The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region’s Inaugural Celebrity Golf Classic! On April 7th collected almost $300,000 in sponsorship and donations. Over 100 golfers spent the day playing at the Lakeside Golf Course in Toluca Lake. The event was organized by co-chairs Kathleen Paul and Dr. Peter Waldstein.
NFL Network’s Rich Eisen hosted the tournament, a modified best ball, featuring a celebrity playing with each foursome.
Carlos Bernard (“24”), Vinnie Jones (“Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels”), Neal McDonough (“Band of Brothers” & “Justified”), James Remar (“Dexter”) , Gregory Itzin (“Covert Affairs” and “The Mentalist”), Joel Murray (“Monsters University”), Tom Welling (“Draft Draft” & “Smallville”), Singer Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills & Nash, Oscar-winner Joe Pesci (“Good Fellas”), Jeff Nordling (“Flight 93”), Matt Craven (“Resurrection”), Gabriel Aubry (Hilfiger, Versace model), Jordan Masterson (“The 40 Year Old Virgin”), Mardy Fish (tennis player) and Eric Johnson (NFL) joined the fun on the links.
The tournament was an all-day affair of sports, cocktails, and stars! The day concluded with cocktails, dinner, and an awards ceremony at the clubhouse.
The Celebrity Golf Classic provides resources to support the work of the American Red Cross throughout the Los Angeles region and nationwide. All proceeds from this event will be used to assist victims of U.S. disasters.
Sponsors for the event included Pittsburgh Steelers, The Steve Tisch Foundation, John W. Carson Foundation, Dynacast, Frequentz, NFL Network, Harley Marine, Legendary Pictures, Ohana Real Estate Investors, Squire Sanders LLP, Venbrook Group LLC, TOMS, Activision, CBRE, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Galpin Ford, Hain Celestial Group, Pilot Corporation, PNC Financial Services Group, Jet Edge, Krave Jerky, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Urban Golf Performance.