of live coverage distributed in 130-plus countries and territories. Programming is also available via the OTT platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR in every market outside of the United States (240-plus countries and territories), excluding China, Korea and Russia, with live coverage distributed in 130-plus countries and territories.