DALLAS’ MOMENTOUS INSTITUTE TO RECEIVE $100,000 FOR HOLE-IN-ONE BY TOUR PRO MATT JONES AT AT&T BYRON NELSON

Luxury Hotel Brand to Donate to AT&T Byron Nelson Beneficiary if Golf Pro Makes Hole-in-One

DALLAS (May 26, 2015)Omni Hotels & Resorts today announced a special supporting role it is playing at this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament, where the Momentous Institute of Dallas will be cheering for Omni-sponsored PGA TOUR professional Matt Jones to make a hole-in-one worth $100,000.

Jones, the popular Australian who won the 2014 Shell Houston Open, will be playing for the Momentous Institute in the second round Friday, May 29, when he gets to the par-3 17th hole at the TPC course in Dallas. If Jones makes a hole-in-one at the 17th, Omni Hotels & Resorts will donate $100,000 to the Momentous Institute, owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, which serves 6,000 children and families each year through mental health and education programs.

If Jones does not ace the 17th on Friday, he will try again during Sunday’s final round, provided he makes the cut.

Now in his eighth season on the PGA TOUR, Jones has made one career hole-in-one, at the 2009 U.S. Bank tournament in Milwaukee. In his first year with Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts as a sponsor, Jones is playing in the AT&T Byron Nelson for the first time since 2012.

The 198-yard 17th is a signature hole, featuring an amphitheater design around the green. Protected by water, the green is shaped to allow players to feed their shots toward the hole, placements that tend to be near the water’s edge.

Jones also will get a helping hand from Momentous Institute during Wednesday’s practice round, when two specially selected fifth-graders will be his caddies for the day. To keep up with all things Omni happening at this week’s tournament, follow @omnihotels and #omnigolf on Twitter and Instagram.

Located in some of the country’s most beautiful destinations, Omni Hotels & Resorts golf courses are designed by award-winning golf architects, some of who are legendary champions of the game. Each golf resort is complete with luxurious accommodations and superior service, on and off the course.

Omni golf destinations offer challenges for golfers at all levels of play, so pros, amateurs and their families alike can find courses to enjoy, creating distinct golf vacations in prime locations on legendary fairways and greens.

Several courses in the Omni golf collection have a history and tradition of hosting PGA TOUR events, as well as national and international championship competition:

Jones, 35, is from Sydney, Australia. As a junior champion he competed at Arizona State University, where he was a first-team All-America selection. He turned pro in 2001 and has won more than $8 million on the PGA TOUR. He and his wife, Melissa, a former Miss Idaho, have two young daughters.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts Golf Portfolio
Located in some of the country’s most beautiful destinations, Omni Hotels & Resorts golf courses are designed by award-winning golf architects, including legendary champions of the game. Each destination offers challenges for golfers at all levels of play, so pros, amateurs and their families alike can find courses to enjoy, creating distinct golf vacations in prime locations on legendary fairways and greens. Each of the 11 golf resorts (360 total holes) is complete with luxurious accommodations and superior service, on and off the course.
For additional information or book tee times, visit www.omnihotels.com/destinations/golf.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

About Momentous Institute
Momentous Institute, owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, has been building and repairing social emotional health for over 90 years. The organization serves 6,000 kids and family members directly each year through mental health and education programs. The organization is expanding its reach by investing in training and research and sharing strategies with thousands of teachers and mental health professionals across the country. The combined support of Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the AT&T Byron Nelson, corporations, individuals, and foundations enable these efforts and truly change the odds for kids in our community and beyond.

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