The Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational is proud to announce that “Extra” will be teaming with the Center and Starkey Hearing Technologies to raise funds for the acclaimed Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center for abused children. Barbara Sinatra, founder and chairwoman of the Center, is “delighted and honored that “Extra”, America’s favorite television entertainment news magazine, will be covering our 25th Anniversary golf and entertainment event in February. The national exposure they will give to our cause will resonate with thousands of American families.”

The 25th Frank Sinatra Starkey Technologies Celebrity Invitational, February 21-23, 2013, will be held at the par 72 Eagle Falls Golf Course and the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The two day celebrity-amateur golf tournament, three nights of dinner parties with entertainment, and a spectacular luncheon and fashion show are dedicated to the memory and music of Frank Sinatra. Golf legend Ken Venturi, one of Frank Sinatra’s best friends, will co-host the event with Barbara Sinatra. Fe Zandi’s couture designs will be featured in the Friday Fashion Show Luncheon and Frankie Valli will headline the Saturday night Gala.

Over the years, the tournament has been supported by dozens of top entertainers and athletes, including Dean Martin, Joe Mantegna, Tommy Lasorda, Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minelli, Sammy Davis, Jr., Robert Wagner, Jill St. John, Angie Dickenson, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Sorbo, Tom Selleck, Elke Sommer, Tom Flores, and Chad Everett. “Extra” will provide coverage of the parties and golfing activities throughout the event weekend, and invite A-List entertainment celebrities to the desert to participate. They will also provide an opportunity for an on-camera February sweeps “Extra” friends giveaway.

“Extra’s” Senior Executive Producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey said, “We are thrilled to be working with The Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational and look forward to helping raise funds and awareness for such a great cause.”

The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center’s mission is to provide counseling for young victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and to focus on prevention, community education and breaking the generational cycle of abuse. Barbara Sinatra is quick to thank supporters of the Frank Sinatra Starkey Hearing Technologies Celebrity Invitational, and is proud to say, “The children who come to us for help continue to receive the therapy they need and deserve. No child is turned away due to a family’s inability to pay.”