(Shanghai, 11 October 2012) The 2012 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am is set to see a host of top Hollywood names exchange the red carpet for green fairways as they gather for the inaugural event at Mission Hills · Haikou on Hainan Island from 19-21 October.
Celebrity participants include Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody, Oscar-nominated actor Andy Garcia, Canadian film and television actor Ryan Reynolds, American actress Minka Kelly and Korea’s top male movie star Jeong Woo-Seong. They will join a host of luminaries from Hong Kong and Mainland China in what is being billed as Asia’s biggest entertainment event of the year.
Talent from closer to home includes renowned film directors Feng Xiaogang, He Ping and Zhao Baogang; Chinese actors Wang Zhiwen, Zhang Jiayi and Sun Nan; plus, movie stars Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Michael Wong, Michael Miu etc. Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen, the greatest action heroine Michelle Yeoh, Leon Lai, Gigi Leung, Charlie Young, Simon Yam, Twins and Jennifer Tse will attend the event activities too.
Mr. Donnie Yen Ji-Dan is Hong Kong’s top action star. He is also the event ambassador of the event. He is widely credited for popularizing the traditional martial arts style known as Wing Chun. He played the role of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in the 2008 film “Ip Man,” which was a box office success. Mr. Yen is very much looking forward to attend the event since it is the first time he went to Mission Hills Haikou and there will be a great line up of Chinese and International talents there.
The Hollywood stars won’t be alone as the event brings together a field comprising celebrities, actors, sporting legends and renowned golfers, while raising valuable funds for charitable beneficiaries like The Yao Ming Foundation and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Other confirmed star participants include 22-time Olympic medal winner Michael Phelps, former NBA Superstar Yao Ming, Brazilian football hero Ronaldo, former world No.1 tennis player Pat Cash and former world No. 1 snooker player Stephen Hendry.
Source: Mission Hills