Mortgage outfit to sponsor Bob Hope Classic

Bill Haas during the 2010 Bob Hope Classic.
Bill Haas during the 2010 Bob Hope Classic. ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Franklin American Mortgage Co. has agreed to a three-year, $1.5 million sponsorship deal with the Bob Hope Classic, whose 52nd edition will be played Jan. 17-23.

The mortgage company based in Franklin, Tenn., first participated in the PGA tournament this year.

Franklin American will receive a variety of benefits, including pro-am playing opportunities, tickets, hospitality and signage at the event. The company will underwrite the tournament's celebrity dinner and be the official sponsor of the event's Celebrity Jam Session.