++WINNING RYDER CUP TEAM EUROPE CAPTAIN THOMAS BJØRN, AUSTRALIAN TENNIS LEGEND MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS AND OLYMPIC TRIALTHALON GOLD MEDALIST EMMA SNOWSILL CONFIRMED AS HOSTS++
++STAR LINE-UP FOR CHARITY CELEBRITY SPORTING EVENT IN SARDINIA TO CELEBRATE LA DOLCE VITA, SPORT AND STYLE++
The Costa Smeralda Invitational 2019 is set to take place from 14th to 16th of June on the sunny Italian island of Sardinia. A plethora of stars from across the world of sports, entertainment and business are set to descend on the magical coastline of Costa Smeralda to participate in the fifth edition of the event, raising money for two official charities: Rays of Sunshine and Dynamo Camp.
The exciting guest list of celebrities attending include winning Ryder Cup Team Europe Captain and golf host Thomas Bjørn, Australian legend and tennis host Mark Philippoussis, former Olympic triathlon gold medalist and bike/hike/swim host Emma Snowsill, renowned fashion designer and waterskiing host Melissa Odabash, Chelsea football legends Ruud Gullit, Gianfranco Zola, Roberto Di Matteo, Carlo Cudicini and Asmir Begovic, professional footballers Gabriel Batistuta, Hasan Salihamidžić, Mirko Vucinic and Ronald De Boer, Welsh and Scottish rugby stars Mike Phillips and Max and Thom Evans, Italian sports presenter and TV host Federica Fontana, British entertainment stars Denise van Outen, Kimberly Walsh, Nicola Roberts, Jenni Falconer and Jamie Theakston and former Wham! member and entertainment legend Andrew Ridgeley.
This year’s highly anticipated event will feature a coaching clinic and celebrity golf tournament by recent Ryder Cup Team Europe Captain Thomas Bjørn, held at the beautiful Pevero Golf Club. The Danish golfer will host an exclusive clinic before the event and invite guests to ‘Beat the Pro’ on the stunning 10th hole. The weekend will also include tennis, cycling, swimming, hiking and water-skiing activities.
The tennis hosted by Australian superstar Mark Philippouss will take place at the Cervo Tennis Club. Known for having one of the fastest serves in the game, Mark will lead a coaching session followed by a doubles tournament. Olympic triathlon gold medalist, Commonwealth and triple World Champion Emma Snowsill will lead a cycling tour followed by a swim and hike along the scenic coastline of Sardinia. Renowned fashion designer Melissa Odabash is set to host and judge a waterskiing competition at Hotel Cala di Volpe.
The events grand finale will see the guests celebrate their time at the Charity Gala Dinner, held at the renowned Hotel Cala di Volpe. The evening will include a live, exclusive performance by Italian showbiz star Giulia Sol and a charity auction that aims to raise money for the official event charities, Rays of Sunshine and Dynamo Camp. Award winning magician and entertainer Marvin Berglas is also set to dazzle guests with a host of innovative magic performances.
The Costa Smeralda Invitational is a unique celebration of La Dolce Vita, sport and style for charity. Set against a backdrop of one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, celebrities meet world business leaders and VIP guests for two unforgettable days of five-star sport, entertainment and hospitality.
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