Shriners Open PGA Tour Networking Event

When:  Oct 6, 2022 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  WISE Las Vegas

WISE Las Vegas is thrilled to be invited to Shriners Children's Open! This PGA Tour golf tournament was founded in 1983 and is played annually in Las Vegas.

Shriners has invited our WISE LV members & friends/fam to spend the evening of Thursday October 6th enjoying a networking happy hour at TPC Summerlin featuring incredible speakers highlighting the impact of philanthropy in sports:

  • Patrick Lindsey, Shriners Children's Open Tournament Director
  • JJ Craven, First Lady of Shriners International

    Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be served.

    All attendees will also be given two one-day tickets to the tournament on a day of their choice.

    More details to come on parking instructions and event location at TPC Summerlin.

    The Tournament

    Enjoy PGA TOUR golf at its finest, in Las Vegas! Many of the world’s top golfers compete and earn FedExCup points in the Shriners Children’s Open, a professional, charitable tournament, benefiting its namesake. The tournament is the third event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup season.

    Established in 1983, the Open is held at the beautiful TPC Summerlin, in Las Vegas which has been honored by Golf Digest magazine as “One of America’s Best Golf Courses.” With a purse of $8 million, the event attracts some of the most recognized names in golf each year – Tiger Woods took home his inaugural PGA TOUR win here in 1996. Past Open tournament champions include Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Na and in 2021, Sungjae Im.

    With an outstanding field of players and the opportunity to support Shriners Children’s, this is a world-class golf event you don’t want to miss.

    About Shriners Hospitals for Children

    Shriners Children’s is the sponsor and benefactor of the Shriners Children Open. This international pediatric health care system has 22 locations in North America, and national and international outreach programs. Additionally, the system has an extensive telehealth network that extends the system’s expertise of care to rural communities and other locations. Proceeds from the tournament support the health care system and its mission to improve the lives of children.

    Many Shriners Children’s patients attend the Shriners Children’s Open. In attendance are the system’s national patient ambassadors and 22 representatives from each hospital/clinic location. The patients will inspire you and take your attendance to a whole new level. You will hear their stories of strength and accomplishment, and see them walk alongside players as standard bearers, carrying score boards.

    Jennifer "JJ" Craven, First Lady, Shriners International 2022-2023

    Jennifer Jill Craven, known as “JJ,” was born and raised in Summerville, South Carolina, the youngest of five siblings. Along with her deep love for family and friends, JJ says she is defined and inspired by her deep connection to the Lowcountry, as this area of South Carolina is called.

    JJ graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting, and earned her Master’s degree in taxation at the University of South Carolina. She had her first experience with Shriners Children’s when she volunteered at the Greenville hospital as part of her college community service requirement. Although JJ’s time there wasn’t long, the experience had a big impact on her. Even so, she had no way of knowing how big a part of her life Shriners Children’s would come to play.

    JJ worked as an auditor for the South Carolina Department of Revenue, then as a comptroller for a small land development company. In 1997, she began her own small bookkeeping and tax preparation business, which she still runs today. JJ says her love of numbers and the rigid balancing of numbers and budgets have given her a lifetime of enjoyment in her career.

    JJ met Kenny Craven in 2000, and they have been together for more than 22 years. The couple were married in the Summerville Baptist Church, of which JJ is a lifelong member. “Kenny already had a daughter, Stacey, when I met him, and she has certainly become my daughter too,” JJ said. “I couldn’t ask for a better person in my life to call a daughter than Stacey.” In 2020, Stacey and Stephen gave the couple their first grandchild, Ella Grace.

    A member of the Daughters of the Nile since 2008, JJ is proud to have the honor of standing by Kenny’s side through their journey with the Shriners. While balancing their home life and her career, she has also unfailingly supported Kenny in his service to Shriners International and Shriners Children’s, and she shares his deep love of the mission.

    JJ is looking forward to promoting Women Impacting Care, formerly known as the First Lady’s program. This collaborative effort shines a light on the extraordinary care provided at Shriners Children’s. JJ chose the program’s 2022–2023 theme, The World is Your Oyster, for its inspiring message that reflects how our patients’ grit and determination come together with the expertise of our healthcare specialists to overcome challenges and create endless possibilities for success and recovery. The World is Your Oyster focuses on Shriners Children’s care for pediatric sports- and play-related injuries by bringing awareness of the conditions treated and by helping potential patients and families learn how to access this care.


    TPC Summerlin
    1700 Village Center Circle
    Unit 907
    Las Vegas, NV 89134
    Event Image