CELEBS TEE UP AT SAG’S ACTORS FORE ACTORS” LOS ANGELES GOLF CLASSIC
[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]ctor, Tim Allen (Last Man Standing) hosted the Screen Actor’s Guild Foundation’s 5th Annual “Actors Fore Actors” Los Angeles Golf Classic on June 9, 2014. Held at the exclusive Lakeside Golf Club – in Burbank, CA, the tournament benefitted the foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance programs for SAG-AFTRA performers and their families. The charity tournament, co-hosted by SAG Foundation supporter and star of Last Man Standing Tim Allen and his co-star Richard Karn, rallied a variety of celebrities, sponsors and executives to raise vital funds to help performers facing life-threatening illness and severe economic hardship.
“The SAG Foundation’s L.A. Golf Classic is one of the premiere charity golf tournaments in the country. We all had a great time today, but more importantly, we raised awareness and critical funds for the SAG Foundation’s Assistance Programs and that’s what it’s really all about. It’s about actors helping actors,” said Tim Allen.
Allen was joined by nearly 60 celebrity players and SAG Foundation supporters, including Anthony Anderson, Dave Annable, Gabriel Aubry, Scott Bakula, Kim Coates, Greg Ellis, Donald Faison, Brendan Fehr, Jay Ferguson, Peter Gallagher, Andy Garcia, Carmine Giovinazzo, Mark-Paul Gosselar, Vinnie Jones, David Leisure, Kate Linder, Breckin Meyer, Joe Montegna, Mark Moses, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Nordling, Timothy Omundson, Michael O’Neill, Sam Page, Michael Peña, Joe Pesci, Geoff Pierson, Kevin Rahm, Alfonso Ribeiro, Chris Rich, Michael Weatherly, Nick Searcy, Kevin Sorbo and Tom Welling, among other competitive celebrity golfers.
“We like to think of ourselves as a family, and sometimes when you hit hard times it’s best to go home to your family,” commented Pamela Reed, Vice President SAG Foundation. “And the Screen Actors Guild Foundation likes to think of itself as home,” she added.
Googy Gress, actor and recipient of the SAG Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund proudly stated, “I am here to represent my gratitude and absolute thanks that the SAG Foundation was there to help me and my family. It was an extraordinary thing that they were able to do, something for which I will forever be grateful. I am truly honored that they gave me a chance to pay them back by being here and telling my story.”
The shotgun tournament concluded with a dinner and awards ceremony, where prizes and medals were presented to the top teams and players.
For the fourth consecutive year, Integrated Wealth Management was the presenting sponsor of the SAG Foundation L.A. Golf Classic. Additional major sponsors include John W. Carson Foundation, United Airlines, Fairway & Greene along with team sponsors AFTRA Foundation/Frank Nelson Fund, Amazon/Ron Perlman, Anthem Blue Cross, Boxing Cat Films, Bush Gottlieb, CBS, Jet Edge, Ken Corday/Corday Productions, Marc Cherry, Omnicom Media Group, One America, SAG-AFTRA, Townsend Raimundo Besler & Usher Consulting Firm, Turner Broadcast (TNT/TBS) and Warner Brothers (Driving Range sponsor). Other on course sponsors included True Links Wear Golf Shoes and a Putting Contest sponsored by Cleveland Golf, among others.
The SAG Foundation L.A. Golf Classic, a major annual fundraiser for the SAG Foundation’s medical and financial assistance programs. All proceeds from the SAG Foundation L.A. Golf Classic directly support these critical programs. Over the past five years, the SAG Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million through its charity golf tournaments.
The SAG Foundation’s 2nd Annual New York Golf Classic will take place on September 29, 2014 at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, NY and will also be presented by Integrated Wealth Managment.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SAG CHARITY GOLF EVENTS AT: GOLF.SAGFOUNDATION.ORG.
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