Gladney Center for Adoption Presents The 2005 Gladney Cup Weekend of Events - Lyle Lovett and PGA Golfer, Kirk Triplett, to Headline Activities April 30 - May 2

Gladney Center for Adoption is one of the oldest and largest maternity homes and adoption agencies in the United States. Proceeds raised through participation in The Gladney Cup Weekend of Activities will benefit Gladney in creating bright futures through adoption. Marvin and Margaret Bush, Gladney Adoptive Parents of two beautiful children, are serving as Gladney Cup co-chairs. Lyle Lovett will be performing a benefit concert and PGA Golfer, Kirk Triplett, will be playing in the golf tournament.

(PRWEB) April 22, 2005 -- WHO: Marvin and Margaret Bush - Gladney Adoptive parents of two beautiful children, Marshall and Walker, as well as brother and sister-in-law to President George W. Bush. They will be serving as co-chairs for the Gladney Cup weekend of events. Mrs. Bush will be available for interviews on the weekend events.

Lyle Lovett - Lyle Lovett will be performing a benefit concert for the Gladney Center for Adoption. Of all the artists who emerged in Nashville’s mid-1980s whirlwind of experimentation, Lovett is one of the few who have achieved an enduring, significant career while staying constantly fresh and original. He has a fiercely loyal fan base, has sold four million records and even has a second calling as a successful film actor.

Kirk Triplett - Kirk Triplett will be playing at the 2005 Gladney Cup Golf Tournament at Congressional Country Club. Kirk and his wife, Cathi, have two adopted children, Alexis and Kobe. Kirk has been very active in promoting adoption through the Fore Adoption Foundation and the Dave Thomas Foundation. So, it is fitting that Kirk is involved in this wonderful tournament which supports the Gladney Center for Adoption in its quest to find permanent homes for children.

Mike McMahon - Mike McMahon has been president of the Gladney Center for Adoption since 1988. He is the first adoptive parent to lead the organization. Mike has two wonderful children, Claire and David, who were adopted through Gladney. Mike promotes the Gladney Center's mission of finding permanent home for children

Pat Green - Country Western sensation, Pat Green, will be playing at the Gladney Cup Golf Tournament. Part of Pat Green's success is his ability to straddle the thinking and the feeling, and his appreciation for people. The man who's recorded duets with heroes Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker isn't afraid to have fun with songs. Along the way, he's garnered three Grammy nominations; had a Top 5 Billboard Country Single with "Wave on Wave" and sold out the Houston Astrodome twice

The Gladney Cup Weekend of Events will kick off with a concert performance by Lyle Lovett on Saturday, April 30 at DAR Constitution Hall. The concert will benefit the Gladney Center for Adoption. Tickets are available by phone, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST: 1-888-966-4673, or through the secure on-line website: www.gladneyfund.org/lyle/.

Sunday evening, May 1, 2005, will feature a reception at The Smithsonian National Museum of American History In Celebration of Adoption. The evening will begin with cocktails and buffet, entertainment and a tour of the museum. Special awards will be presented.

To conclude the star-studded weekend of activities raising funds and awareness for adoption, the 4th annual Gladney Cup Golf Tournament will be held at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland on Monday, May 2. One hundred foursomes will gather for a chance to play at one of the greatest courses in the U.S. -- Congressional’s Blue and Gold courses. Many top-notch prizes, including finely crafted watches donated by sponsor Baume & Mercier and customized golf clubs offered by sponsor Ben Hogan Golf, will be awarded. The Gladney Cup Golf Tournament combines the love of golf with the desire to promote adoption. Foursomes from around the country will gather for a chance to play at one of the greatest courses in the United States as well as to financially support the non-profit Gladney Center for Adoption.

April 30-May 2, 2005

April 30
Lyle Lovett at DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
6:00 p.m. - Cocktail buffet
8:00 p.m. - Lyle Lovett will present a private performance at DAR Constitution Hall to benefit The Gladney Center for Adoption.

May 1, 2005
Reception and Celebration at The Smithsonian National Museum of American History
1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
7:00 p.m. - cocktail buffet, reception, tours and special awards

May 2, 2005
Gladney Cup Golf Tournament at Congressional Country Club
8500 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817-2635
Tee times begin at 7 a.m. for the Fourth Annual Gladney Cup Golf Tournament which will be played at Congressional Country Club.

Proceeds raised through participation in The Gladney Cup Weekend of Activities will benefit The Gladney Center for Adoption, America's pre-eminent adoption and maternity services agency. The Gladney Center helps to create bright futures each year for hundreds of adoptive parents, birth parents and children in this country and around the world through their adoption, education, humanitarian and support services.

Gladney is one of the oldest and largest maternity homes and adoption agencies in the United States. This year, Gladney will place over 350 children in forever homes. Gladney has placed over 26,000 children from here and around the globe since the agency was founded in 1887. For more information about Gladney’s international and domestic adoption programs, please log onto www.gladney.org. For more information about the Gladney Cup Golf Tournament weekend of events, please log onto www.gladneycup.com.

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